The time is here for more of our sparkling CBB picks, as we look at the schedule for basketball for Thursday night. The Florida Gators and Marquette Golden Eagles will have it in a nationally televised game, which can be seen on the college basketball TV schedule on ESPN2.
Free College Hoops Picks: Marquette Golden Eagles @ Florida Gators
Date: Thursday, November 29th, 9:00 ET
Location: O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL
Marquette vs. Florida Live TV: ESPN2
It’s going to be a late night in Gainesville on Thursday, as the Gators have a late 9:00 p.m. ET start against the Golden Eagles of Marquette in the Big East/SEC Challenge. Florida has already knocked off one major foe this year, beating the snot out of the Wisconsin Badgers by 18 points as six-point favorites in this building. It’s a sign that perhaps Head Coach Billy Donovan really does have a team that is good enough to go to the Final Four this year in spite of the fact that the unexpected departure of G Bradley Beal was really supposed to crush the program. The Golden Eagles look okay right now under the direction of Head Coach Buzz Williams, but there is some concern. F Davante Gardner is the team’s leading scorer right now at 14.0 points per game, but there is a real question as to who is going to step up and take the big time shot at the end of the shot clock. Last year, it was either Darius Johnson-Odom or Jae Crowder. This year, no such luck. It’s tough laying double digits, but we’re going to do just that on Friday night with the Gators against what we amount up to be an overmatched Marquette side.
Marquette vs. Florida Pick: Florida Gators -11.5
Marquette vs. Florida Prediction: Florida 78 – Marquette 61