Marquette vs Villanova - Tale of the Tape

The Marquette Golden Eagles will take on the Villanova Wildcats Monday night at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee at 6:00pm Central. The game will be televised on ESPN as part of the Big Monday lineup and will can also be heard on the radio in Milwaukee on ESPN 1290 with Steve "The Homer" True and Jim McIllvaine courtside. Andrew Phillips gives us a look at 'Nova's key players.


Location: Philadelphia, PA

Mascot: Wildcats

Conference: Big East

2005-2006 Record: 28-5 (14-2), advanced to the Elite Eight, where they were defeated by eventual National Champion Florida

2006-2007 Record: 18-8 (6-6)

Series with Marquette: Villanova leads 6-3 with Villanova winning the last meeting.      

Coach: Jay Wright, in his 13th overall season has a 226-144 record, in 5 years at Villanova has a 104-59 record. 

Interesting Fact: Tom Crean is 1-1 against Villanova….. Frank Tchuisi a sophomore forward for the Wildcats is a former teammate of Dwight Burke and David Cubillan from St. Benedict's Academy.   


Probable Starters:

#1 Scottie Reynolds: a 6'2" freshman guard from Herndon, VA.  Averaging 12.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg, and 4.2 apg on 38.3% shooting from the field (90-235) and 36.6% shooting from beyond the arc (37-101).  Shoots 84.8% from the line.  Leads the team in turnovers with 77, is second in assists (110) and steals (33).


#12 Mike Nardi: a 6'2" senior guard from the Linden, NJ.  Averaging 13.4 ppg 2.7 rpg, and 4.2 apg on 40.4% shooting from the field (114-282) and 37.3% from beyond the arc (63-169).  Shoots 85.1% from the line, leads the team in assists (111), is tied for 2nd in turnovers (54). 


#34 Curtis Sumpter: a 6'7" senior forward from Brooklyn, NY.  Averaging 17.2 ppg and 6.9 rpg on 46.0% shooting from the field (142-309) and 39.3% from beyond the arc (42-107).  Shoots 82.4% from the line, has committed the most fouls of any Villanova player with 72.


#33 Dante Cunningham: a 6'8" sophomore forward from Silver Spring, MD.  Averaging 8.6 ppg, and 5.5 rpg on 59.6% shooting from the field (84-141) and 1.000% from beyond the arc (1-1).  Leads the team in steals with 34.


#50 Will Sheridan: a 6'8" senior forward from Bear, DE.  Averaging 5.6 ppg and 5.1 rpg on 45.7% shooting from the field (53-116) and 16.7% from beyond the arc (1-6).  Is a 73.6% free throw shooter, leads the team in blocked shots with 25. 


Key Reserve:

#20 Shane Clark: a 6'7" sophomore forward from Philadelphia, PA.  Averaging 8.3 ppg and 4.1 rpg on 43.8% shooting from the field (74-169) and 37.9% from beyond the arc (36-95).  Is only a 75.0% free throw shooter (33-44). 

**Andrew Phillips is a senior majoring in Political Science and is also the President of the Marquette Band!!

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