Trae Young vs. Collin Sexton or Steph Curry vs. Russell Westbrook? Pretty much the same thing on the major conference college hoops level. One is a silky smooth jump shooter with supernatural ball skills and the other is a lethal downhill attacker with do-it-all ability on the floor. I’ll take a look at who has the edge in a matchup we will probably follow for years to come. I’ll also take a look at some other marquee Saturday afternoon Big 12/SEC matchups, including Georgia at K-State, Tennessee at Iowa State, and Texas A&M at Kansas. Follow me on twitter @jorcubsdan for injury updates, in-game situations, and second half plays. I pulled all posted lines from Pinnacle at the time of publication. Lets’ dive in.


Oklahoma (-1) @ Alabama

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First and foremost, the health of Sexton — and to an almost equal extent —Donta Hall, are important. Sexton did practice this week after returning to action against Ole Miss. However, he looked very un-Sexton like in the loss in Oxford, going just 1 of 13 from the field in 20 minutes. You could (and should) make the argument that Avery Johnson should have rested Sexton in a game that served virtually no purpose for the Tide. A loss (which happened when Sexton was less than a 100 percent) didn’t kill their résumé, and a win would not have mattered that much to the Committee come March. On the plus side, Hall looked fantastic. He tortured the lacking Ole Miss interior on 6-7 shooting and dominated the offensive glass in just 17 minutes. 

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