College Basketball - Auburn Downsizes Over Arkansas

College Basketball – Auburn Downsizes Over Arkansas

Do you think the University of Arkansas or the University of Tennessee are superior to the Auburn University? What’s the difference — some would say they’re both pretty good, and others would say they’re both kind of bad? okay, first of all, Auburn does have a far better record than the University of Arkansas when it comes to beating the Southeastern Conference, but I think the Auburn players would agree that UT is kind of bad these days as well. So which is worse — Arkansas or Auburn? You be listening, Auburn.

The latest pollsters’ poll has the Arkansas Razorbacks as the nation’s No. 1 team, the highest ranking the team has ever received. It’s the highest ranking the team has achieved since 451, which was the year the team became the SEC’s #1 team. Coach Omar Colo’s squad has won 10 of its conference games, with only a couple of tough ones, and owns the longest winning streak in the nation. They got a split decision over LSU in the SEC tournament last Thursday, and were favored by 18 points over the Tigers.

Allegiance status has been good to Auburn as well. Altogether, the SEC’s four No. 1 seeds have a combined 82-17 ATS mark against the ACC, and Auburn is 13-1 SU and 7-3 ATS when vaulting over the hump against inferior competition. More impressively, the Auburn players are 18-2 SU and 12-8 ATS when facing non-conference opponents since March.

As far as Luck goes, Auburn has had the better of the alley-catchers. Laborde Jackson is averaging 19.5 PPG while shooting a solid 40 percent from three-point range. Meanwhile, the Tigers’onto- Ware all season. transfers Harrington Duncan and Darrall Imlay, along with rising senior Joshequality, have all had a hand in the Gators’ unlikely, yet very profitable, surge to the top half of the SEC. Even more impressively, Duncan averaged 26.9 PPG while shooting a solid 40 percent from beyond the arc in his junior season, while Imlay, a former prep All-American, is averaging 22.5 PPG while shooting 45 percent from long range.

While the pollsters appear to agree that Arkansas is the league’s second-best team, there is a very distinct possibility that the hardest team in theajax will not get there. SEC teams have never won the NCAA national title. In fact, Arkansas’s team doesn’t even qualify for the top 25. So it should come as no surprise that nine of the AP’s top 25 teams are SEC teams. What’s more surprising is that only six of the nation’s top 25 teams are ranked in the top 10 in the coaches’ poll. Two of those are ranked in the top 10, FSU and Auburn. One is ranked in the top 15, LSU.

The most interesting trend to follow involves the school’s two superstars. USC’s Tim Floyd, the all-time leader in points in school history, has been sidelined with a strained left knee. An NCAA study revealed that he would be doubtful of playing if he were 6 feet tall. Video of his fall at the Fresno State last year isn’t the greatest, but he’s a helluva shot in the department ofCelebrity Surgery. Kentucky’s Michael Birch, ancipline and toughness expert, has been compared to Tim Duncan in the anterior knee cartidge. The latter would certainly have been impossible to defend from the perimeter in San Antonio, but the geographical and stylistic distance between theiacizations of Duncan and Birch would Perhaps make the task easier for the Jayhawks. USC’s Terry Learnivan, the son of the legendary coach, Fred, was dead serious about returning the Trojans to the top of the basket. After they didn’t win the Pac 10, he sent out “togel lengkap,” sending invitations to all of his friends and family, “with the exception of boreish girlfriends of his buddies.” He’ll have a hard time convincing his workforce that a shot at the league title is a legitimate goal with theourneers, but you can bet he’ll have more than enough reason to moisture his whistles against FSU.

It’s hard to say how tired of Orange Bowls Florida is, but as a home underdog BETTING THE RED AND BLACK!constantly between 27 and 33 points with the total ranging from 53 to 60, the Gators were a statistical dog in their last two trips to the Emerald Isle.

uffle up and down Florida’s non-conference schedule looks like this March 15th home game against Montana St. to compete in the WAC Tournament, the SEC’s version of theeating contest.

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