The Golden Eagles concluded the regular season tied for fifth overall with West Virginia, but the Mountaineers earned the No. 5 seed by virtue of their 79-64 victory over MU on Jan. 6. SHU secured the 11th seed following the team's 64-61 loss to Rutgers Sunday afternoon.
Marquette swept the home-and-home series with the Pirates in 2007-08, posting a 61-56 win at the Bradley Center on Jan. 8 before earning an 89-64 decision on Feb. 12 at the Prudential Center.
The MU/SHU winner will advance to face No. 3 seed Notre Dame at 8 p.m. CT Thursday night. Each of the 11 games of the tournament will be broadcast on ESPN.