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Xavier Musketeers @ Marquette Golden Eagles

Current Records: Xavier 13-13, Marquette 20-6

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 5 p.m. ET
  • Where: Fiserv Forum -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Ticket Cost: $30.00

What to Know

We've got another exciting Big East matchup on schedule as the Marquette Golden Eagles and the Xavier Musketeers are set to tip at 5:00 p.m. ET on February 25th at Fiserv Forum. Marquette will be looking to keep their four-game home win streak alive.

Marquette scored the most points they've had all season to find success on Wednesday. They took their game at home with ease, bagging a 105-71 victory over the Blue Demons. Marquette has made a habit of sweeping their opponents off the court, having now won eight contests by 19 points or more this season.

Kam Jones was a one-man wrecking crew for Marquette as he went 8 for 10 from beyond the arc en route to 34 points and 2 assists. As a matter of fact, that's the most points Jones has scored all season. The team also got some help courtesy of Oso Ighodaro, who almost dropped a double-double on 15 points and nine rebounds.

Meanwhile, Xavier's recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Wednesday after their third straight loss. They took a 79-75 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Friars. While the oddsmakers failed to call the winner, they nailed the 154 point over/under.

Despite their loss, Xavier saw several players rise to the challenge and make noteworthy plays. Abou Ousmane, who dropped a double-double on 13 points and 13 rebounds, was perhaps the best of all. Ousmane didn't help Xavier's cause all that much against the Pirates last Wednesday but the same can't be said for this game. Another player making a difference was Dayvion McKnight, who scored 16 points along with six assists and four steals.

The Golden Eagles are on a roll lately: they've won nine of their last ten matches, which provided a nice bump to their 20-6 record this season. As for the Musketeers, their defeat dropped their record down to 13-13.

Fans should be in for an exciting game on Sunday as the pair are among the highest scoring teams in the league right now. Marquette hasn't had any problem running up the score this season, having averaged 78.8 points per game. However, it's not like Xavier struggles in that department as they've been averaging 75.7 points per game. With both teams so easily able to put up points, the only question left is who can run the score up higher.

Looking ahead, Marquette is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 10.5 points. They might be worth a quick bet since they're sitting on a five game streak of covering the spread when expected to win.


Marquette is a big 10.5-point favorite against Xavier, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Golden Eagles as a 10-point favorite.

The over/under is 158 points.

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Series History

Marquette has won 7 out of their last 10 games against Xavier.

  • Mar 11, 2023 - Marquette 65 vs. Xavier 51
  • Feb 15, 2023 - Marquette 69 vs. Xavier 68
  • Jan 15, 2023 - Xavier 80 vs. Marquette 76
  • Jan 23, 2022 - Marquette 75 vs. Xavier 64
  • Dec 18, 2021 - Xavier 80 vs. Marquette 71
  • Mar 06, 2021 - Marquette 66 vs. Xavier 59
  • Dec 20, 2020 - Xavier 91 vs. Marquette 88
  • Jan 29, 2020 - Marquette 84 vs. Xavier 82
  • Jan 15, 2020 - Marquette 85 vs. Xavier 65
  • Jan 26, 2019 - Marquette 87 vs. Xavier 82