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NCAA Basketball: Marquette at Georgetown Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Georgetown Hoyas (8-9) head to Milwaukee to play the #16 Marquette Golden Eagles (12-5).

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As Govan goes, so goes Georgetown — and if a tournament push is possible, he’ll have to lead it | THEATHLETIC

There was no such midgame turnaround Wednesday against DePaul. Govan had six points and three rebounds in 22 minutes in the blowout, only the fourth time he was held in single digits all season. “He still has a lot to do, but he’s taken it in stride,” Ewing said. “His offensive ability is by far one of the best in the country as a big man.” Will it be enough to help carry a largely youthful lineup to an NCAA tournament berth?

Georgetown faces tough test vs No. 16 Marquette | WTOP

Markus Howard has either made or assisted on 49 percent of all Marquette field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has accounted for 21 field goals and 12 assists in those games...

Georgetown has lost its last three road games, scoring 71 points, while allowing 91 per game... Coincidentally, each of these teams has recorded assists on exactly 50 percent of all field goals over its last three games.

#16 Marquette Basketball Preview Primer: vs Georgetown Hoyas | ANONYMOUSEAGLE

It’s unlikely that Marquette will be pushed into struggling with the ball by Georgetown. Obviously, GU head coach Patrick Ewing isn’t a blind moron, so he’s going to try to glean something from the past three games that would work for his team, so the chances are there. It’s just not a strength of the Hoya defense through 30 games. Thus, we have to ask: How far inside their own heads are the Marquette players? How much of the turnover problem is now a mental issue? Are they now so worried about coughing it up that it’s making them hesitant and thus creating more problems? Can Marquette staple their confidence back together to close out the regular season and Fiserv Forum’s first campaign with a win?

Game Notes: MU Senior Day: Georgetown at MU 1:30 pm Sat | 247SPORTS

Marquette has claimed five of the last six outings with the Hoyas and now owns a slim 14-12 advantage in the all-time series. All but two of the matchups have come since Marquette joined the BIG EAST in 2005-06...

The Golden Eagles earned a three-way share of first place with Georgetown and Louisville in 2012-13, but tiebreakers gave MU the No. 3 seed in the tourney. MU has never been higher than the No. 2 seed, which came in 2011-12.

On the line for Villanova: an outright Big East championship, something that didn’t seem possible two weeks ago | PHILLY

Going into the final day of the Big East schedule, none of the 10 teams has clinched a seed for the tournament beginning Wednesday. The Wildcats can be the first with a win. If they lose, and Marquette defeats Georgetown, they will be co-champions and tiebreakers will be used to determine seeding. The Big East office said that in the event of a first-place tie, and a St. John’s win at Xavier that would enable to Red Storm to finish in third, the Wildcats would be the No. 1 seed because the Johnnies swept the Golden Eagles.

Adrian Dantley Returned To The Site Of A Legendary Prep Hoops Debacle, This Time As A Kids’ Rec League Ref | DEADSPIN

What Thompson pulled was a stunt only an evil genius could conceive. Instead of giving the overflow crowd a game for the ages, Thompson used the big stage to upstage Wootten.