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SEC Men's Basketball Release - Final 2005-2006
04/12/2006 | 

School SEC Pct. H A Div. ALL Pct. H A N Last 10 Streak
EASTERN DIVISION
Tennessee ! 12-4 .750 6-2 6-2 9-1 22-8 .733 13-2 7-3 2-3 5-5 L1
Florida%@ 10-6 .625 6-2 4-4 6-4 33-6 .846 16-2 6-4 11-0 10-0 W11
Kentucky 9-7 .563 4-4 5-3 5-5 22-13 .629 10-5 6-4 6-4 6-4 L1
Vanderbilt 7-9 .438 3-5 4-4 4-6 17-13 .567 10-6 6-6 1-1 5-5 L2
South Carolina* 6-10 .375 3-5 3-5 3-7 23-15 .605 10-6 7-7 6-2 9-1 W5
Georgia 5-11 .313 3-5 2-6 3-7 15-15 .500 9-5 3-7 3-3 3-7 L4
WESTERN DIVISION
LSU&^# 14-2 .875 8-0 6-2 9-1 27-9 .750 14-2 7-4 6-3 8-2 L1
Alabama 10-6 .625 7-1 3-5 6-4 18-13 .581 14-4 3-7 1-2 5-5 L1
Arkansas 10-6 .625 7-1 3-5 5-5 22-10 .688 15-1 3-5 4-4 7-3 L2
Mississippi State 5-11 .313 5-3 0-8 4-6 15-15 .500 11-5 1-8 3-2 4-6 L1
Auburn 4-12 .250 3-5 1-7 3-7 12-16 .429 11-5 1-10 0-1 3-7 L3
Ole Miss 4-12 .250 3-5 1-7 3-7 14-16 .467 11-6 1-9 2-1 1-9 L6
%--NCAA Champion; &--NCAA Final Four; @--SEC Tournament Champion; !--SEC East Division Champion; ^--SEC Champion; #--SEC West Division Champion; *--NIT Champion


POSTSEASON TOURNAMENT RESULTS

NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS

ATLANTA REGION

March 16 (Thursday) * Jacksonville, Fla. [CBS]
[4] LSU 80, [13] Iona 64

March 18 (Saturday) * Jacksonville, Fla. [CBS]
[4] LSU 58, [12] Texas A&M 57

March 23 (Thursday) * Atlanta, Ga. [CBS]
[4] LSU 62, [1] Duke 54

March 25 (Saturday) * Atlanta, Ga. [CBS]
[4] LSU 70, [2} Texas 60 (OT)

OAKLAND REGION

March 16 (Thursday) * San Diego, Calif. [CBS]
[10] Alabama 90, [7] Marquette 85

March 17 (Friday) * Dallas, Texas [CBS]
[9] Bucknell 59, [8] Arkansas 55

March 18 (Saturday) * San Diego, Calif. [CBS]
[2] UCLA 62, [10] Alabama 59

MINNEAPOLIS REGION

March 16 (Thursday) * Jacksonville, Fla. [CBS]
[3] Florida 76, [14] South Alabama 50

March 18 (Saturday) * Jacksonville, Fla. [CBS]
[3] Florida 82, [11] Wis.-Milwaukee 60

March 24 (Friday) * Minneapolis, Minn. [CBS]
[3] Florida 57, [7] Georgetown 53

March 26 (Sunday) * Minneapolis, Minn. [CBS]
[3] Florida 75, [1] Villanova 62

WASHINGTON D.C. REGION

March 16 (Thursday) * Greensboro, Tenn. [CBS]
[2] Tennessee 63, [15] Winthrop 61

March 17 (Friday) * Philadelphia, Pa. [CBS]
[8] Kentucky 69, [9] UAB 64

March 18 (Saturday) * Greensboro, Tenn. [CBS]
[7] Wichita State 80, [2] Tennessee 73

