W2W4: What To Watch For


Published: Friday, March 8, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:44 p.m.

Things to look out for this week in SEC basketball.

Bubble trouble

Kentucky is in desperate need of a win at home against Florida to keep its hopes alive of an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Gators have already wrapped up the SEC regular-season title, but are playing for a higher seed. Florida hasn't won at Rupp Arena since 2007.

More bubble trouble

Tennessee bounced back from a loss at Georgia to keep its slim NCAA Tournament hopes alive with a win at Auburn. But the Vols could use one more signature win on their resume Saturday at home against Missouri. The Tigers have won three straight and are peaking at the right time.

Cellar dwellers

There won't be a trophy, but Auburn and Mississippi State will be playing on Saturday to stay out of sole possession of last place. Both schools are 3-14 in the SEC. Auburn has lost eight straight, while Mississippi State has lost 14 of its last 15 games.

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