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Greg Anthony thinks SEC could be nation’s best


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Former UNLV standout and CBS Sports college basketball analyst, Greg Anthony, thinks that the SEC could be the country’s best conference.

Anthony, who also contributes to NBA TV and Yahoo! Sports, says that the Big East conference might have the best conference depth, but that SEC could be the better conference in terms of top tier teams.

“The SEC is much improved from last season. Listen, we obviously all know about Kentucky, and (former VCU coach) Anthony Grant is doing a solid job at Alabama.

Mississippi State has also improved, and Billy Donovan has Florida guard-oriented, perimeter-oriented, and overall is a very solid basketball team. They also have a couple of other teams that can compete.”

As of right now the SEC has five teams ranked in the AP top 25 poll (Kentucky, Florida, Alabama, Vanderbilt, and Mississippi State) and seven teams with one loss or less. Anthony didn’t specifically mention the 20th ranked Vanderbilt Commodores, who have lost two home games so far this season. Despite the two losses (Cleveland St. and No. 11 Xavier) the Commodores have the guards and post players to compete in the SEC and challenge for a conference title.

We will know a little bit more about the conference after some tough match-ups this week as No. 10 Florida takes on No. 4 Syracuse and Kentucky takes on No. 5 North Carolina. The Wildcats will definitely benefit from the improved conference talent, consistently playing some of the best talent in the country will help get them ready for the NCAA tournament.

Article written by Rashawn Franklin

9 responses to “Greg Anthony thinks SEC could be nation’s best”

  1. UK Wildcat

    We play 6 games against Florida, Vandy, Alabama, and Mississippi State. No way we lose any of them in Rupp, leaving games at Florida, at Vandy, and at MSU. Can we win all 3? I think so.

  2. Just saying

    UK is dominant, Alabama is really good. Vandy is WAY over rated and florida is Florida, they will fold.

    If this is the best overall conference, then CBB has fallen quite a bit

  3. DaviswiththeSlam

    Who knew Anthony switched to covering college football.

  4. Tonydelksarms

    Greg Anthony is a ass hat. Then best conference dosent lose games at summit conference teams (ut)Or have a team lose games vs. A10 teams that are in the top 12. When they are in the top 15 and have the place about 3/4 full (vandy). Sorry Greg Anthony is a washed up NBA announcer who got ran from there. Your only as good as your bottom teams.

  5. kybigblue

    After the top 5 the SEC doesn’t look so strong. Tennessee and Georgia appear to be down this year and South Carolina may be even weaker than last year. Don’t expect a lot from Auburn, Arkansas, LSU and Ole Miss.
    PS Florida did not fold last year. They won the SEC East and made it to the NCAA regional final. SI rated their front court as #1 in the nation. Young is talented at center but they need help at the wings. They should be able to press because they are deep at guard.

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  8. Just saying

    5. Florida has a highly ranked BACKcourt (not frontcourt). Their frontcourt (forward/center positions) is especially weak, and because of that they will fold.

  9. Coyote Hunter

    DUH..of course the SEC is the best conference..in all sports…period