March 19 (Sunday) * Philadelphia, Pa. [CBS]
[1] Connecticut 87, [8] Kentucky 83

NCAA FINAL FOUR

April 1 (Saturday) * Indianapolis, Ind. [CBS]
[3] Florida 73, [11] George Mason 58
[2] UCLA 59, [4] LSU 45

April 3 (Monday) * Indianapolis, Ind. [CBS]
[3] Florida 73, [2] UCLA 57


NIT RESULTS

March 15 (Wednesday) * First Round
at [3] South Carolina 74, [6] Western Kentucky 55 [CSS]
at [5] Notre Dame 79, [4] Vanderbilt 69 [ESPN]

March 21 (Tuesday) * Second Round
[3] South Carolina 69, [2] Florida State 68 (OT) [ESPN]

March 23 (Thursday) * Quarterfinals
[3] South Carolina 65, at [1] Cincinnati 62 [ESPNU]

NIT SEMIFINALS

March 28 (Tuesday) * New York, N.Y.
[3] South Carolina 78, [1] Louisville 63 [ESPN]

NIT FINALS

March 30 (Thursday) * New York, N.Y.
[3] South Carolina 76, [1] Michigan 64 [ESPN]


2006 SEC TOURNAMENT
March 9-12 * Gaylord Entertainment Center * Nashville, Tenn.

FIRST ROUND - March 9 (Thursday)
Game 1 [E5] So. Carolina 59, [W4] Miss. State 44 [JP]
Game 2 [E3] Kentucky 71, [W6] Ole Miss 57 [JP]
Game 3 [E4] Vanderbilt 76, [W5] Auburn 71 [JP]
Game 4 [W3] Arkansas 80, [E6] Georgia 67 [JP]

SECOND ROUND - March 10 (Friday)
Game 5 [E5] So. Carolina 79, [E1] Tennessee 71 [JP]
Game 6 [E3] Kentucky 68, [W2] Alabama 61 [JP]
Game 7 [W1] LSU 92, [E4] Vanderbilt 73 [JP]
Game 8 [E2] Florida 74, [W3] Arkansas 71 [JP]

SEMIFINALS - March 11 (Saturday)
Game 9 [E5] So. Carolina 65, [E3] Kentucky 61 [JP]
Game 10 [E2] Florida 81, [W1] LSU 65 [JP]

FINALS - March 12 (Sunday)
Game 11 [E2] Florida 49, [E5] So. Carolina 47 [CBS]


ATTENDANCE

Session 1 (Games 1 & 2)    15,454
Session 2 (Games 3 & 4)    13,926
Session 3 (Games 5 & 6)    19,547
Session 4 (Games 7 & 8)    17,777
Session 5 (Games 9 & 10)   19,206
Session 6 (Game 11)        11,302
TOTAL                     183,122
AVG. PER SESSION           16,202
AVG. PER GAME              16,647

  • The total attendance of 183,122 ranks as the 12th highest total attendance in SEC Tournament history.
  • The 11,302 championship game attendance ranks sixth lowest among title game attendances in SEC Tournament history.
  • Florida now joins Kentucky and Alabama as the only teams to have won back-to-back SEC tournaments. The last team to accomplish this feat was Kentucky, who won three in a row (1997-99).


RECORDS

Here a quick look back at the individual and team records set during the 2006 SEC Tournament that will move into the annuals of SEC Tournament history (The ranking is listed in parentheses):

Individual Single-Game Records:

  • 6 steals by Ronnie Brewer, Arkansas vs. Florida (T6th).
  • 6 steals by Taurean Green, Florida vs. LSU (T6th).

Team Single-Game Records:

  • 0 blocks by Vanderbilt vs. Auburn (t1st-fewest).


