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SEC Weekend Preview: Opening Conference Play

What to watch for this opening weekend of conference play.

NCAA Basketball: Tennessee Tech at Tennessee Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

#13 Kentucky at Alabama

Noon CT | ESPN

Kentucky looked just fine in their first true road game of the year against Louisville, now they head to Tuscaloosa with a ton of momentum. Alabama has looked better than they did at the start of the year with wins over Arizona and Penn State, but didn’t look convincing against Stephen F. Austin. The Wildcats are definitely road favorites for this one.

Georgia at #3 Tennessee

2:30 p.m. CT | SEC Network

Grant Williams has been a monster this season and should continue to do so against Georgia. This is going to be one of the most lopsided games in terms of Vegas numbers all year in the conference.

Arkansas at Texas A&M

5 p.m. CT | SEC Network

Texas A&M has struggled big time this year but this is the type of game Arkansas historically struggles in. Arkansas’ young players have looked good in their limited experience away from Bud Walton Arena but SEC play brings a new challenge.

South Carolina at Florida

6 p.m. CT | ESPN2

The Gamecocks have been a mess so far and they don’t have an easy start in SEC play. If they don’t win either of the two home games against Missouri or Mississippi State they have after this, the win loss record could get really ugly.

Ole Miss at Vanderbilt

7:30 p.m. CT | SEC Network

How will Vandy fare in conference play without Darius Garland? And how much of Ole Miss’ nice record is just due to their non-conference schedule? This game will start two answer those big questions for these two.

Current SEC Standings:

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