W2W4: What To Watch For
Published: Friday, March 1, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 8:55 p.m.
Things to look out for this week in SEC basketball.
Student vs. mentor
Florida and Alabama will meet in a key showdown in the SEC regular season title race on Saturday at the O'Connell Center. The Gators are 13-0 at home this season. In addition, Florida coach Billy Donovan is 4-0 against Alabama coach Anthony Grant, who was an assistant under Donovan from 1994-2006.
Arkansas is 16-1 at home this season, with its lone loss at Bud Walton Arena coming against Syracuse. But the Razorbacks will face a tough test when they host Kentucky in a nationally televised game. Both teams are on the bubble and in need of wins to bolster their NCAA Tournament hopes.
Rocky Top revenge
Tennessee won its sixth straight by upsetting No. 8 Florida 63-58 on Tuesday night. The Vols will try to keep their positive momentum going Saturday at Georgia. Tennessee will be looking to avenge a 68-62 loss to Georgia at Thompson-Boling Arena earlier this season.