2006 SEC All-Tournament Team

Taurean Green, Florida (MVP)
Glen Davis, LSU
Tre' Kelley, South Carolina
Renaldo Balkman, South Carolina
Corey Brewer, Florida


2007 SEC TOURNAMENT
March 8-11 * Georgia Dome * Atlanta, Ga.

FIRST ROUND
March 8 (Thursday)
Game 1 Western #5 vs. Eastern #4 [JP] 1:00 ET
Game 2 Eastern #6 vs. Western #3 [JP] 3:15 ET
Game 3 Eastern #5 vs. Western #4 [JP] 7:30 ET
Game 4 Western #6 vs. Eastern #3 [JP] 9:45 ET

SECOND ROUND
March 9 (Friday)
Game 5 Game 1 Winner vs. Western #1 [JP] 1:00 ET
Game 6 Game 2 Winner vs. Eastern #2 [JP] 3:15 ET
Game 7 Game 3 Winner vs. Eastern #1 [JP] 7:30 ET
Game 8 Game 4 Winner vs. Western #2 [JP] 9:45 ET

SEMIFINALS
March 10 (Saturday)
Game 9 Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner [JP] 1:00 ET
Game 10 Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner [JP] 3:15 ET

FINALS
March 11 (Sunday)
Game 11 Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner [CBS] 1:00 ET

All Times EASTERN


Future SEC Tournament Dates & Sites

2008 March 13-16 Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga.
2009 March 12-15 St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Fla.
2010 March 11-14 Gaylord Entertainment Center, Nashville, Tenn.
2011 March 10-13 Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga.
2012 March 8-11 New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, La.


TEAM-BY-TEAM NOTES

ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE
Alabama made its fifth consecutive NCAA postseason in 2006, advancing to the second round of the Oakland Regional. Alabama, the 10 seed, opened its 2006 NCAA tournament with a cross country trip to San Diego where it defeated seven seed Marquette, 90-85, led by 31 points off the bench from Jean Felix. Jean Felix's game included making 8 of 11 3-point shots, tying the school single game record and setting a Cox Arena record and an NCAA 1st round record. In the second round Alabama drew two seed UCLA and took the Bruins to the wire before falling 62-59. Alabama finished the season 18-13 overall and 10-6 (2nd in the West) in the SEC. Two players co-hold the season's scoring leader mark, with sophomore point guard Ronald Steele and junior center Jermareo Davidson both averaging 14.3 points this season. Davidson finished just ahead of freshman Richard Hendrix as the team's rebounding leader, averaging 8.9 rebounds to Hendrix's 8.0. Alabama's Ronald Steele who made .892% (124 of 139) of his shots from the line in all games and .914% (74 of 81) in league play. Steele proved to be Alabama's iron man as well, averaging 38.4 minutes/game and 40.3 minutes/game in SEC games.

ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS
Arkansas finished its season 22-10 with its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2001 and with its most wins since the 1999 club went 23-11. Sophomore center Steven Hill had four blocked shots in the NCAA Tournament, finishing the season with 91 to set a new sophomore school record. The 91 rejections are the most for a Razorback since Oliver Miller had 112 in 1991. Charles Thomas averaged 5.5 points and 2.7 rebounds with a .413 field goal percentage as a freshman. As a sophomore this year, he was third on the team in scoring (9.7), second in rebounding (5.0) and fields with a .520 (103-198) field goal percentage. Head coach Stan Heath's four teams at Arkansas have gone from 9 wins in 2003 to 12 in 2004 to 18 in 2005 to 22 in 2006. Jonathon Modica finished his career 12th on UA's all-time scoring list (1,589), seventh in three-point goals made (153) and tied for 10th in free throws made (326). Eric Ferguson finished his career 27th in scoring (1,047), fourth in assists (379), sixth in three-point goals made (160) and 11th in steals (172). Ronnie Brewer is 16th in scoring (1,416), seventh in steals (216), 10th in assists (299) and tied for 10th in free throws made (326).

