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Marquette Golden Eagles vs Syracuse Orange takes place in the NCAA 2013 tournament on Saturday in the first of the four Elite Eight games taking place this weekend. The game is scheduled to tip off at 4.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
This should be one of the most exciting games in March Madness 2013 so far. No. 3 seeded Marquette and No. 4 seeded Syracuse will both have expected themselves to reach this stage of the tournament. However, now the business end of the competition begins, and every game from here is one where each team will need to be at their best to progress. There are no easy games left, and this one should be one of the closest this weekend.
This is the second time these two teams have clashed this season, and will ensure that at least one team from the Big East make the Final Four.
The game between these two teams during the regular season was a fantastic one, and went all the way to the wire. Marquette eventually ran out winners by three points in a 74-71 victory at the MO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI.
Marquette will be the slight favorites going into this game, but the stakes will be much higher than earlier in the season, and the pressure will be on for the big players to deliver.
Both sides have proven themselves to get to this stage of the competition; Syracuse had to knock out top-seeded Indiana Hoosiers on Thursday night, where as Marquette had to take down No. 2 seeded Miami.
Marquette Golden Eagles vs Syracuse Orange is scheduled to tip off at 4.30 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the CBS network. The game, coming live from the Verizon Center in Washington D.C., can also be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.