2012 Big East Conference Tournament
Thursday, 3/8/12, 7:00 p.m. Eastern, TV: ESPN
#2 Marquette Golden Eagles (25-6, 14-4 Big East) vs. #7 Louisville Cardinals (23-9, 11-8)
Madison Square Garden – New York, New York
Opening Line: Marquette -3
Current Line:
Marquette -3
Opening Total: 135
Current Total: 135
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I was worried for a while, but Marquette is finally living up to my expectations. They were the last team in the Big East to lose a game, but now that they have done it they seem to have developed quite a taste for it because they did it again. The first loss against South Florida was a bad lapse of concentration and focus. Tonight’s loss, though, was just a confirmation of what I have long felt about the team – they aren’t that good. They had no answer for Villanova’s offense, they could keep up with their own offense, and they just weren’t good enough. There will be plenty more opportunities to bet against this team in the coming weeks because their Big East schedule is back-loaded – they still have Georgetown, UConn, Louisville, Pitt and Syracuse left. I don’t see how they go better than 2-3 ATS over that stretch.

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