Saturday there will be seven match ups between SEC foes. And currently there are only three SEC teams ranked heading into this weekend; No. 17 Auburn, No. 18 Kentucky and No. 21 Tennessee.
Florida at No. 18 Kentucky
The Florida Gators are heading into this SEC rivalry game against the Kentucky wildcats with a 88-73 win over Arkansas. Florida’s, KeVaughn Allen, played a major factor in that game putting up 28 points. He also, went 8 for 12 field goals and 6 for 6 free throws. Gator Head Basketball Coach, Mike White, said he was excited for Allen.
The 18th ranked Kentucky Wildcats head into the game Saturday after coming off a loss to South Carolina 76-68. The Wildcats and have a 14-4 record and are 3rd in the SEC. Meanwhile, the Gators are 1st in the SEC with a 13-5 record. Florida averages 82 points per game compared to Kentucky’s 77.7. However, according to ESPN’s Matchup Predictor Kentucky is favored to win by 62.4%.
"We have some tough kids. We have a resilient group" – @MikeWhiteUF
— Florida Gators Men’s Basketball (@GatorsMBK) January 19, 2018
Game starts at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN, but you can catch live coverage of the game on ESPN Gainesville 98.1 FM/850 AM starting at 7:35 p.m.
LSU at Vanderbilt
The LSU Tigers have the better record at 11-6 opposed to Vanderbilt’s 6-12 record. However, Vandy is the home team, and ESPN’s match up predictor even predicts them to pull off a win. But the Commodores are coming off four straight SEC loss’s. While the Tigers are coming off two loss’s to Alabama and Georgia.
Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. on the SEC Network.
Ole Miss at Arkansas
Game starts at 3:30 p.m. on the SEC Network.
Missouri at Texas A &M
The Missouri Tigers are ranked 5th in the SEC, and are coming off a 59-55 win over Tennessee. However, Texas A & M is the home team and favored to win. Though, both teams seem to be evenly matched with the Tigers 13-5 record opposed to the Aggies 12-6 record.
Game gets underway at 4 p.m. on ESPN 2.
UGA at No. 17 Auburn
The 17th ranked Auburn Tigers are highest ranked SEC team going into the weekend and are coming off a 76-71 loss to Alabama.
— Auburn Basketball (@AuburnMBB) January 18, 2018
The Georgia Bulldogs, however, are coming off a close 61-60 win over LSU.
Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. on the SEC Network.
No. 21 Tennessee at South Carolina
The number 21 Tennessee Volunteers are traveling to South Carolina to face the Gamecocks. The Vols are coming off a 59-55 loss to Missouri. And the Gamecocks just got impressive win over the Kentucky Wildcats 76-68.
Game starts at 6 p.m. on ESPN 2.
Mississippi St. at Alabama
Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m. on the SEC Network.