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Wednesday SEC Men’s Basketball Preview

By on January 29th, 2014

SEC men’s college basketball will feature three games tonight.

The Georgia Bulldogs (10-8, 4-2) will host the Vanderbilt Commodores (10-8, 2-4).

“They’re a team that has terrific shooting, they run great offense. They’re certainly a dangerous team every year, but I know they’re playing their best basketball right now,” Bulldogs head coach Mark Fox said of the Commodores.

“They’ve just had impressive performances and wins. Their guys are playing really hard together. They look like they’ve bought in to the coaches and to each other,” Commodores head coach Kevin Stallings said of the Bulldogs.

Tip-off at Stegeman Coliseum tonight is set for 7:00 PM.

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Texas A&M (12-7, 3-3) will travel to Colonial Life Arena to face South Carolina (7-12, 0-6).

“We’ve got to do a better job of moving the ball, sharing the ball, and being able to handle some of the adversity when you get into foul trouble,” Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy said of what the Aggies need to work on.

“The crowd has had a direct influence on our team. I hope the crowd respects the fact that our team is playing extremely hard, that our kids are trying to do everything as well as they can, and to give our team a chance to win,” South Carolina head coach Frank Martin said of how vital the home crowd is for the Gamecocks.

Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM.

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Tennessee (12-7, 3-3) will host Ole Miss (14-5, 5-1) at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Rebels are currently on a four-game winning streak, with wins over LSU, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, and Mississippi State.

“I certainly like those numbers, other than that we’re just trying to get a little better and we’re getting contributions from different guys,” Rebels head coach Andy Kennedy said.

“They (Ole Miss) are very talented and playing very well. Marshall (Henderson) and Jarvis (Summers) are playing as well as any guards, not just in the SEC but in college basketball,” Volunteers head coach Cuonzo Martin said.

Tip-off is set for 8:00 PM.

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The Alabama-Auburn game that was scheduled for today has been postponed to Thursday, January 30th, due to inclement weather.

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For audio on these stories, click the links below:

Georgia Head Coach Mark Fox

Vanderbilt Head Coach Kevin Stallings

Texas A&M Head Coach Billy Kennedy

South Carolina Head Coach Frank Martin

Ole Miss Head Coach Andy Kennedy

Tennessee Head Coach Cuonzo Martin


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