Sizzling In The Spotlight: Bennett & Wesner's CBE Hall Of Fame Classic Predictions
Photo courtesy of Tommy Gilligan of USA TODAY Sports.

Sizzling In The Spotlight: Bennett & Wesner's CBE Hall Of Fame Classic Predictions

UNI Fight! Following saturday's upset loss to Northern Iowa, Roy Williams' North Carolina Tar Heels look to rebound quickly in the 2015 CBE Hall of Fame Classic. But will the pressure too much? Is this tournament theirs to lose? See Tyler Bennett and Peyton Wesner's predictions here'

Peyton Wesner

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

Coming In:
Kansas State: 93-72 Win - South Dakota
Missouri: 78-76 Loss @ Xavier

Players to Watch:
Kansas State:
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

Coming In:
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.
North Carolina:
Brice Johnson (SR)
---14.5 PPG, 10.3 RPG, & 1.5 BPG.

Bennett's Bracket

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

Wesner's Bracket

---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)