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Friends Myles and Markus Ready for Saturday Showdown

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This was back in October, during the tail-end of BIG EAST Media Day at Madison Square Garden. Seton Hall’s Myles Powell, adorned in his custom suit and sparkly silver shoes, was asked his thoughts on having been chosen the conference’s Preseason Player of the Year.

That’s when the conversation quickly veered away from his just-announced preseason accolades and more toward his close friend, Marquette’s Markus Howard.

“Honestly I was surprised, especially with Markus already winning (BIG EAST Player of the Year) last year and then coming back,” Powell said. “He’s a great player.