W2W4: What to Watch for

Published: Friday, January 28, 2011 at 4:04 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 28, 2011 at 4:04 p.m.

What to watch for in SEC men's basketball.

Florida hangover

The Gators have emerged as the leaders of the SEC with a 5-1 start after a dramatic double-overtime win against Georgia. Can the Gators come out with the same focus and energy in their second road game of the week at Mississippi State?

Kentucky's revenge

Just three weeks after losing its season opener at Georgia, Kentucky gets the Bulldogs again at Rupp Arena with a full week of rest and practice. Kentucky will need to do a better job defending Georgia junior forward Trey Thompkins, who had 25 points against the Wildcats in the first meeting.

Quick turnaround

Florida was able to win last week off a quick two-day turnaround, while Auburn lost at home to rival Alabama. This week, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt will have less than 48 hours to prepare for their Saturday opponents.

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