RTC Live: Marquette @ Notre DamePosted by rtmsf on February 4th, 2012
Notre Dame is warm, but Marquette is on fire. This is a key Saturday afternoon matchup featuring two teams that are trending way up in the Big East conference race.
Game #73. Marquette and Notre Dame both enter Saturday’s matchup riding hot streaks. The Golden Eagles have won seven in a row while the Irish have been winners of three straight. It is expected that Marquette will be without the services of junior forward Davante Gardner for the second straight game. Gardner suffered a sprained knee in the win at Villanova last Saturday. Sans Gardner, senior guard Darius Johnson-Odom and senior forward Jae Crowder will look to lead Marquette to its eighth straight win. The Irish are led into action by sophomore guard Eric Atkins and junior forward Jack Cooley. This is an important game for both teams as each are looking to establish a top four position within the Big East conference.