Sizzling In The Spotlight: Bennett & Wesner's Fandual Legends Classic Predictions
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It's that time of year again ladies and gentlemen! What? You don't know? It's time for family get-togethers and early season college basketball tournaments. 

So with these very exciting events about tip-off, VAVEL US' own Tyler Bennett and Peyton Wesner have decided to do a special "Sizzling in the Spotlight" for all twenty November tourneys, including the Fandual Legends Classic.

Subregional Bracket

4:00 PM EST
2-2 Belmont - 1-2 South Alabama

Coming In:
Belmont: 93-88 Loss @ Evansville
South Alabama: 78-66 Loss @ LSU

Players to Watch:
Belmont:
Evan Bradds (JR)
---19.8 PPG, 9.3 RPG, & 2.3 APG.
South Alabama:
Ken Williams (JR)
---13.0 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 3.0 APG, & 1.3 SPG.

6:30 PM EST
2-2 IUPUI @ 0-4 Kennesaw State (ESPN3)

Coming In:
IUPUI: 86-82 Win - Kentucky State
Kennsaw State: 77-64 Loss @ Samford

Players to Watch:
IUPUI:
Darell Combs (JR)
---14.5 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 4.0 APG, & 1.5 SPG.
Kennesaw State:
Yonel Brown (SR)
---19.5 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 2.0 APG, & 1.3 SPG.

Bennett's Bracket

Semi-Finals:  
Belmont is one of the premier mid-major programs in the 2015-16 season, and the territory is nothing new for the Bruins. With the trio of Evan Bradds, Craig Bradshaw, and Taylor Barnette leading the way, the Bruins are poised for big things this season. South Alabama will give them a stern test, but the Bruins squeak out the victory in the end.
---Belmont 82, South Alabama 76

The Kennesaw State Owls have the benefit of playing on their home floor in the subregional of the Legends Classic, which will give them a boost from the get-go. IUPUI has played some strong basketball this season against high-profile opponents, but it’s tough to overlook the Owls on their home floor. Kennesaw State's Yonel Brown is a star, and he will lead his team to victory in this one.
---Kennesaw State 76, IUPUI 74

As stated above, the Owls get a big boost from playing on their home floor and have a star in Yonel Brown on their roster. But as tough it is to overlook the hometown team, it is also tough to overlook a team like Belmont who is loaded with talent. Behind the play of their three stars, the Bruins will come away with a tournament victory to bolster their resume.
---Belmont 86, Kennesaw State 76

Wesner's Bracket

Semi-Finals:
---Belmont 87, South Alabama 70

---IUPUI 74, Kennesaw State 68

Championship:
---Belmont 90, IUPUI 76

National Bracket

7:00 PM EST
3-0 23. LSU - 1-2 Marquette (ESPN2)

Coming In:
LSU: 78-66 Win - South Alabama
Marquette: 89-61 Loss - Iowa

Players to Watch:
LSU:
Ben Simmons (FR)
---18.7 PPG, 12.7 RPG, 4.7 APG, 2.0 SPG, & 1.3 BPG.
Marquette:
Henry Ellenson (FR)
---14.0 PPG, 9.0 RPG, & 3.0 APG.

9:00 PM EST
2-1 NC State - 2-1 Arizona State (ESPN3)

Coming In:
NC State: 79-56 Win - IUPUI
Arizona State: 91-53 Win - Kennesaw State

Players to Watch:
NC State:
Caleb Martin (SO)
---18.3 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 1.7 SPG, & 1.0 BPG.
Arizona State:
Gerry Blakes (SR)
---14.3 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 2.7 APG, & 1.7 SPG.

Bennett's Bracket

Semi-Finals:
LSU and Marquette will bring two of the nation’s top freshmen to the limelight as Ben Simmons and Henry Ellenson go head-to-head. LSU has impressed this season, while Marquette has struggled to gain wins, and are coming off a blowout loss to Iowa. While Simmons has been impressive, fellow freshman Antonio Blakeney has been just as. Tonight, both will help LSU roll over the Golden Eagles.
---LSU 82, Marquette 70

Both the Wolfpack and the Sun Devils have found themselves on the wrong side of upsets so far this season, and are looking for a statement win to get back on track in 2015-16. Bobby Hurley is still adjusting to life at Arizona State, and that will leave the Sun Devils vulnerable on Monday as the players are also adjusting to Hurley’s systems. NC State will come away victorious.
---NC State 78, Arizona State 74

Championship:
The LSU Tigers have a ton of talent in the program this season due to their high-profile freshmen. They have left their mark on the NCAA so far, and their stories will only grow as the season moves along. Adding a Legends Classic title to their resume would be a nice boost, and they have the players to do just that. The Wolfpack will play the Tigers close all game, but LSU will pull away down the stretch and score the win.
---LSU 86, NC State 78

Wesner's Bracket

Semi-Finals:
---LSU 73, Marquette 67

---NC State 71, Arizona State 68

Championship:
---LSU 75, NC State 66

Point System for Fandual Legends Classic
1 pts for each semi-final win
3 pts for correctly choosing the champion

Standings:
1. Bennett 85 pts (70-30)
2. Wesner 83 pts (70-30)

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