Posted by EMoyer on March 3rd, 2012
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#1 Kentucky @ # Florida- Noon EST Sunday on CBS (****)
- Kentucky will look to complete its first perfect SEC regular season since 2003. The Wildcats have posted 11 of the 15 undefeated league records in SEC history.
- At 15-0, Kentucky is one of three schools (Long Beach State – Big West; Texas-Arlington – Southland) in NCAA D-I with an unblemished record in conference play.
- Florida holds a 2-8 record all-time vs. the No. 1 team in the country, including 0-8 vs. Kentucky. The Gators’ two wins over the No. 1 team came in the NCAA Tournament, defeating Duke in 2000 and Ohio State in 2007.
- In those eight games, Kentucky has beaten Florida by an average of 29.1 points per game.
- The Gators have already sealed a ﬁrst-round bye in the SEC Tournament and can reach the No. 2 seed with a win. If Vanderbilt defeats Tennessee on Saturday, Florida would be guaranteed at least the No. 3 seed,
Vanderbilt @ Tennessee - 4:00 PM EST Saturday on ESPN2 (***)
- Vanderbilt’s John Jenkins leads the SEC in scoring at 20.1 points per game. If he finishes atop the league, he will be the first player to lead the SEC in scoring in consecutive seasons since LSU’s Ronnie Henderson in 1995 and 1996. His 115 made three-point field goals leads the nation.
- Vanderbilt is the only team in the SEC that sports three 1,000-point scorers in Jenkins (1,837), Jeffery Taylor (1,547), and Brad Tinsley (1,192).
- Tennessee’s 110 wins over the Commodores are the most by the Vols over any opponent,
- The Volunteers can score the final first-round bye in next week’s SEC Tournament with a win and an Alabama loss.
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