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College Basketball's Early Season Conference Review: SEC

College basketball league play is nearing. Here is where the SEC stands so far.
<p> Kentucky is mortal after all, allowing Florida and Missouri to challenge for SEC dominance.</p>

The final two undefeated SEC teams watched their unblemished records fall during their trips out West. Florida lost 65-64 to Arizona while LSU lost 89-70 at Boise State.

Despite the loss, the Gators, who led until the final seconds, appear to be the class of the conference. Unfortunately for the SEC, standing out is not hard to do. Beyond the top four or five teams, the SEC may struggle to fill postseason spots.

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SEC Week 10 Preview and Predictions

LSU offense faces by far its toughest challenge
<p>  </p> <p> LSU hasn’t quite been as formidable as we originally thought, but Alabama’s trip to Baton Rouge to battle the Tigers is still the biggest game in the SEC this season. There’s also an intriguing battle in Starkville, as Mississippi State hosts Texas A&amp;M in a game featuring teams jockeying for position in the SEC West. Georgia is two wins away from wrapping up the SEC East title. This week, the Bulldogs host the improved Ole Miss Rebels.</p>

LSU hasn’t quite been as formidable as we originally thought, but Alabama’s trip to Baton Rouge to battle the Tigers is still the biggest game in the SEC this season. There’s also an intriguing battle in Starkville, as Mississippi State hosts Texas A&M in a game featuring teams jockeying for position in the SEC West. Georgia is two wins away from wrapping up the SEC East title. This week, the Bulldogs host the improved Ole Miss Rebels.

College Basketball's Most Underrated: The All-Overlooked Team

Arkansas coach Mike Anderson has one of the nation's most overlooked players
<p> College Basketball's Most Underrated: The All-Overlooked Team</p>

With roughly 340 teams in Division I basketball, some players are bound to fall through the cracks.

We’d like to do our part to rectify that by highlighting some of the key players you may have missed last season. A handful of reasons led to these players going overlooked and underrated nationally: Chief among them is an absence from the NCAA Tournament. Some made all-conference teams. Some had impressive statistics, but for whatever reason, only hardcore fans knew their names.

Vanderbilt One Win Away From Bowl Eligibility

Nothing Fluky About Commodores' 5-5 Record
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<p> Vanderbilt's improvement on offense has put the Commodores in position to become bowl-eligible.</p>

By Mitch Light

According to the numbers, Vanderbilt was the worst team in the nation last season relative to its conference. The Commodores were outgained in their eight SEC games by an average of 245.4 yards and outscored by an average of 21.0 points.

Enter James Franklin.

Catching Up With Bryce Drew

Bryce Drew's Buzzer-Beater Epitomized the Madness of March
<p> In 18 seasons of coaching Scott Drew has always maintained his composure at the end of the game. He’s never — ever! — run onto the court to celebrate a last-second victory.&nbsp; Well, okay, he confesses, there was that one time.</p>

In 18 seasons of coaching Scott Drew has always maintained his composure at the end of the game. He’s never — ever! — run onto the court to celebrate a last-second victory.

Well, okay, he confesses, there was that one time.

“Everybody on the bench lost it when it went in,” Drew says of Valparaiso’s buzzer-beating win over Ole Miss in the 1998 NCAA Tournament. “It was a release of emotion. I ran out and jumped on the pile.”

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