How to listen and stream
Game Time: 7 p.m. ET
Radio: 970 AM The Answer OR WSOU 89.5 FM (Seton Hall) || WMBD 1470 AM (Bradley)
Live Stream: Streaming is the ONLY way to watch this game. You can find it on ESPN3.
Odds: Odds have yet to be released for this contest as of writing.
1. Rebounding off a loss: The Seton Hall Pirates are no longer among the nation's unbeaten. It will be intriguing to see how Seton Hall responds, as they did not respond well to defeats a season ago. Only five times did Seton Hall net a victory following a loss. They were plagued by losing streaks of three, six and three a season ago and only netted victories following the losses to Wichita State, Georgia, Xavier, Butler and St. John's.
2. Protecting the interior: Seton Hall was surprisingly blasted by the Long Beach State 49ers inside the 3-point arc on Thursday night. The Niners converted on 60.5 percent of their 38 2-point field goal attempts. This comes after performances against Wagner and Dartmouth that would argue that Seton Hall was a stout team at defending those shots, limiting the Seahawks and Big Green to 41.5 and 40.0 percent performances respectively. Bradley has been dismal at the 2-point shot this year, shooting only 41.8 percent in that area of the floor. A good bounce back performance against a poor shooting team could do enough to shore up their defensive confidence.
3. Continuing offensive rebound successes: The Pirates were a very good offensive rebounding team last year and that seems to have trickled into this season, too. Against Long Beach State, Seton Hall grabbed an OR% of 31.6 percent which was only narrowly beaten by the 49ers' 33.3 percent mark in the category. Grabbing offensive rebounds was one of the big reasons they defeated Dartmouth in the opening game of the season. They have not won in that battle in the last two games, but one would suggest that if they continue to grab offensive boards and give themselves second chances, they will be able to reap the benefits of that. If that happens against the Braves, the Pirates will find themselves back in the win column.