As the season continues, the SEC becomes more interesting.
On Saturday, for the first time since the series began in 2013, the SEC won the Big 12/SEC Challenge. The SEC won 6 0f 10 games, thanks to an impressive comeback victory by Kentucky over West Virginia. After a quiet season from Kevin Knox, the freshman forward scored 34 points, steering the Wildcats to a win in Morgantown.
The Tide turned for Oklahoma when Alabama forced freshman star Trae Young into one of his worst offensive performances of the season. Alabama’s Collin Sexton scored 18 points and was a big help in stopping Young in the Tide’s stunning 80-73 win over the Sooners.
Meanwhile, Auburn secured its lead with lopsided wins over Missouri and LSU. On Monday, the Tigers reached No. 11 in the AP Top 25, their highest ranking since February of 2000. After an up-and-down start in SEC play, Arkansas looks to be heading in the right direction and are on a 3-game win streak. Last week, the Razorbacks made a huge statement on the road in beating Georgia in a thrilling double overtime 80-77 win.
SEC standings through Monday
3 games to watch this week
No. 11 Auburn at Ole Miss (Tuesday, 9 p.m. ET, SEC Network)
Auburn leads the SEC and is riding a 3-game win streak. However, Ole Miss remains undefeated in SEC play at home and Auburn hasn’t won in Oxford since 2008. Could this be a trap game for the Tigers?
Arkansas at Texas A&M (Tuesday, 9 p.m. ET, ESPNU)
Razorbacks are on the path to getting things back on track but have lost four of their last five road games. Texas A&M is last in the SEC and looking to dig their way out. Which team will come out on top?
Alabama at No. 23 Florida (Saturday, 4 p.m. ET, ESPN)
This Alabama team continues to look hot with each game, especially with the likes of Collin Sexton and John Petty. Chris Chiozza sparked the Gators on Saturday in their win over Baylor. Can the Tide have a statement win in Gainesville?
This week’s SEC schedule
Florida at Georgia, 7 p.m. (SEC Network)
Auburn at Ole Miss, 9 p.m. (SEC Network)
Vanderbilt at Kentucky, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Arkansas at Texas A&M, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
LSU at Tennessee, 6:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
Mississippi State at South Carolina, 8:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
Missouri at Alabama, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
South Carolina at Texas A&M, 2 p.m. (ESPN2)
Kentucky at Missouri, 2 p.m. (CBS)
Arkansas at LSU, 3:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
Alabama at Florida, 4 p.m. (ESPN)
Georgia at Mississippi State, 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
Ole Miss at Tennessee, 6 p.m. (SEC Network)
Vanderbilt at Auburn, 8:30 p.m. (SEC Network)