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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #200 on: December 25, 2017, 02:11:26 pm »

Rothstein Files | Conference play primer

Conference play is officially here!


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SEC

Favorite – Texas A&M: The all-airport team looks like an NBA squad when it takes the floor. The Aggies have depth, talent, and staggering size, headlined by four frontcourt monsters in D.J. Hogg, Robert Williams, Tonny Trocha-Morelos, and Tyler Davis. Another thing about Texas A&M? It’s only loss is a three-point neutral site defeat to Arizona, which could put it in position to earn a high seed for the NCAA Tournament if it does indeed win the SEC.

Top Challenger – Kentucky: John Calipari’s teams always tend to make big jumps after Christmas and that should likely again happen with this group. One big thing to keep in mind, though? The caliber of the teams in the SEC this year is far greater than the past few seasons, which means it may be harder for this group of Wildcats to play through its mistakes on the road. K

NCAA Contenders

Arkansas: The Razorbacks are averaging 95 points in six games so far this season at Bud Walton Arena, again serving notice that this will be one of college basketball’s top home-court venues. Mike Anderson has veteran guards in Jaylen Barford and Daryl Macon along with a burgeoning freshman in Daniel Gafford. The Razorbacks have already beaten both Oklahoma and Minnesota. Translation: They’re really good.

Auburn: Can Bruce Pearl keep this up? Despite not having both Austin Wiley and Danjel Purifoy, the Tigers are 11-1 through 12 games and off to their best start since the 1999-2000 season. One big thing to monitor: Auburn doesn’t have a player in its rotation over 6-8...

Florida: Remember when this team was 5-0 and scoring over 100 with regularity? It seems like decades ago. The Gators begin SEC play on Saturday against Vanderbilt at 8-4 overall and haven’t cracked 80 since they lost to Duke in the finals of the PK80. A big reason for the struggles? KeVaughn Allen is shooting just 34.4 percent from the field and 29 percent from 3-point range.

Missouri...
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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #201 on: December 26, 2017, 06:25:09 am »

Mizzou shows there's still work to be done


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They need a point guard.

A poised guard.

The Missouri Tigers arrived in St. Louis with all this swagger and they were swallowed up and spit out by Illinois, which might not be the better team by season’s end, but sure looked like it with braggin’ rights on the line.

Mizzou turned the ball over 21 times in the 70-64 loss Saturday at Scottrade Center. I think they just turned it over again while I typed that sentence.

But the answer to the problem is, well, part of the problem.

Blake Harris will be the point guard that leads Mizzou to great things. But right now, he’s hit-and-miss, with some painful misses. How many times have we seen it already — the freshman Harris starts the game for Mizzou, but then is overwhelmed and replaced by a turnstile of turnover-prone...
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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #202 on: December 28, 2017, 11:08:15 pm »

Adam Sparks
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How @VandyMBB can still make NCAA tournament with these 12 wins. http://tnne.ws/2lf08Nz


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Vanderbilt basketball’s chance at an NCAA tournament bid already may have drifted away. But let’s say it hasn’t.

The Commodores enter their SEC schedule at Florida Saturday (3 p.m., ESPN2) with a 5-7 record, an RPI of 176 and dwindling hopes of the postseason. But perhaps there is a path — albeit a narrow one —

Vanderbilt earned an NCAA tournament at-large bid last season with the nation’s No. 1 strength of schedule and a 17-14 regular-season record. It must go 12-7 the remainder of this season to post the same record.

NEXT GAME

VANDERBILT (5-7) AT FLORIDA (8-4)

When: 3 p.m. Saturday

TV/Radio: ESPN2

Tennessee or Kentucky (Jan. 9, 13)

A rivalry can equalize any matchup, even against the red-hot Vols. Kentucky is talented, but still a work in progress. A split in this two-game homestand could spark a surge.

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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #203 on: December 28, 2017, 11:11:40 pm »

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/181

 2 A&M
 5 UK
 5 Vols
 6 Arkansas
 8 UF
10 Mizzou
11 Auburn

First 1 Out: Bama
8th Out: Georgia
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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #204 on: December 28, 2017, 11:45:01 pm »

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How Frank Martin is addressing South Carolina’s biggest need http://scne.ws/Q8035M 


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Frank Martin climbed two steps to the podium to get a better view. His South Carolina Gamecocks had just won their ninth game in 12 tries, but there were barely any reporters there to put the Limestone victory on record.

