Georgia Tech Basketball: Marquette Preview

Georgia Tech (3-1, 0-0 ACC) vs. Marquette (3-2, 0-0 Big East)

KenPom Rankings: Georgia Tech-109; Markette – 64

efficiency rankings: Georgia Tech – Attack 186th, Defense 66th; Marquette – Attack 78th, Defense 57th

KenPom Prediction: Georgia Tech 69-73 Marquette. Georgia Tech is given a 33% chance of winning.

About Marquette

After Tech fell to Utah and Marquette lost to Mississippi State, the two face off in the Fort Myers Tip-Off third-place game.

Marquette is 3-2 this season with wins over Radford, Central Michigan and LIU and losses to Purdue (on the road) and Mississippi State (neutral site). Essentially, they won the games they were meant to win and lost the games they were meant to lose. However, they came close on both losses, losing to Purdue by 5 and Mississippi State by 3.

Marquette isn’t afraid to shoot the three, who rank at the top nationally in 3-point attempts, but they’ve struggled to see them fall and rank in the bottom half nationally with 3-point field goal attempts Percentage.

They are also a very good passing team, ranking at the top of the national team in terms of assist percentage (percentage of field goals assisted).

players to watch

Tyler Kolek: Outstanding Floor GM of 8+ assists per game. Ranked 11th in assists nationwide. Also leads the team in rebounding, averaging just under 9 points per game.

NCAA Basketball: Fort Myers Tip-Off Mississippi State in Marquette

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Kam Jones: Entering his second season after forming the 2021-2022 Big East All-Freshman Team. 6-4 wing averaging 11.8 points per game including a 19-point game against Purdue.

Oso Ighodaro: At the start of his third season with Marquette, Ighodaro has seen his minutes increase significantly season after season. Was MVP in the opener against Radford and scored 19 points on a 9-12 shooting.

Olivier Maxence Prosper: 6-8 Stretch Big Man, who leads the team in scoring largely due to a 31 point performance (11-12 field goals, 3-3 threes) against LIU.

forecast

The outcome of this depends on which Georgia Tech team decides to show up. Is it the team that was down 23-4 midway through the opening half last night? Or is it the team that has surpassed Utah 60-45 from that point forward? This game will also be close, but I think Tech will avoid a slow start like last night and come out on top with a narrow win.

NCAA Basketball: Fort Myers Tip-Off Mississippi State in Marquette

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