5 Bold Predictions For West Virginia vs. Florida In Big 12/SEC Challenge

By Trevor Lowry

The Big 12/SEC Challenge might not be on the same level as the NCAA tournament (is anything?), but it is still great basketball.

In this year’s Big 12/SEC festivities, the West Virginia Mountaineers and Florida Gators will battle it out. Luckily, you can catch your five bold predictions for the showdown here.

And remember, these predictions are bold for a reason — we’re taking a long shot here.

5 Bold Predictions For West Virginia vs. Florida In Big 12/SEC Challenge
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5. West Virginia Is Down By At Least 10 Points At Half

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West Virginia might be the No. 9-ranked team entering this clash, but this one will be played in the Gators' house. Life on the road in college basketball is never easy, especially when we are talking about Florida (aka a team that has been a powerhouse in this sport for quite some time).

5. West Virginia Is Down By At Least 10 Points At Half

West Virginia might be the No. 9-ranked team entering this clash, but this one will be played in the Gators' house. Life on the road in college basketball is never easy, especially when we are talking about Florida (aka a team that has been a powerhouse in this sport for quite some time).

4. KeVaughn Allen Leads All Scorers

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While all of the Ben Simmons talk has been flooding the freshman scene, KeVaughn Allen has been doing work in a Florida uniform. Allen is averaging 11.6 points per contest, and everyone is about to witness him taking his game to the next level — and then some.

Translation: Allen will drop at least 20 points in this contest.

4. KeVaughn Allen Leads All Scorers

While all of the Ben Simmons talk has been flooding the freshman scene, KeVaughn Allen has been doing work in a Florida uniform. Allen is averaging 11.6 points per contest, and everyone is about to witness him taking his game to the next level — and then some.

Translation: Allen will drop at least 20 points in this contest.

3. Chris Chiozza Catches Fire From Behind The Arc

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Chris Chiozza might only be averaging 6.9 points per game, but he can be lethal from behind the arc. He is shooting 34.3 percent from three in 2015-16. Four threes in this game for Chiozza just sounds right ... right?

3. Chris Chiozza Catches Fire From Behind The Arc

Chris Chiozza might only be averaging 6.9 points per game, but he can be lethal from behind the arc. He is shooting 34.3 percent from three in 2015-16. Four threes in this game for Chiozza just sounds right ... right?

2. First Team To 85 Wins

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This isn't bold when you look at how many points the Mountaineers are dropping per game (81.6 PPG), but it is rather bold when you look at how many points these squads allow per game (Florida 64.7, West Virginia 63.5).

Remember folks, bold predictions.

2. First Team To 85 Wins

This isn't bold when you look at how many points the Mountaineers are dropping per game (81.6 PPG), but it is rather bold when you look at how many points these squads allow per game (Florida 64.7, West Virginia 63.5).

Remember folks, bold predictions.

1. Florida Gets The Signature Win It Desperately Needs

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FACT: Florida could use a signature win. You know, if it plans on not sweating it out once Selection Sunday rolls around. Here's another fact for you: Knocking off West Virginia is 100 percent a signature win.

If the Mountaineers can lose to Texas at home (no offense to the Longhorns — because Shaka Smart has that program rolling), then they are certainly capable of losing to the Gators on the road.

1. Florida Gets The Signature Win It Desperately Needs

FACT: Florida could use a signature win. You know, if it plans on not sweating it out once Selection Sunday rolls around. Here's another fact for you: Knocking off West Virginia is 100 percent a signature win.

If the Mountaineers can lose to Texas at home (no offense to the Longhorns — because Shaka Smart has that program rolling), then they are certainly capable of losing to the Gators on the road.

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