Connecticut Huskies, Big East, Record: 17-4 (5-4), KenPom: 19, RPI: 11, SOS: 7
Depending on how one looks at it, Seton Hall might be playing the Huskies at the worst time or at the best time. Connecticut has dropped two games in a row, including a 2OT thriller against Louisville and a battle against Syracuse. The #7 Huskies plan to stop the bleeding tonight.
Connecticut is a young team that is playing like they've been there before (aside from Roscoe Smith). They start three freshmen in Tyler Olander, Roscoe Smith and Jeremy Lamb. On top of that, the Huskies' 6th man, Shabazz Napier, is also a freshman. Its safe to say this team is only going to get better over the next few seasons.
For more information on the Huskies, check out JP's Scouting Report.
KenPom Prediction: Connecticut 68, Seton Hall 65
After winning its prior two games, Seton Hall lost to #25 West Virginia in a defensive battle, 56-44, on Wednesday. Senior Jeff Robinson led the team with nine points. Junior Herb Pope had eight points and seven rebounds. Jeremy Hazell was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday. He leads the team with 19.1 points per game. Hazell needs just 34 more points to become only the fourth player in Seton Hall history with 2,000 career points.