After the Wildcats, Gators and 'Dores, the SEC is up for grabs among many teams destined to fight for just a few NCAA Tournament slots.
The Southeastern Conference's basketball landscape isn't as clear as dividing the "haves" and the "have-nots" just yet, although there are certainly very, very good teams - 7-0 Kentucky, Florida and Vanderbilt - and very, very bad ones - LSU, Georgia, South Carolina and Auburn have combined for a 6-20 record in league play.
The Gators did the most of any school last week, coming from behind to win at Ole Miss and beating Mississippi State at home. The Bulldogs, Rebels, Arkansas and Alabama will likely be battling for one or two open spots in the NCAA Tournament down the stretch, making games like the Rebels at Bama (Saturday, 8 p.m. ET) crucial. With five losses already, Georgia will have to rebound immediately if it has any realistic hope of postseason play. The Dawgs spend the week on the road at Auburn and Tennessee.
Southeastern Conference Standings
(updated 1.30.2012 at 12:27 AM CST)
|Mississippi St. Bulldogs||4||3||17||5|
|Alabama Crimson Tide||3||4||14||7|
|South Carolina Gamecocks||1||5||9||11|
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