“Do we really got to do this?,” a tongue-in-cheek Martin asked to a mostly empty press room. “I can’t just put a statement on the Internet, tell you guys how bad our point guard play is?”

While P.J. Dozier is averaging 10.4 points a game for the Oklahoma City Thunder’s G League affiliate and Rakym Felder is still not on Carolina’s roster, Hassani Gravett has remained USC’s starter.

After Gravett scored five points, dished out three assists and had no turnovers in a season-opening win at Wofford, his coach was pleased. Martin told reporters that night at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium: “I thought he was rock-solid. He has established himself as our point guard.”

But after Gravett, facing Limestone on the brink of SEC season, had as many turnovers (three) as assists and was benched four times in the first half, Martin was less than satisfied.

“Our point guard play has to get better,” Martin said Wednesday. “It’s not very good right now. If you were to ask me, ‘What am I concerned about going into SEC play?’ I’m concerned about our point guard play. We’re not getting good basketball there right now.”
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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #205 on: December 29, 2017, 08:04:04 am »

Kyle Tucker
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Kentucky's first true road game of the season is next week at LSU and the Tigers just beat Memphis - also have solid wins over Michigan and Houston - to get to 9-3. Freshman PG Tremont Waters (one-time UK target) is balling.
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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #206 on: December 31, 2017, 07:51:18 am »

Two of the SEC's ranked teams lose on opening day
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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #207 on: December 31, 2017, 08:21:32 am »

Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Alabama basketball player Riley Norris to miss rest of season due to hip injury


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“We are extremely disappointed to lose Riley for the remainder of the season,” Alabama coach Avery Johnson said in a release. “He’s been fighting through this injury since July and we’ve had success with a conservative treatment and rehab program. However, he’s had increased pain as the season has gone on. Our athletic training staff and medical team discussed all options with him and his family and we felt it was in his best interest to proceed with surgery now.

“Riley is a valuable member of our team and will be greatly missed. However, the hard work and determination that he has displayed throughout his career will also assist him going forward as he rehabs. We are fortunate to have an outstanding medical team that will assist him during this process.”

Norris suffered the injury in July and missed the start of the season.

Norris has played in 110 games in his career, with 57 starts. He was the only fourth-year senior on the roster.
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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #208 on: January 01, 2018, 07:45:19 am »

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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #209 on: January 01, 2018, 08:30:36 am »

Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

SEC basketball power rankings: Start of league play shuffles rankings


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3. Texas A&M

Record: 11-2, 0-1

Take: Texas A&M made only 30 percent of its shots — including a 2-for-21 effort from three-point range — in a 79-57 loss at Alabama. It was a bad time for the Aggies to turn in their worst performance of the season, and they’ll look to rediscover their shooting stroke Tuesday against Florida.

2. Arkansas

Record: 11-2, 1-0

Take: With their come-from-behind overtime win over Tennessee on Saturday, the Razorbacks have won six straight games. Arkansas also topped 90 points for the ninth time in 13 games this season, the most since 1994.
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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #210 on: January 02, 2018, 06:03:50 am »

SEC in AP Top 25

11. A&M
17. UK
22. Arkansas
23. Vols

Others receiving vote: AU, MS, Bama
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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #211 on: January 02, 2018, 06:31:52 am »

Jon Rothstein
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Rubber will meet the road tonight for Ben Howland and Mississippi State against Arkansas. Bulldogs are 12-1, but have yet to be regularly challenged. SEC opener.

TUESDAY'S GAMES TO WATCH: Butler at Xavier, TCU at Baylor, Auburn at Tennessee, Texas Tech at Kansas, Florida at Texas A&M.
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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #212 on: January 03, 2018, 05:40:11 am »

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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #213 on: January 04, 2018, 06:19:24 am »

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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #214 on: January 05, 2018, 05:35:28 am »

Joe Lunardi Jan 4

 4 A&M
 4 UK
 6 Vols
 6 Arkansas
 7 Auburn
 8 UF
 9 Mizzou
10 Bama

6th out UGa

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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #215 on: January 06, 2018, 06:48:04 am »

Jerry Palm‏Verified account @jppalmCBS

First bracket of the new year


4 Arkansas
4 Auburn
5 UK
5 A&M
7 Vols
8 UF
8 Mizzou
9 UG
9 Bama

1st 4 Out: Miss. St.


