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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.

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.

SEC Week 1 Preview and Predictions

Athlon previews the Week 1 action in the SEC.
<p> SEC Week 1 Preview and Predictions</p>

The first week of action in the SEC features an interesting slate of games. South Carolina-Vanderbilt open conference play on Thursday night, while Auburn and Alabama have a chance to earn key non-conference victories on Saturday. Tennessee takes on NC State on Friday night, and Kentucky travels to in-state rival Louisville on Sunday. 

SEC's Top Storylines to Watch in Week 1

2012 NBA Mock Draft: First Round With Tiers

Anthony Davis towers over the 2012 NBA Draft, as the only Tier 1 franchise player available.
<p> Athlon Sports' 2012 NBA Mock Draft starts with Kentucky's Anthony Davis, the only Tier 1 player available, and includes usual Tier 2 suspects like Kentucky's Michael Kidd-Ghilchrist, North Carolina's Harrison Barnes, Kansas' Thomas Robinson, Florida's Bradley Beal and Connecticut's Andre Drummond.</p>

Athlon Sports’ 2012 NBA Mock Draft (updated June 27, 4:45 p.m. ET) breaks down all 30 picks in the first round, highlighting each “tier” of talent and exploring several trade rumors in the opening round of the June 28 draft.

TIER 1
Potential 2012 Olympian, one-man band headed to the Big Easy.

NCAA Tournament: Which teams missed the Sweet 16

Vanderbilt, Missouri and FSU could still be playing
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<p> Athlon Sports editors debate some college baskeball questions. First off is a look at which teams missed a great opportunity to advance to the Sweet 16.&nbsp;</p>

The editors at Athlon Sports tackle a few questions on college basketball with the Sweet 16 quickly approaching. Here's No. 1.

Which team are you most surprised did not make the Sweet 16?

NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Preview: East Region

Top seed Syracuse survived, but Ohio State and Wisconsin looked better en route to the Sweet 16.
<p> Top seed Syracuse survived, but Ohio State and Wisconsin looked better en route to the Sweet 16.</p>

NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Preview: East Region

Top Dog — Syracuse (1)

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