AUBURN TIGERS
Auburn senior Ronny LeMelle averaged 16.2 points over the Tigers' last nine games, scoring in double-figures in all nine games, a career-long streak. Auburn went 5-5 on the season in games decided by five points or less, including a 3-3 mark in SEC games. Auburn freshman Quantez Robertson finished second on Auburn's all-time freshman assist chart with 130, seven shy of Wes Flanigan's record. Robertson finished fourth in the SEC averaging 4.6 assists on the season and was seventh in the league with a 1.67-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio. He tied a career-high with 17 points vs. Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament and had three assists and zero turnovers in 39 minutes of play. Auburn freshman Korvotney Barber averaged 8.1 points and 5.6 points over Auburn's final eight games while shooting 56 percent (28-of-50) from the field. The Tigers finished the season playing with only seven players on its roster that began with Auburn on scholarship. Senior Ronny LeMelle, sophomores Frank Tolbert and Daniel Hayles and freshmen Rasheem Barrett, Quantez Robertson, Korvotney Barber and Joey Cameron are the seven. In culmination of its Centennial Season, Auburn announced its All-Century team.

FLORIDA GATORS
Florida capped a magical season with a 73-57 victory over UCLA at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis on Monday night to bring home the school's first NCAA Championship on the hardwood. The Gators (33-6) captured their final 11 games of the season, including a perfect 6-0 NCAA Tourney run, and snapped the Bruins' (32-7) winning streak at 12 games. Billy Donovan became the third person to play in a Final Four and then win an NCAA Championship as a coach. Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four, Joakim Noah totaled 16 points, nine rebounds and a title-game record six blocks for the Gators. Noah's six blocked shots matched an individual Final Four record. He finished with 29 for the tournament, breaking the Tourney record previously held by Arizona's Loren Woods. Lee Humphrey notched 15 points on 4-of-8 shooting from behind the three-point arc. Al Horford chipped in with 14 points, grabbed seven boards and dished three assists, while Corey Brewer added 11 points, six rebounds and four assists. Adrian Moss came off the bench, scoring nine points, grabbing six rebounds. Taurean Green led the Gators with eight assists and the Gators totaled a season-low six turnovers.

GEORGIA BULLDOGS
Arkansas continued its hot streak in the Southeastern Conference tournament with a 80-67 victory over Georgia on last Thursday night. Four days ago, Arkansas won 74-57 at Georgia, and the Razorbacks had little trouble beating the Bulldogs again. Georgia (15-15) has not had much luck in the SEC tournament recently. The Bulldogs lost in the first round last year and haven't advanced past the quarterfinals since 1997. Mike Mercer scored 16 points off the bench, Younes Idrissi added 14 and Channing Toney had 10 for Georgia. Georgia was ahead 16-15 after consecutive 3s by Mercer, but Arkansas responded with the 13-2 run. Georgia guard Mike Mercer was named to the eight-member Southeastern Conference All-Freshman team, as voted by the league's 12 coaches. In the 19 years of the SEC All-Freshman team, Georgia has had seven honorees. Mercer is the first since Levi Stukes was selected in 2004. Jumpin' Joe Ward, whose on-court acrobatics made him a favorite of Georgia Bulldog fans in the mid-1980s, was honored as part of the Chick-Fil-A SEC Basketball Legends program at the 2006 SEC Tournament last weekend.

KENTUCKY WILDCATS
The eagerly anticipated first meeting between Connecticut and Kentucky proved well worth the wait. Connecticut took control early, then survived a strong comeback bid by the Wildcats in an 87-83 victory Sunday that put the No. 1 seeded Huskies into the next round of the NCAA tournament. Patrick Sparks scored a career-high tying 28 points on 10-for-16 shooting for No. 8 seed Kentucky (22-13), which failed to reach the round of 16 for the third time in the last 12 seasons. Rajon Rondo led with 8 rebounds for Kentucky. The Wildcats are 3-8 against No. 1 seeds since the selection committee began using seeds in 1979. Kentucky and Connecticut have combined for nine NCAA titles, including three of the last eight, but the two elite teams never faced each other until Sunday. Kentucky lost despite 17-for-30 shooting in the second half, including 7-for-14 from 3-point range. Kentucky missed nine of its first 12 shots and had six turnovers in the first 11 minutes. The eighth-seeded Wildcats earned a small dose of revenge for two of their most torturous tourney losses of the past 25 years, getting a career-high 25 points from Bobby Perry to beat UAB 69-64 on Friday night. Rondo led with 10 rebounds for Kentucky versus the Blazers.

