Alabama (6-7)

Record: 6-7. Coach: Anthony Grant (168-84overall; 92-59 in 5th season at Alabama). Ranking: None. Best win/worst loss: 76-64 over Texas Tech; 85-83 to Drexel. Last season: 23-13/12-6 (T2). Postseason: NIT, def. Northeastern and Stanford, lost to Maryland.

Starters returning: G Trevor Releford, 6-0, sr. (18.5ppg); G Levi Randolph, 6-5, jr. (9.9ppg, 4.5rpg); G Rodney Cooper, 6-6 jr. (7.0 ppg, 4.6rpg). Others returning: F Nick Jacobs 6-8, jr. (9.6ppg); G Retin Obasohan, 6-1, so. (12.8, 3.6). Newcomers: Algie Key, 6-4, jr. (6.3 ppg); Shannon Hale, 6-8 fr. (4.5 ppg); Jimmie Taylor, 6-10, fr. (2.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg) Carl Engstrom, 7-1, jr. (2.5 ppg)

Arkansas (11-2)

Coach: Mike Anderson (248-127 overall; 48-29 3rd season at Arkansas). Ranking: None. Best win/worst loss: 89-78 over SMU/85-77 to California. Last season: 19-13/10-8 (7th). Postseason: None

Starters returning: G Mardracus Wade, 6-2, sr. (3.1) ; G Rickey Scott 6-3, sr. (4.8 ppg). Others returning: F Coty Clarke, 6-7 sr. (8.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg); G Michael Qualls, 6-6, so. (13.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg); G Anthlon Bell, 6-3, so. (7.9 ppg); G Rashad Madden, 6-5, jr. (10.2 ppg); F Jacorey Williams, 6-8, so. 4.1 ppg); G Kiko Haydar, 5-10, sr. (3.8 ppg); G Fred Gulley, 6-2, sr. (3.7 ppg, 2.0 apg). Newcomers: Bobby Portis, 6-10, fr. (12.8 ppg, 6.2 rpg); Alandise Harris, 6-6, jr. (10.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg) Moses Kingsley, 6-10 fr. (6.1 ppg. 4.2 rpg.)

Auburn (8-3)

Coach: Tony Barbee (125-114 overall; 43-62 4th season at Auburn). Ranking: None. Best win/worst loss: 66-64 over Clemson/111-92 to Northwestern State. Last season: 9-23/3-15 (14th). Postseason: None

Starters returning: F Allen Payne, 6-6, sr. (7.2 ppg, 6.5 rpg). Others returning: G Chris Denson, 6-2, sr. 19.0 ppg, 3.0 apg); C Asauhn Dixon-Tatum, 7-0, sr. (6.1 ppg, 6.0 rpg); F Jordan Granger, 6-8, so. (1.1 ppg, 2.2 rpg). Newcomers: KT Harrell, 6-4, jr. (19.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg); Tahj Shamsid-Deen, 5-10, fr. (8.4 ppg); Malcolm Canada, 6-3, jr. (4.9 ppg); Dion Wade, 6-5, fr. (3.7); Matthew Atewe , 6-9, fr. (3.4); Benas Griciunas, 7-0, fr. (2.4 ppg)

Florida (11-2)

Coach: Billy Donovan (461-188 overall; 426-168 18th season at Florida). Ranking: No. 10. Best win/worst loss: 67-61 over Kansas/65-64 to UConn. Last season: 29-8/14-4 (1st). Postseason: NCAA, beat Northwestern State, Minnesota, Florida Gulf Coast, lost to Michigan.

Starters returning: C Patric Young, 6-9, sr. (10.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg); G Scottie Wilbekin, 6-2, sr. (11.8 ppg, 4.0 apg). Others returning: F Will Yeguete, 6-8, sr. (4.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg); G Michael Frazier II 6-4, so. (11.9 ppg, 3.5 rpg); F Casey Prather, 6-6, sr. (17.3 ppg) 5.8 rpg); G/F DeVon Walker, 6-6, so. (3.7 ppg, 1.5 rpg); F Jacob Kurtz, 6-6, jr. (2.4 ppg, 2.7 rpg). Newcomers: Doria Finney-Smith, 6-8, so.,(10.1 ppg, 7.7 rpg); Kasey Hill, 6-1, fr. (7. 6 ppg, 3.1 apg).

