Golden Eagles open season at home vs. Prairie View A&M Panthers

Via Cracked Sidewalks:

Could Jae Crowder have looked any more like Lazar in his number 32, playing defense 30 feet from the basket while overpowering everyone underneath for 10 rebounds, 3 steals and 6 of 9 shooting including a trey. WOW. Jamail Jones looked just as good, albeit in just 8 minutes. Add them to Jimmy Butler, and MU has three unbelievable swing men. The Panthers can put a tall guard or a struggling 6-foot-7 big player on one or more of them, but this is where MU will have its biggest mismatch opportunities.

…This is key for the Golden Eagles is Jae Crowder, Jimmy Butler, and Jamail Jones. They are all tough, can play in the post, and get to the foul line. Oh! And not to mention, get tons of REBOUNDS. That is something the team is going to need to do to win a lot of games in the Big East. Even though this Prairie View A&M team is from the SWAC and is small, they gave Cincinnati a run for their money last year in a 69-62 loss and coach Buzz talked about how this game is very important. He thinks they could possibly get upset if they play the way they did against St. John’s (Minnesota). But if the Golden Eagles want to win it will have to come with protection of the ball on offense and defend the three-point line. If they can do those two things, they will win the game….

My prediction: Marquette 70 – Prairie View A&M 55

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