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SEC Hoops Preview

By on January 16th, 2013

The Southeastern Conference is in full flip mode in men’s college basketball.  Kentucky  Tennessee, and Vanderbilt were the top three seeds in the SEC tourney last year.  Now they are 2-6 in conference games.

Meanwhile: Auburn, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State are undefeated at 2-0.

Those teams will look to keep their fortunes going tonight in a slate of Wednesday SEC games.

Auburn @ Arkansas:

The Auburn Tigers (8-7, 2-0) have won six of their last eight games, but go head up against an Arkansas (10-5, 1-1) squad that has done the same thing.

Tigers head coach Tony Barbee says that it’s gonna be a tough battle in Fayetteville.

As for the Hogs, head coach Mike Anderson says Auburn is a tough team to beat right now.

Georgia @ Missouri

The Georgia Bulldogs (6-9, 0-2 SEC) try to get back on the right foot tonight, but it won’t be easy against a Missouri squad (12-3, 1-1 SEC)  that is number one in the nation in rebounds, as well as top 40 in scoring.

Georgia head coach Mark Fox says Mizzou has a great home court advantage, something that he knows well.

Alabama @ Mississippi State

The Alabama Crimson Tide (9-6, 1-1 SEC) made it to last year’s NCAA Tournament while the Bulldogs (7-7, 2-0 SEC) were nowhere to be seen in that process.  But it’s the Bulldogs who come into this one with the better (early) conference record.  MSU’s new head man Rick Ray says the team has improved from last season.

Meanwhile, Alabama’s head coach Anthony Grant says that the Bulldogs are a team that impress on film.

South Carolina @ LSU:

It’s a battle between two teams that haven’t started out like they hoped as the Gamecocks(10-5, 0-2 SEC) head to the bayou to take on LSU (9-4, 0-2 SEC).  LSU head man Johnny Jones says that the Gamecocks will be tough under their new head coach Frank Martin.

At the same time, Martin says that the Tigers are talented at all five spots on the floor.

All games get started at 8 PM, except the Alabama/MSU game which tips off at 9.

 


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