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3 keys for Seton Hall Basketball to upset Missouri Tigers

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Seton Hall Basketball has hit some rough sledding as of late, losing to rival Rutgers, and scraping by another in-state rival Monmouth. But it is now getting to must-win territory for Seton Hall, and they have a tough opponent that is the Missouri Tigers.

The Tigers are 7-3 on the year, and have some solid Power 6 wins against Minnesota and Pitt, but are looking for a big win to bolster their nonconference slate. They recently fell to No. 2 Kansas 73-64, so they are battle-tested and ready to go.

This game will not take place at Missouri's campus, it will be a marquee matchup in Kansas City, so this is going to be a tough environment for the Pirates with a heavy Missouri crowd nonetheless. The Tigers have some solid guards in Sean East and Nick Honor, who combined average just under 30 points per game together.

This team is deep at guard, and is led by Noah Carter at the forward spot, who is averaging 12 points per game and leads the team in rebounding with 6.3 boards per night. And the Pirates will face the 7'5 Connor Vanover who only plays 12.7 minutes per game, but his size is tough to deal with, especially for a team that does not have a seven-footer.

SEC Basketball is tough, but this brand of Big East Basketball for Seton Hall will have to be tougher if they want to come out and win this game. So what are the real keys here?