Saturday, January 13, 2007

SEC Basketball Predictions

This weekend is the first full slate of confernce matchups in the SEC.

Florida @ South Carolina 1:00
The Gators are starting to play the way everybody expected them to this year. It started back with the demolition of Ohio State (in basketball) and has continued into the beginning of the conference season. South Carolina got pummelled at home by Georgia this week. The Gamecocks defeated Florida twice last season. Not this time - Gators roll

Auburn @ LSU 1:00
Auburn beat LSU in football, yet the guys from Baton Rouge went to the BCS. The Tigers from Auburn have no shot in the Deaf Dome against Big Baby Glen Davis and LSU.


Tennessee @ Ohio State 1:00
I got a feeling the Buckeyes want to take out some revenge against the SEC after their losses to Florida in football and basketball by LARGE margins. This Vols team is not taking anyone by surprise this year like they did last year. Ohio State gains some revenge, but the football game still stings.

Vanderbilt @ Georgia 4:00
Probably the best matchup of the day. The Commodores are coming off a last second win over Tennessee this week, while the Bulldogs traveled to Columbia and scored an easy win. I think Georgia comes out on top playing on their home floor with Sundiata Gaines back to from an ankle injury leading the way.

Arkansas @ Ole Miss 4:00 FSN
The Razorbacks gave the Gators a scare in Gainesville and are very close to breaking through to the elite in the conference. However, they cannot overlook a team like Ole Miss on the road. I think the Rebels put a big time scare into the Hogs, but Stan Heath's club prevails.


Mississippi State @ Kentucky 4:00 FSN
Kentucky is starting to play more like we expect Kentucky to play like. The Wildcats' Randolph Morris is becoming the force everyone thought he would be two years ago. Kentucky should win this one going away after a close first 30 minutes.

Predictions:
Florida over South Carolina

LSU over Auburn
Ohio State over Tennessee
Georgia over Vandy
Arkansas over Ole Miss
Kentucky over Miss St

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