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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #216 on: January 06, 2018, 08:20:11 am »


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Texas AM has lost two straight, but also keep in mind they are missing some key pieces at the moment.
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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #217 on: January 06, 2018, 09:38:55 am »


Craig Pinkerton
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Six SEC teams rank in the top 25 of the Jan. 5 NCAA RPI, including No. 10 Arkansas, No. 12 Kentucky, No. 16 Auburn, No. 18 Missouri, No. 19 Tennessee and No. 25 Texas A&M
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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #218 on: January 07, 2018, 06:57:33 am »

Saturday's SEC Basketball action
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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #219 on: January 08, 2018, 06:17:18 pm »


Kevin Brockway
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5h5 hours ago

With Auburn cracking men's basketball Top 25 this week, seven different SEC teams have been in AP Top 25 at some point this season (Florida, Kentucky, Texas A&M, Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas and Tennessee). Going to be that kind of year in the league.
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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #220 on: January 10, 2018, 05:48:36 am »

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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #221 on: January 11, 2018, 06:13:10 am »

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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #222 on: January 14, 2018, 07:09:06 am »

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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #223 on: January 14, 2018, 07:45:03 am »


Kevin Brockway
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Auburn alone in first in the SEC at 4-0, Texas A&M 0-5. Crazy start to the league for both teams.


One was #5 in our nation. The other was under investigation by the same.
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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #224 on: January 15, 2018, 07:36:15 am »

http://bracketwag.com

Last updated 01/15/2018 05:42 AM Central Time

Multi bid conferences - ACC (9), SEC (9), ...
First 4 out - Saint Bonaventure, Saint Mary's, Boise State, Georgia

 3 AU
 4 UK
 5 UT
 7 Ark
 7 UF
 9 A&M
 9 Bama
10 LSU
10 Mizzou

Others considered for at-large bids (no particular order) - South Carolina, Mississippi State, Ole Miss

Not considered in any way shape, nor form - Vandy
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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #225 on: January 15, 2018, 05:32:54 pm »

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Auburn basketball moves into top 20 of AP poll


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Auburn (16-1, 4-0 SEC) is ranked No. 17 with 523 points in the AP poll, up five spots from No. 22 last week and highest among SEC teams.

Kentucky (AP No. 18, coaches No. 16) and Tennessee (No. 21 in both polls) are the only other SEC teams ranked in the this week.

Among others receiving vote: Florida 1
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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #226 on: January 16, 2018, 05:52:16 am »

https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology


 2 AU
 4 UK
 4 UT
 7 Ark
 7 UF
10 Mizzou

First 3 Out
  A&M
  Bama
  LSU
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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #227 on: Today at 05:32:17 am »

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« Reply #228 on: Today at 05:57:16 am »

South Carolina collapse sounded some alarms for Kentucky basketball

Gamecocks 76, Wildcats 68


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18th-ranked Wildcats actually led by 14 three different times after intermission, the last coming at 57-43 with 11 minutes, 34 seconds to go. Then they were outscored 33-11 the rest of the way. But how does a collapse like that happen?

A little something like this: PJ Washington throws an awful, intercepted cross-court pass and Hamidou Diallo commits a pointless intentional foul for his fourth of the game, triggering a snowball of foul trouble and boneheaded gaffes that would bury Kentucky (14-4, 4-2 SEC).

Calipari remembers Diallo yelping: “I didn’t do it!”

“You pulled the guy’s shirt out of his pants, so don’t say that. You did it,” Calipari said.

And here comes the avalanche: Wenyen Gabriel’s fourth foul at the 10:13 mark, Sacha Killeya-Jones’ fourth at 9:19, Gabriel’s fifth at 7:21, Nick Richard’s fourth and fifth at 4:38 and 2:47.

“I’ve never seen so many dumb fouls,” Calipari said.

Calipari put in his son with the score tied in the first half and went to a 2-3. Diallo "checked out".
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Re: 2017-18 SEC Mens Basketball Projections
« Reply #229 on: Today at 06:22:11 am »


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Kentucky's remaining road games: At West Virginia, at Missouri, at Texas A&M, at Auburn, at Arkansas, at Florida.
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