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It’s time for the SEC basketball schedules to toughen up

There were a number of things coming out of last week’s SEC meetings in Destin. The most notable pertained to football with the reprimanding the coaches got for their public disputes and the limits placed on how many freshmen they could take each season. But, aside from finding out that their games would all be televised like the football teams, it was more of a quiet front for the basketball squads. However, SEC commissioner Mike Slive did make it known that he expects all of the men’s basketball teams to improve their scheduling and that having three teams make the NCAA tournament is simply unacceptable. The coaches didn’t think it was much to panic about, writing this year off as an anomoly to what is usually a fairly strong conference, but Slive made it clear that when an SEC team plays down in competition, everyone in the conference does.

Article written by Thomas Beisner