August 21st, 2006 by Kurt Wirth
Much of the nation knows the SEC as a football conference. And why not, with teams like Florida, Georgia, LSU, Auburn, and Alabama stealing the national limelight? Still others see the SEC as the leading conference in baseball. Which, with 9 out of the 12 SEC schools ranked in the Top 25 at one point last season, it is. However, many overlook the heritage-rich Southeastern Conference in terms of basketball. That is, until last season. In what pre-season analysts called a “down year” for the SEC, the conference sent 6 teams to the NCAA – two of them to the Final Four, produced the national champion, and finished just behind the ACC in RPI standings.
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