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SEC Season Preview

The Road for SEC teams this year hopes to lead Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee for the Finals of the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament on March 12th. However, a stacked talent pool will make this year one of the hardest on the Teams of the SEC.

No. 9 Arkansas Razorbacks (11-1)

Best Player - Ricky Council IV - 18.3 pts/g, 33 rebounds, 33 assists.

Best win – 78-74 over RV San Diego St in overtime. 

Notable loses – 90-87 to Creighton.

Date with Auburn - January 7th 8:30 – In Auburn

Ricky Council IV leads an always stout Razorback basketball team and is so far third in the SEC in points per game. The Razorbacks are riding a seven-game win streak into their first SEC game versus LSU.

LSU Tigers (11-1) 

Best Player – KJ Williams 19.3 pts/game, 99 Rebounds, 11 Blocks

Best Win – 72-70 Over Wake Forest

Notable Loses – 59-61 to RV Kansas State 

Date with Auburn – January 28th in LSU.

KJ Williams leads the SEC in points per game, as well being fourth in Rebounds per game with 8.3. LSU looks to return to the form of their last SEC Championship back in 2019.

No. 21 Mississippi State Bulldogs (11-1)

Best Player - Tolu Smith – 15.9 pts/g 104 Rebounds nine Blocks.

Best Win – 52-49 over Utah.

Notable loses – 58-52 to Drake.

Date with Auburn – January 14th in Auburn.

One of three teams not going into SEC play with a winning streak, and although the loss to Drake right before the gauntlet of the Sec. However, they can take solace in the fact they have let up the least number of points in the SEC with 631.

RV, Missouri Tigers (11-1) 

Best Player - D’Moi Hodge - 16.7 pts/g 49 Rebounds 34 Steals.

Best Win – 93-71 over RV Illinois.

Notable Loses – 95-67 to No. 4 Kansas.

Date with Auburn – February 14th in Missouri

Was a toss up for best player between Hodge and Kobe Brown, but I think it has to go to Hodge as he currently leads the SEC in steals per game. 

No. 8 Alabama Crimson Tide (10-2)

Best Player – Brandon Miller – 19.2 pts/g 104 Rebounds 10 Blocks.

Best Win – 103-101 over No. 25 North Carolina in four overtimes.

Notable loses – 100-90 to No. 10 Gonzaga

Date with Auburn -February 11th in Auburn and March 1st  in Tuscaloosa.

When Alabama beat North Carolina, they were number one in the nation, helping cement the Tide as giant killers defeating three ranked teams so far. Alabama also have the most points scored so far in the SEC. 

No. 7 Tennessee Volunteers (10-2) 

Best Player – Oliver Nekamoua – 11.8 pts/g 63 Rebounds 12 Blocks.

Best Win – 64-50 over No. 4 Kansas.

Notable loss - 78-66 to Colorado

Date with Auburn – February fourth in Tennessee, March fourth in Auburn

Second least points given up in the SEC with 633, the Volunteers look to build of the previous years Tournament championship by getting another one in Nashville. 

Georgia Bulldogs (9-3)

Best Player – Terry Roberts – 13.8 pts/g 51 Assists 20 steals.

Best win – 77-62 over Notre Dame.

Notable loses – 87-73 to UAB.

Date with Auburn – January fourth in Athens, February first in Auburn. 

The Bulldogs already have three more wins then they did all of last year look for a productive year in Athens as Roberts is currently second in the SEC in assists per game.

Kentucky Wildcats (8-3)

Best Player – Oscar Tshiebwe – 15.0 pts/g, 117 rebounds, 14 blocks.

Best win – 73-69 over Michigan

Notable loses – 63-53 to UCLA

Date with Auburn – February 25th in Kentucky.

Tishiebwe is a hustler the leader in Rebounds per game by fived rebounds, and having the third best field goal percentage of 56.4%. 

Ole Miss Rebels (8-4) 

Best Player – Matthew Murrell – 15.6 pts/g, 44 Rebounds, 30 Assists.

Best win – 72-68 over Stanford.

Notable Loses – 66-65 to North Florida.

Date with Auburn – January 10th in Oxford, February 22nd in Auburn. 

Ole Miss is another of the three teams going into SEC play on a losing streak and the close loss to North Florida is sure to haunt them in the start of the Gauntlet. 

Florida Gators (7-5)

Best Player – Colin Castleton – 15.8 pts/g, 91 Rebounds, 30 Blocks. 

Best Win – 81-68 over Oregon State.

Notable loses – 62-53 to Oklahoma

Date with Auburn – December 28th in Auburn. 

The last of three teams to go into SEC play with a losing streak but things are looking up as Florida is currently second in blocks per game with 5.9.

Texas A&M Aggies (7-5) 

Best Player – Wade Taylor IV – 15.3 pts/g, 44 assists, 28 Steals.

Best Win – 82-66 over DePaul.

Notable loses – 67-62 Wofford.

Date with Auburn – January 25th in Auburn, February 7th in College Station.

The five losses are a big difference between this year and last years non-con games as the Aggies only lost two of them last year.

South Carolina Gamecocks (6-6)

Best Player – Gregory Jackson II – pts/g 16.6, 89 Rebounds, 13 Blocks.

Best Win – 60-58 over Clemson.

Notable loses- 85-53 to Colorado State.

Date with Auburn – January 25th in South Carolina.

The only SEC team with a negative differential of points for and against. The Gamecocks might be in bad place but were able to beat their in-state rivals in Clemson.

Vanderbilt Commodores (6-6) 

Best Player – Liam Robbins – 12.3 pts/g 65 Rebounds, 33 Blocks.

Best Win – 89-87 over Temple in overtime.

Notable loses – 70-65 to VCU. 

Date with Auburn – February 18th in Vanderbilt.

The only SEC team with three home losses, but they are the fourth best team in blocks per game with 5.3.   

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