Many believe Arkansas didn’t perform up to their ability this season in the SEC. They still won 25 games, but they have so much talent on the team. They couldn’t gel together to beat the top teams in their conference.
A month ago, Seton Hall looked like they were NIT bound. They then went on a nice run and beat some of the best teams in the Big East.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks played second and third fiddle in the SEC this season. They were smoked by Kentucky twice, handled by Florida twice, but they did beat South Carolina…yay?! Arkansas will only advance if big man Moses Kingsley has a beneficial match-up. He didn’t play as well as many thought, but the season isn’t over with yet.
The Seton Hall Pirates are a much different team than they were a year ago. They do have a nice inside-outside offense. They also have a stud like Angel Delgado in the paint. Seton Hall had to go on a winning streak late in the season to earn an at-large bid. They beat Xavier, Butler and Marquette in a two-week span. They also were only barely beaten by Villanova in the Big East tournament.
I love momentum and if a team comes into the tournament with a limp, I usually stay away from that team. I just love the way Seton Hall is playing right now. They can just beat you in many different ways.
Prediction: #9 Seton Hall Pirates
Bobby Roberts (otherwise known as Sweetbob) is the creator of ‘America’s White Boy’ and contributor at Project Shanks. His writing has been featured on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’, Sports Illustrated’s Hot Clicks, Guyspeed, and various other sites. You can follow him on Twitter at @Sweetbob.