The No. 4 Florida Gators are still the team to beat in the SEC, but feel free to withhold judgment until they get the opportunity to prove it in the form of a weekend clash with the second-place team in the conference. Awaiting Billy Donovan on the NCAA moneyline this Saturday are the No. 16 Ole Miss Rebels.
Thanks largely in part to a victory over Missouri and the unexpectedly slow start that Kentucky has experienced, the Rebels have emerged as the next-best thing in the SEC. That might not be enough to boost the college basketball odds in their favor against Florida, but it’s not negligible.
Get an idea of what to expect out of the SEC come tournament time when the two bracket hopefuls square off to kick off February.