Tipoff: 7p.m. MT/8 p.m. CT
Television: Fox Sports 1
ASU update (6-3):
Four Sun Devils finished in double digit scoring as senior Shaquielle McKissic led the way with 22 points, 11 rebounds and three assists in ASU's 81-74 victory over Pepperdine Saturday. It was McKissic's second career double-double. Junior big man Eric Jacobsen also had a career high 20 points in the game where ASU trailed for the first time all season at halftime. The maroon and gold now have three starters averaging double-digit points this season in junior college transfer Gerry Blakes (12.2) Jacobsen (11.7) and McKissic (10.1). With the win Saturday, ASU also extended its home winning streak to 14 games, the longest such streak since the 1974-75 season. The Sun Devils haven't won a game on the road yet this season.
Maquette update (4-4):
The Golden Eagles are coming off a 49-38 loss to Wisconsin. They've also lost at Ohio State and at home to Michigan State in what has been a tough early season schedule for first-year head coach of the program Steve Wojciechowski who was formerly an assistant at Duke. Matt Carlino is a 6-foot-2 guard and graduate student, he's averaging 13.8 points per game after transferring from BYU last season. Senior forward Juan Anderson leads the team in rebounding, averaging 6.6 boards per game.
Keys to victory:
1. Exploit the advantage
ASU clearly has the potential to gain a large edge on the glass. Marquette is only averaging 27 rebounds per game, which is on average 8.7 fewer per game than their opponent. ASU has out rebounded all but one opponent this season in Maryland and they'll need to continue that trend to have success. Big forward Davante Gardner is gone for the Golden Eagles, he led them with 18 points in last season's 79-77 victory for the Sun Devils. While that should help, ASU also has a whole new problem to worry about Tuesday night.
2. Keep Fischer contained
Sophomore 6-foot-11 center Luke Fischer will make his debut for Marquette. He appeared in 13 games off the bench for Indiana last season, averaging 2.8 points and 2.1 rebounds per contest. While this doesn't seem like a lot, Fischer's upside is tremendous. He was a 4-star recruit out of high school and the No. 94 player in the country in his class according to Rivals. He's immediately going to add height and a true presence in the paint for the Golden Eagles. Eric Jacobsen should have his hands full as all eyes will be on Fischer Tuesday. Whether or not ASU can limit his impact will play a large role in the game.
3. Get Savon Goodman involved
Goodman averaged 3.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per contest at UNLV, then went to Indian Hills last season before landing at ASU. He was the No. 72 player in the country coming out of high school and hasn't been able to show off his full skill set as a 6-foot-6 forward yet. He showed promise in the maroon and gold scrimmage and Tuesday night will be his first chance to play in a game this season. He plays a very physical brand of basketball and should have an immediate impact, but its impossible to find out if he doesn't have a chance with the ball in his hands. It can be tough for a new player to get into the flow of a Division I basketball game after so much time away, the only way the Sun Devils can acclimate Goodman quickly is to get him touches early.