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SEC basketball tournament capsules

1. Kentucky

Record: 31-0 overall, 18-0 SEC.

First opponent: Florida or Alabama.

Players to watch: Fr. F Karl-Anthony Towns (9.7 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.4 blocks per game); Jr. F Willie Cauley-Stein (8.9 ppg, 6.4 rpg).

2. Arkansas

Record: 24-7, 13-5.

First opponent: Vanderbilt or Tennessee.

Players to watch: Soph. F Bobby Portis (17.8 ppg, 8.7 rpg); Sr. G Rashad Madden (10.0 ppg, 4.8 apg).

3. Georgia

Record: 20-10, 11-7.

First opponent: Mississippi, South Carolina or Missouri.

Players to watch: Sr. F Marcus Thornton (12.2 ppg, 7.0 rpg); Sr. F Nemanja Djurisic (11.4 ppg, 5.1 rpg).

4. LSU

Record: 22-9, 11-7.

First opponent: Texas A&M, Mississippi State or Auburn.

Players to watch: Soph. F Jordan Mickey (16.0 ppg, 9.9 rpg); Soph. F Jarell Martin (16.9 ppg, 9.0 rpg).

5. Texas A&M

Record: 20-10, 11-7.

First opponent: Mississippi State or Auburn.

Players to watch: Jr. G Alex Caruso (9.4 ppg, 5.6 apg, 4.7 rpg); Jr. G Jalen Jones (13.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg).

6. Mississippi

Record: 20-11, 11-7.

First opponent: South Carolina or Missouri.

Players to watch: Sr. G Jarvis Summers (12.3 ppg, 4.7 apg); Jr. G Stefan Moody (16.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg).

7. Vanderbilt

Record: 19-12, 9-9.

First opponent: Tennessee.

Players to watch: Soph. C Damien Jones (14.3 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.0 bpg); Fr. G Riley LaChance (12.5 ppg, 2.8 apg).

8. Florida

Record: 15-16, 8-10.

First opponent: Alabama.

Players to watch: Jr. F Dorian Finney-Smith (13.1 ppg, 6.0 rpg); Jr. G Michael Frazier II (12.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg).

9. Alabama

Record: 18-13, 8-10.

First opponent: Florida.

Players to watch: Sr. G Levi Randolph (15.2 ppg, 5.0 rpg); Sr. G Rodney Cooper (10.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg).

10. Tennessee

Record: 15-15, 7-11.

First opponent: Vanderbilt.

Players to watch: Sr. G Josh Richardson (15.6 ppg, 3.7 apg, 4.2 rpg); Jr. F Armani Moore (10.8 ppg, 6.8 rpg).

11. South Carolina

Record: 15-15, 6-12.

First opponent: Missouri

Players to watch: Soph. G Duane Notice (11.5 ppg, 2.8 apg); Soph. G Sindarius Thornwell (10.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg).

12. Mississippi State

Record: 13-18, 6-12.

First opponent: Auburn.

Players to watch: Jr. G Craig Sword (11.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg); Jr. F Gavin Ware (10.2 ppg, 7.2 rpg).

13. Auburn

Record: 12-19, 4-14.

First opponent: Mississippi State.

Players to watch: Sr. G K.T. Harrell (18.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg); Jr. F Cinmeon Bowers (12.6 ppg, 9.7 rpg).

14. Missouri.

Record: 9-22, 3-15.

First opponent: South Carolina.

Players to watch: Soph. F Jonathan Williams III (12.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg); Fr. G Montaque Gill-Caesar (9.1 rpg, 2.9 rpg).

-- Seth Emerson

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