Yes, Kentucky will again be the pick in the SEC. But keep an eye on Florida and Tennessee, too.
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Vanderbilt looked like one of the youngest, most inexperienced squads in the nation in mid-January during a 56-33 defeat to Arkansas. On Thursday, the Commodores showed that they might be the most improved. Vandy handled the Razorbacks' vaunted press and was scorching hot from beyond-the-arc in a 75-72 win. The Commodores will need more of the same to defeat Kentucky on Friday.
Last season, it was the lack of road wins that kept Arkansas from the bubble. Unless the Razorbacks start getting wins away from home, it could be the same this season.
Kentucky's win streak versus Louisville is over, South Carolina improved to 9-3 with an easy win over Presbyterian and Auburn fell to Illinois in SEC action Saturday.
The SEC had another underwhelming day on the hardwood with a 6-6 record. Missouri recorded the biggest win with a victory over Illinois. In other action, Florida fell to Kansas State, Kentucky easily defeated Marshall and LSU couldn't catch up to Marquette.
There are some intriguing battles Thursday, but the biggest college hoops moment takes place on the recruiting circuit.
The SEC dominated the football rankings, but it's an entirely different story in basketball so far this season.

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