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SEC Weekend Preview: Marquee Matchup

The conference has a big matchup at the top of the standings.

NCAA Basketball: Georgia at Auburn John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Current SEC Standings (As of Jan. 18)

  1. Tennessee 15-1, 4-0
  2. South Carolina 9-7, 4-0
  3. LSU 13-3, 3-0
  4. Ole Miss 13-3, 3-1
  5. Kentucky 13-3, 3-1
  6. Auburn 13-3, 2-1
  7. Alabama 11-5, 2-2
  8. Mississippi State 13-3, 1-2
  9. Arkansas 10-6, 1-3
  10. Florida 9-7, 1-3
  11. Georgia 9-7, 1-3
  12. Texas A&M 7-8, 1-3
  13. Missouri 9-6, 0-3
  14. Vanderbilt 9-7, 0-4

Florida at Georgia

11 a.m. CT | CBS

The Gators have really struggled in their first four games of SEC play. Pretty soon Florida is going to have to rack up some wins or an NCAA Tournament birth could go up in smoke.

Arkansas at #18 Ole Miss

12 p.m. CT | SECN

The Rebels had their 10 game winning streak snapped in the midweek. Ole Miss looked great as the underdog, now they’ve got a bit of a target on their back and it will be interesting to see how they respond.

Alabama at #3 Tennessee

1 p.m. CT | ESPN2

Alabama had a nice road win in midweek but they are heading into a buzzsaw this weekend in Knoxville.

Missouri at Texas A&M

2:30 p.m. CT | SECN

We’re a couple weeks into SEC play and Mizzou still is without a conference win. Not only that they’ve lost all three by double digits. This is a winnable road game they’re really going to need.

#12 Kentucky at #14 Auburn

3 p.m. CT | ESPN

The biggest game of the SEC slate so far. If Auburn has really rebounded and is at the level most thought they would, it will have to show in this one. For Kentucky, they tripped up in their first road game of conference play, we’ll see if they can play at a high level on the road after a confidence builder at Georgia.

South Carolina at LSU

5 p.m. CT | SECN

Raise your hand down if you thought this game would be between two of the top three in the SEC standings.

Put your hand down you liar.

The Gamecocks are now 4-0 in SEC play after A.J. Lawson’s 24 points led them past a struggling Vanderbilt on the road. LSU just went to Oxford and Tremont Waters’ 20 points slowed down a red hot Ole Miss team. This game is going to be sneaky interesting.

#24 Mississippi State at Vanderbilt

7:30 p.m. CT | SECN

Vanderbilt is really falling off the pace with the rest of the SEC fast, and Mississippi State just got a nice win over Florida, this one could be very difficult for the Commodores.