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College Basketball Midweek Preview Week 7

Here is a College Basketball Midweek Preview Week 7 of the best games of the week. This includes SEC matchups of LSU at Auburn, Tennessee at Alabama and a Big East clash of Seton Hall at Providence

(16) LSU at (11) Auburn

LSU
LSU will have its biggest test of the season so far on the road at Auburn. First off, the frontcourt for LSU has been formidable with Darius Days’ activity and the physicality of Efton Reid. Furthermore, Xavier Pinson has provided stability for the backcourt with scoring and playmaking. Next, LSU will need to defend at a high level in this game to slow down Auburn offensively. Along with, being able to match up with the versatile Jabari Smith. The bench play of Eric Gaines can be key to add playmaking off the bench for LSU.
Auburn
Auburn has a great opportunity against LSU to prove its potential as the best team in the SEC. Now, this begins with the play of Jabari Smith and his ability to score from all areas on the floor. Next, the backcourt play for Auburn is dynamic with Wendell Green and K.D. Johnson provides great offense. Also, the improved play of Walker Kessler adds another element to this Auburn offense. If Allen Flanigan and Devan Chambridge start to play to their level Auburn will go to another level as a team.
Auburn will get a very solid win at home against LSU being led by their terrific offense.
Matchup to Watch: Jabari Smith vs Darius Days
Prediction: Auburn 82 LSU 73

(15) Seton Hall at (21) Providence

Seton Hall
Seton Hall has played very well to this point into the season having a big matchup at Providence. The ability for Seton Hall to slow down Nate Watson will be key needing Alexis Yetna and Ike Obiagu to deliver. Also, the backcourt play of Myles Cale and Kadary Richmond must be consistent scoring threats. The wing play of Jared Rhoden on both ends will be vital for Seton Hall. The consistent defense of Seton Hall will be needed throughout this game.
Jared Rhoden, Seton Hall top Cal at Fort Myers Tip-Off


Providence
Providence has gotten off to a very strong start including a win on the road at UConn. The play of A.J. Reeves has been very good with his scoring ability from the perimeter. Additionally, Nate Watson is a dependable experienced big who will give consistency for Providence. The play of Al Durham will be important in this game against players such as Myles Cale and Jared Rhoden. Continued, Jared Bynum will need to be great with his distribution and scoring off the bench for Providence.
Now, Seton Hall is going to continue to prove its strong start is not a fluke with a win at Providence.
Matchup to Watch: Myles Cale vs Al Durham
Prediction: Seton Hall 66 Providence 60

(14) Tennessee at (19) Alabama

Tennessee
Now, Tennessee is looking to build momentum off the win over Arizona. This begins with the play of their defense being stingy on teams’ perimeter play. Therefore, will be massive against the explosive offense of Alabama. The play of Kennedy Chandler will be vital dictating the pace and offense for Tennessee. Along with, Josiah Jordan-James’ physicality on the wing defensively in a matchup with Jaden Shackleford. The interior scoring of John Fulkerson will be a key component for Tennessee within this matchup.
Alabama
Alabama will be looking to get back on track with a win against Tennessee. First off, Jaden Shackleford will need to lead Alabama offensively with his shot-making ability. Additionally, Jahvon Quinerly sets the pace for Alabama in transition and will need to be efficient in this game. Now, the most important player for Alabama will be Keon Ellis will be his ability to get to the rim and athleticism defensively. Continued, Juwan Gary will need to be solid defensively in his matchup against John Fulkerson. Alabama’s ability to handle the Tennessee defense will be the key throughout this game.
Alabama will take advantage in transition getting a major win over Tennessee.
Matchup to Watch: Jahvon Quinerly vs Kennedy Chandler
Prediction: Alabama 77 Tennessee 72

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