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 CBE Hall of Fame Classic.
7:00 PM EST
2-1 Kansas State - 3-0 Missouri
Kansas State: 93-72 Win - South Dakota
Missouri: 78-76 Loss @ Xavier
Players to Watch:
Justin Edwards (SR)
---17.0 PPG, 6.7 RPG, & 4.0 APG.
Kevin Pruyear (FR)
---15.0 PPG & 5.0 RPG.
9:30 PM EST
3-0 Northwestern - 3-1 9. North Carolina
Northwestern: 83-80 Win - Columbia
North Carolina: 106-64 Win - Medgar Evers
Players to Watch:
Bryant McIntosh (SO)
---21.3 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 6.3 APG, & 1.3 SPG.
Brice Johnson (SR)
---14.5 PPG, 10.3 RPG, & 1.5 BPG.
Both the Kansas State Wildcats and the Missouri Tigers are dealing with a multitude of losses from last year’s rosters, and they were the team’s best players. Despite the losses, the teams have started the 2015-16 season a combined 5-1 and have looked impressive so far. Kansas State has been more impressive than the Tigers, and they will come out on top on Monday.
---Kansas State 78, Missouri 68
This contest should have been the Championship of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic, as opposed to the semi-finals. The two teams are the top two in the challenge, so it will make for a great opener. North Carolina is looking to avenge their loss to Northern Iowa that cost them the #1 ranking in the polls, and will make a big statement over Bryant McIntosh and the Northwestern Wildcats.
---North Carolina 90, Northwestern 76
The result of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic should be a no-brainer, and barring another upset victory, the North Carolina Tar Heels should come out on top with relative ease. After getting past their toughest competition of the tournament in the semi-finals, the Tar Heels have the talent to roll over either the Wildcats or the Tigers. North Carolina wins and the game is never in question.
---North Carolina 86, Kansas State 70
---Kansas State 80, Missouri 73
---North Carolina 87, Northwestern 52
---North Carolina 78, Kansas State 65
Point System for CBE Hall of Fame Classic:
1 pt for each semi-final win
3 pts for correctly choosing the champion
1. Bennett 85 pts (70-30)
2. Wesner 83 pts (70-30)