Tale Of The Tape: #21 Notre Dame At #22 Marquette

#21 Notre Dame
#22 Marquette
Notre Dame v Syracuse
Marquette Golden Eagles v Florida Gators
Winner Once again, Mike Brey has his team near the top of the Big East, competing for a double bye in the conference tournament. Irish fans are hoping he can find success in the NCAA Tournament this year as well.
Buzz Williams got a huge win on Monday night against Syracuse, keeping Marquette’s hopes for a conference title alive. The Golden Eagles don’t have any marquee names, but they play well as a unit.
Winner In their last game, a win against Cincinnati, ND shot 46 percent from the field. The front-court tandem of Tom Knight and Jack Cooley combined to go 11 for 14.
Forward Davante Gardner was the star against Syracuse, only missing one shot overall (a free throw) and scoring a career-high 26 points. This is a very efficient offense that gets to the free throw line often.
ND’s last two opponents have shot under 35 percent, perhaps a sign that this team is starting to play better on the defensive end. They foul less often than all but four teams in the country but don’t force many turnovers.
Winner Marquette’s defense is average across the board. They use a group approach to keep the opposition off the boards—the three leading rebounders average between 4.7 and 5 boards a game.
Bench Depth
Notre Dame doesn't have much depth, so if foul trouble becomes an issue the Irish could be in trouble.
Winner Gardner came off the bench to deliver his impressive performance earlier this week. Williams uses his reserves a decent amount and they are fairly productive.

We'll Just Call it a Tie

Notre Dame v Syracuse Marquette Golden Eagles v Florida Gators

These teams are somewhat similar and are evenly matched. In what should be a low-possession game, Marquette gets the slight edge at home.

-Andrew Kahn, College Football Contributor


  1. MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 9: Quarterback Brock Osweiler #17 of the Houston Texans drops back to pass during the first quarter of the game on October 9, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 13:  Trevor Siemian #13 of the Denver Broncos warms up before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on October 13, 2016 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
    Week 7 Tale Of The Tape: Houston Texans At Denver Broncos

    The Broncos square off against their former QB as they welcome in Brock Osweiler and the Texans.

  2. SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 16:  Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks passes against the Atlanta Falcons at CenturyLink Field on October 16, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 17:  Quarterback Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals looks to make a pass against the New York Jets in the first half of the NFL game at University of Phoenix Stadium on October 17, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
    Week 7 Tale Of The Tape: Seattle Seahawks At Arizona Cardinals

    The Seahawks face their NFC West foe on the road as the Cardinals look to get above .500 for the first time this season.

  3. FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 16:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots prepares to receive a snap during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Gillette Stadium on October 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Quarterback  Landry Jones #3 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a pass during warm ups before playing against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
    Week 7 Tale Of The Tape: New England Patriots At Pittsburgh Steelers

    The Patriots are riding high and now face a Steelers team who will be without their starting QB.

See All Tales of the Tape

More From CBS New York

Get Our Morning Briefs
Bloomberg WCBS Tri-State Business Index

Listen Live