Villanova vs Marquette: 5 storylines for first 2020-21 Big East matchup

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Villanova and Marquette meet up as Big East action get into full swing and conference games become the focus.

As Villanova and Creighton establish not only themselves but establish a tier system that separates them and the rest of the Big East Conference, Marquette Basketball prepares to prove that there should be three teams in the top tier looking down upon the rest of the Big East.

Marquette currently holds a victory over Creighton, yet lost to Seton Hall. Those first two Big East games are a perfect demonstration of the type of season Head Coach Steve Wojciechowski should expect this season.

The 2020-21 campaign for the Marquette Golden Eagles will be wrought with inconsistency, thus making every game one they could win and just as easily lose. With two victories over top ten opponents already on their resume, a victory Wednesday over Villanova will go a long way in March when the Selection Committee has to review their inconsistent season.

In what can be called a  reversed mirror image of Marquette’s inconsistency is Villanova, who under Jay Wright has been a beacon of consistency.  Whether it has been good or bad, effective or counter-productive what is to be expected from Villanova is no surprise.

Going into Wednesday’s game Villanova is sitting at 7-1 overall with wins over No.18 Arizona State and  No.17 Texas. Villanova’s only loss came in overtime to a Virginia Tech team who refused to allow the Wildcats to pull away down the stretch.

The focus now, however, is on the Big East standings, which Villanova sits on top of with Seton Hall at 2-0. Both teams have an opportunity to make a statement as Marquette looks to lay claim to being one of the Big East’s elite and Villanova looks to prove Marquette is not in their tier while defeating the team who handed Creighton a loss.

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