W2W4: What To Watch For


Published: Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:23 a.m.

Things to look out for this week in SEC basketball.

Point parade

Expect plenty of points when Ole Miss is at Missouri today in a nationally televised matchup. The Rebels lead the SEC in scoring offense at 79.9 points per game, while Missouri is fourth at 75.7 points per game. The game will feature two of the league’s most dynamic offensive players — Ole Miss junior guard Marshall Henderson and Missouri junior point guard Phil Pressey.

Roadkill

Arkansas is coming off a stunning 80-69 win over No. 2 Florida to improve to 14-1 at home this season. But the Razorbacks, 0-7 away from Bud Walton Arena, are seeking their first road win of the season. It could come today against a rebuilding Vanderbilt team that has struggled to win close games this season.

Bouncing back

Both Alabama and Florida suffered humbling road losses this week. The Tide fell at rival Auburn, while the Gators stumbled at Arkansas. Alabama will get a chance to get back on track today vs. LSU, while Florida returns home to face Mississippi State, a team it beat by 35 points earlier this season.

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