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Bragging Rights Bracket: No. 5 Marquette vs. No. 4 Memphis



by Micah Hart

For the complete Bragging Rights rules and to vote for other matchups, click here. In this matchup D-Wade’s alma mater takes on Derrick Rose and the Memphis Tigers. It’s on!

VS

Marquette Golden Eagles


Starters (all stats per 48 minutes):

Dwyane Wade, Heat: 33.0 points, 8.6 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 1.3 blocks, 1.9 steals
Wesley Matthews, Trail Blazers: 22.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.2 blocks, 1.8 steals
Steve Novak, Spurs: 22.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.5 blocks, 0.5 steals
Lazar Hayward, Timberwolves: 17.0 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 0.7 blocks, 1.1 steals
Jerel McNeal*, Hornets: 19.5  points, 4,2 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 0.3 blocks, 1.4 steals

*McNeal has yet to appear in an NBA game, so his NBA D-League stats are listed here

Missed the cut: None

Team synopsis: This team is fairly similar to the squad Wade took to the Final Four in 2003, in the sense that most of the team doesn’t really have much of an NBA future. In fact, they only qualify to participate because McNeal was recently given a 10-day contract by the Hornets. Still, Wade and Matthews are a nice 1-2 combo. (more…)