Georgia (6-6)

Coach: Mark Fox (194-112 overall; 71-69, 5th season at Georgia). Ranking: None. Best win/worst loss: 65-63 over Western Carolina/94-82 to Davidson. Last season: 15-17, 9-9 (T8th). Postseason: None

Starters returning: F Donte’ Williams, 6-9, sr. (6.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg); F Brandon Morris, 6-7, so. (9.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg). Others returning: F Marcus Thornton, 6-8, jr. (6.7 ppg, 4.6 rpg); G Charles Mann, 6-5, so. (13.0 ppg, 2.9 apg); G Taylor Echols, 6-1, jr. (2.1 ppg); G Kenny Gaines, 6-3, so. (11.5 ppg); C John Cannon, 6-10, jr. (2.8 ppg); F Nemanja Djurisic, 6-8, jr. (10.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg). Newcomers: Cameron Forte, 6-7, so. (5.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg); Juwan Parker, 6-4, fr. (5.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg)

Kentucky (10-3)

Coach: John Calipari (536-167 overall; 133-29, 5th season at Kentucky). Ranking: 14th. Best win/worst loss: 73-66 over Louisville/82-77 to North Carolina. Last season: 21-12, 12-6 (T2nd). Postseason: NIT, lost to Robert Morris

Starters returning: F Al Poythress, 6-8, so. (4.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg);. Others returning: C Willie Cauley-Stein 7-0, so. (8.8 ppg, 8.2 rpg). Newcomers: Julius Randle, 6-9, fr., (18.1 ppg, 10.6 rpg); Aaron Harrison, 6-6, fr., (14.7 ppg, 3.7 rpg) James Young, 6-6, fr., (13.8 ppg, 4.2 rpg); Andrew Harrison, 6-6, fr., (11.2 ppg, 3.2 apg); Markus Lee, 6-9, fr. (3.6 ppg, 2.1 rpg) Dakari Johnson, 7-0, fr. (3.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg) Dominique Hawkins, 6-0, fr. (1.5 ppg, 1.2 rpg)

LSU (9-3)

Coach: Johnny Jones (233-177 overall; 28-15, 2nd season at LSU). Ranking: None. Best win/worst loss: 70-68 over Butler/74-70 to Rhode Island. Last season: 19-12, 9-9 (T8th). Postseason: None

Starters returning: G Anthony Hickman, 5-11, jr. (9.3 ppg, 3.5 apg); F Johnny O’Bryant III, 6-9, jr. (14.8 ppg, 7.5 rpg); G Andre Stringer, 5-10, sr. (12.5 ppg, 3.2 apg). Others returning: F Shavon Coleman, 6-5, sr. (8.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg); G Malik Morgan 6-4, so. (4.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg).. Newcomers: Jordan Mickey, 6-8, fr. (13.9 ppg, 7.8 rpg) Jarell Martin, 6-9, fr. (8.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg) Tim Quarterman, 6-6, fr. (2.8 ppg, 2.2 apg)

Ole Miss (9-4)

Coach: Andy Kennedy (181-104 overall; 161-91, 8th season at Ole Miss). Ranking: None. Best win/worst loss: 77-67 over Georgia Tech/79-76 to Mercer. Last season: 27-9, 12-6 (T2nd). Postseason: NCAA, beat Wisconsin, lost to La Salle

Starters returning: G Marshall Henderson, 6-2, sr. (18.8 ppg, 2.1 apg); G Jarvis Summers, 6-3, jr. (17.8 ppg, 3.2 apg);. Others returning: G Martavious Newby, 6-3, so. (2.3 ppg, 2.5 rpg); G Derrick Millinghaus 5-10, so. (10.5 ppg, 2.7 apg); C Demarco Cox, 6-8, sr. (7.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg); so.; G LaDarius White, 6-6, jr. (6.9 ppg, 2.7 apg); F Anthony Perez, 6-9, so. (4.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg); F Aaron Jones, 6-9, jr. (6.5 ppg, 6.8 rpg).. Newcomers: Sebastian Saiz, 6-9, fr. (4.8 ppg, 6.5 rpg)

Mississppi St. (10-3)

Coach: Rick Ray (20-25, 14-17 in 2nd season at Mississippi State). Ranking: None. Best win/worst loss: 71-66 over South Florida/71-61 to TCU. Last season: 10-22, 4-14 (T12th). Postseason: None

Starters returning: G Fred Thomas, 6-5, so. (8.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg); F Colin Borchert, 6-8, sr. (10.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg); G Trivante Bloodman, 6-0, jr.; F Gavin Ware, 6-9, so. (11.2 ppg, 8.9 rpg); Craig Sword, 6-3, so. (14.3 ppg, 3.4 rpg). Others returning: G Tyson Cunningham, 6-3, sr. (1.8 ppg, 0.4 rpg); F Roquez Johnson, 6-7, jr. (9.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg). Newcomers: I.J. Ready, 5-11 fr. (6.7 ppg, 3.3 apg).

