FIRST LOOK --- Here's our early preview at Thursday's game. We'll breakdown the game further, but this should get you started.

FROM THE NEWSPAPER --- In our advance Marquette coach Buzz Williams tries to make the case that the sixth-seeded Golden Eagles are the underdogs because they have to travel 2,200 miles to the West Coast to play a Pac-10 team.

And Jerry Brewer offers a column on UW rising to the top of bad Pac-10.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING --- Here's a good blog that covers Marquette basketball.

MARQUETTE PRIMER --- Identity: Catholic, Jesuit, private. Established: 1881. Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Undergraduate: 8,048. Postgraduate: 3,500. Campus: Urban, 90 acres. Athletics: 14 NCAA Division I teams (Big East). Colors: Blue and Gold

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