SEC Hoops: It's the Gators and the See-You-Laters

Published on 2-Mar-2014 by Chips 10

Basketball - NCAA Mens    NCAA Basketball Daily Review

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SEC Hoops: It's the Gators and the See-You-Laters

The SEC prides itself as the best conference in football and always has a team at the top of the basketball standings.

This year however, other than Florida, there isn't a team in the conference that scares anyone.

The Gators (27-2,16-0), the No 1 team in the nation, have won 21 games in a row since a buzzer-beating loss to Connecticut in early December. They're thisclose to joining WIchita State as an undefeated team:

Florida has four players averaging ten points a game, led by Casey Prather. The Gators are tourney tough, too, having been to the Elite Eight for three straight seasons, and this year they look to take the final step to the FInal Four.

Kentucky is the only other ranked team in the SEC, but that may change tomorrow as the Wildcats were defeated in back-to-back games by Arkansas and South Carolina. The 'Cats (21-8, 11-5) will make the tournament, but their seed placement is dropping. Georgia is the only other conference team with ten wins (10-6), but they're 16-12 overall and on the bubble.

Arkansas and Tennessee are playing better towards the end of the season, but both teams are 9-7 in conference play. The Razorbacks are 20-9 overall and have two wins over Kentucky. Missouri is the best of the four teams, with an 8-8 conference record; they're also 20-9 overall. The Tigers have been horrible on the road and finish up the season with a big game at Tennessee.

The SEC tounament will be held in Atlanta this season, and many teams will be playing for their tournament lives during that week at the Georgia Dome. Georgia, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, LSU, Texas A&M, and Mississippi may all have to win one or even two games in order to hear their names read on Selection Sunday.