Missouri (12-1)

Coach: Frank Haith (194-118 overall; 65-17, 3rd season at Missouri). Ranking: No. 21. Best win/worst loss: 80-71 over UCLA/65-64 to Illinois. Last season: 23-11, 11-7 (T5th). Postseason: NCAA, lost to Colorado State

Starters returning: G Jabari Brown, 6-5, jr. (18.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg). Others returning: F Tony Criswell, 6-9, sr. (5.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg); G Earnest Ross, 6-5, sr. (14.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg).. Newcomers: Jordan Clarkson, 6-5, jr. (19.3 ppg, 4.0 apg); Johnathan Williams, 6-9, fr. (6.8 ppg, 7.6 rpg); Wes Clark, 6-0, fr. (5.2 ppg, 2.1 apg) Ryan Rosburg, 6-10, so. (5.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg)

S. Carolina (7-6)

Coach: Frank Martin (138-78 overall; 21-24, 2nd season at South Carolina). Ranking: None. Best win/worst loss: 78-71 over Saint Mary’s (Calif.)/ 74-68 to USC Upstate. Last season: 14-18, 4-14 (T12th). Postseason: None

Starters returning: F Laimonas Chatkevicius, 6-11, so. (3.8 ppg, 3.4 rpg); G Bruce Ellington, 5-9, sr. (5.7 ppg, 1.7 apg); F Michael Carrera, 6-5, so. (7.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg);. Others returning: G Brenton Williams, 5-11, sr. (11.2 ppg, 1.5 apg); G Austin Constable, 5-11, so; F Mindaugas Kacinas 6-7, so. (6.0 ppg, 5.8 rpg). Newcomers: Tyrone Johnson, 6-3, jr. (11.7 ppg, 3.8 apg); Sindari Thornwell, 6-5, fr. (10.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg) Demetrius Henry, 6-9, fr. (7.1 ppg, 5.2 rpg) Duane Notice, 6-2, fr. (6.7 ppg, 3.0 apg) Jaylen Shaw, 6-0, fr. (3.6 ppg, 1.5 apg) Desmond Ringer, 6-9, fr. (2.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg)

Tennessee (9-4)

Coach: Cuonzo Martin (109-73 overall; 48-32, 3rd season at Tennessee). Ranking: None. Best win/worst loss: 64-49 over Xavier/65-58 to NC State. Last season: 20-13, 11-7 (T5th). Postseason: NIT, lost to Mercer

Starters returning: G Josh Richardson, 6-6, jr. (8.8 ppg, 3.4 rpg); F Jarnell Stokes, 6-8, jr. (13.8 ppg, 9.2 rpg); Jordan McRae, 6-6, sr. (18.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg);. Others returning: G Armani Moore 6-5, so. (2.2 ppg, 1.5 rpg); G Derek Reese, 6-8, so. (7.0 ppg, 8.7 rpg). Newcomers: Jeronne Maymon, 6-8, sr. (11-1 ppg, 8.2 rpg); Antonio Barton 6.2, sr. (8.0 ppg, 2.2 rpg); Robert Hubbs III, 6-6, fr. (5.0 ppg) Darius Thompson, 6-5, fr. (3.5 ppg, 3.0 apg); A.J. Davis, 6-9 fr. (2.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg)

Texas A&M (9-4)

Coach: Billy Kennedy (252-216 overall; 41-37, 3rd season at Texas A&M). Ranking: None. Best win/worst loss: 74-57 over Houston/61-41 to North Texas. Last season: 18-15, 7-11 (T11th). Postseason: None

Starters returning: G Fabyon Harris, 5-11, sr. (7.3 ppg, 2.2 apg); F Kourtney Roberson, 6-8, jr. (11.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg); G Alex Caruso, 6-5, so. (9.5 ppg, 4.4 apg).. Others returning: G Jordan Green, 6-5, jr. (8.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg). Newcomers: Jamal Jones 6-8, jr. (9.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg); Antwan Space, 6-8, so. (7.5 pg, 5.3 rpg); Davonte Fitzgerald, 6-8 fr. (6.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg) Shawn Smith 6-4, fr. (5.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg); Tavario Miller, 6-8, fr. (1.5 ppg, 2.1 rpg)

Vanderbilt (8-4)

Coach: Kevin Stallings (408-243 overall; 285-180, 15th season at Vanderbilt). Ranking: none. Best win/worst loss: 76-63 over Georgia Tech/67-60 to Providence. Last season: 16-17, 8-10 (T10th). Postseason: None

Starters returning: F Rod Odom, 6-9, sr. (13.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg); G Dai-Jon Parker, 6-3, jr. (5.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.3 apg); C Josh Henderson, 6-11, jr. (6.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg);. Others returning: G Kyle Fuller, 6-1, sr. (9.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg); F Shelby Moats, 6-8, jr. (1.3 ppg, 1.7 rpg); F James Siakam, 6-7, jr. (7.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg). Newcomers: Eric McClellan (14.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.2 apg); Damian Jones (10.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg); Luke Kornet (4.5 ppg 2.5 rpg)

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