Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Southeastern Conference Men's Tournament Capsules

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Southeastern Conference Men's Tournament Capsules

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1 P.M. today

ALABAMA VS. KENTUCKY

CRIMSON TIDE (20-10, 7-9)

Seed: West No. 5.

Players to watch: Ronald Steele (8.8 ppg, 3.5 apg), Jermareo Davidson (14.2 ppg, 8.4 rpg), Richard Hendrix (14.6 ppg, 8.8 rpg)

What's at stake: The Crimson Tide's NCAA tourney chances likely hinge on what happens in the next few days. One-and-done probably means NIT.

WILDCATS (20-10, 9-7)

Seed: East No. 4.

Players to watch: Randolph Morris (15.3 ppg, 7.3 rpg), Ramel Bradley (14.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg), Joe Crawford (14.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg)

What's at stake: Coach Tubby Smith can quiet some critics if the Wildcats win the title, but their side of the bracket is tough.

3:15 P.M. today

SOUTH CAROLINA VS. ARKANSAS

GAMECOCKS (14-15, 4-12)

Seed: East No. 6.

Players to watch: Tre' Kelley (19.1 ppg, 5.1 apg), Brandon Wallace (9.7 ppg, 9.2 rpg), Dominique Archie (9.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg)

What's at stake: The Gamecocks' only goal is to finish the season with a winning overall record. That means a win over Arkansas, then Vanderbilt.

RAZORBACKS (18-12, 7-9)

Seed: West No. 3.

Players to watch: Steven Hill (6.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg), Sonny Weems (11.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg), Patrick Beverley (14.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg).

What's at stake: Coach Stan Heath's job. If the Razorbacks flop in the postseason, he's likely out in Fayetteville.

7:30 P.M. today

GEORGIA VS. AUBURN

BULLDOGS (17-12, 8-8)

Seed: East No. 5.

Players to watch: Takais Brown (14.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg), Sundiata Gaines (10.9 ppg, 5.7 rpg), Levi Stukes (12.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg).

What's at stake: Georgia's shot at the NCAA Tournament is limited to the team winning the SEC title. Still, an NIT berth shows some progress.

TIGERS (17-14, 7-9)

Seed: West No. 4.

Players to watch: Quantez Robertson (8.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg), Frank Tolbert (11.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg), Josh Dollard (12.5 ppg, 6.7 rpg)

What's at stake: The Tigers have shown progress, and a good showing likely sets up an NCAA berth next season.

9:45 P.M. today

LSU VS. TENNESSEE

TIGERS (16-14, 5-11)

Seed: West No. 6.

Players to watch: Glen Davis (17.8 ppg, 10.4 rpg), Terry Martin (10.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg), Garrett Temple (8. …

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