LSU TIGERS
The 2006 season marked LSU's first out right SEC title in 21 years and LSU's first trip back to the NCAA Final Four since 1986. The 2006 season marked the second time the Tigers have won an SEC title under John Brady. The Tigers won 27 games this season, the third most in a single season in LSU history. For the second time in the Brady era and the third time in school history, the Tigers defeated a sitting No. 1 team in the Associated Press poll, defeating Duke in the NCAA Atlanta Regional Semifinals. LSU had the SEC Player of the Year for the second straight year in Glen Davis and the SEC Freshman of the Year for the third straight year in Tyrus Thomas. John Brady was named the SEC Coach of the Year. The 14 conference wins was the most since 17 wins in 1981 in an 18-game conference schedule. For the second straight year, the Tigers were 8-0 at home in SEC play and will enter the 2006-07 season with a 17-game SEC home winning streak, the longest in the 35-year history of the PMAC. Davis was just the sixth player in the SEC since 1961 to lead the league in both scoring (18.6 ppg) and rebounding (9.7 rpg). Tyrus Thomas led the league in blocked shots at 3.09 a game. LSU's lone senior, Darrel Mitchell, was also a first-team all-sec selection.

OLE MISS REBELS
Ole Miss concluded the 2005-06 season with a 14-16 overall record, marking the fourth straight losing season for the Rebels after six consecutive winning campaigns. Rod Barnes' eight-year head coaching stint at Ole Miss ended with a 141-109 overall record. His .564 winning percentage is the highest by a Rebel coach since 1938, and the best of any Ole Miss mentor of seven-plus years. He finished second on the Rebel career list for coaching victories, four behind B.L. "Country" Graham's school record of 145. Dwayne Curtis topped the team in scoring (13.6), rebounding (7.6), steals (1.6), blocks (0.6) and field goal percentage (.568). Todd Abernethy was the only Rebel to start all 30 games and led the club in assists at 2.9 per game. He earned First Team Academic All-District and SEC Good Works Team honors. Despite a season average of 4.8 points, Jermey Parnell dropped in 12.0 ppg over the season's final three games and twice achieved his career-high of 14 points. The Rebels graduate only one player from this year's roster in Londrick Nolen, who posted 8.4 points and 4.5 rebounds as a senior this year.

MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS
The Bulldogs' school-record streaks of five consecutive postseason tournament appearances and four straight NCAA Tournament berths have both come to an end. MSU has now had an overall record of .500 or better for six consecutive years and for seven of the eight seasons. The Bulldogs posted an 11-5 home record this season, including four straight home wins - all by double digits - to close out the year, to mark the eighth consecutive season they have reached double figures for home wins. MSU is now 94-22 (.810) overall at Humphrey Coliseum under his direction since being hired in 1998. MSU will begin the 2006-07 campaign sporting a 15-game, non-conference road winning streak that dates back to the 2000-01 campaign. Having started three freshmen nine times this past year, the Bulldogs are expected to return 76 percent of their scoring, 74 percent of the team's rebounding and 79 percent of their assists for next season. Charles Rhodes, a second-team all-SEC selection, became MSU's first underclassman since Mario Austin (2001-02) to earn all-conference honors for the Bulldogs. Unanimous freshman all-SEC pick Jamont Gordon set a new freshman-season school record with 129 assists this year.

SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS
Tarence Kinsey scored 21 points and Tre' Kelley added 20 and seven assists to help South Carolina beat Michigan 76-64 on Thursday night in the NIT championship game. With four starters back from last year's squad, the Gamecocks began the season with hopes to graduate to an NCAA tournament berth. That didn't work out, though South Carolina (23-15) made a late run at an automatic NCAA bid before losing the Southeastern Conference title game 49-47 to Florida. Back in the NIT, the Gamecocks made the most of it. Kentucky was the only other team ever to play in consecutive championship games (1946-47). The SEC made it a tournament sweep with Florida wining the NCAA Championship. Renaldo Balkman added 10 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament for South Carolina. With the victory, Odom improved to 21-3 in the NIT and now has 100 wins with the Gamecocks. He also led Wake Forest to the title in 2000. The Gamecocks advanced to the championship with a 78-63 win over Louisville on Tuesday night. Balkman scored 23 points and Kinsey added 21 in that win.

TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS
The Vols dropped their second round NCAA Tournament game to Wichita State 73-80. Tennessee had advanced to the second round after defeating Winthrop 63-61 on a Chris Lofton jumper with four-tenths of a second left in the first round. The Vols were making their 14th NCAA Tournament appearance and first since the 2001 season. UT's No. 2 seed was the highest in school history. Tennessee concluded the season with a 22-8 record and a 12-4 mark in SEC action. In his first season at UT, Bruce Pearl's 22 wins are the most in school history by a first year coach. The 22 wins are tied for the second-most in school history. C.J. Watson finished his career at UT ranking second all-time with 577 career assists and 198 career steals. Chris Lofton broke school records for 3-pointers made (114), 3-pointers attempted (261) and 3-pointers per game (3.80 pg). His 114 3-pointers in 2005-06 are the second-most in SEC history. South Carolina's Jamel Bradley needed 37 games to set the conference record of 117 in 2001-02. Lofton's 261 3-point attempts in 2005-06 are sixth in SEC history and he shot 43.7 percent (114-of-261) from 3-point range, the third-best percentage in school history.

VANDERBILT COMMODORES
Vanderbilt's season ended with a 79-69 road loss at Notre Dame in first round action of the National Invitation Tournament on March 15. For the third consecutive postseason game junior swingman Derrick Byars led the Commodore (17-13) attack with 18 points to go along with six rebounds. Julian Terrell added 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting. Byars averaged 18.7 points, shooting 52.5 percent from the field (21-of-40) and 50.0 percent from 3-point range (12-of-24) in the postseason (three games). Shan Foster was named All-SEC by the league's coaches (first team) and the Associated Press (second team). Vanderbilt's top scorer, Foster averaged 15.9 points for the season and ranked among the SEC's top 3-point shooters in percentage (41.5 percent) and 3-pointers made per game (3.00). Terrell ends his Vanderbilt career as only the second Commodore in school history (Will Perdue) with more than 600 rebounds and 100 blocks. Sophomore DeMarre Carroll posted career-high numbers for points (10.8) and rebounds (6.4) for the season and started 16 games for the Commodores.


POSTSEASON NOTES

GATOR BAIT, Florida wins 2006 NCAA Title

The University of Florida men's basketball team capped a magical season with a 73-57 victory over UCLA at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis to bring home the school's first NCAA Championship on the hardwood. The Gators (33-6) captured their final 11 games of the season, including a perfect 6-0 NCAA Tourney run, and snapped the Bruins' (32-7) winning streak at 12 games.

Head coach Billy Donovan became the third person to play in a Final Four (for Providence in 1987; third-place finish) and then win an NCAA Championship as a coach. Bobby Knight and Dean Smith are the other coaches to win national titles after playing in a Final Four.

Chosen as the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four, sophomore Joakim Noah totaled 16 points, nine rebounds and a title-game record six blocks to key the victory for the Gators. Noah's six blocked shots matched an individual Final Four record set by Danny Manning of Kansas in 1988 and equaled by Marcus Camby of UMass in 1996. He finished with 29 for the tournament, breaking the Tourney record previously held by Arizona's Loren Woods.

This was the SEC's ninth national title, as Kentucky (seven) and Arkansas (one) have also emerged victorious.


2006 NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT

South Carolina made its second straight appearance and 10th overall. The Gamecocks won their second straight NIT Championship. They defeated Western Kentucky at home in the first round, won at Florida State in the second round, knocked off Cincinnati on the road in the quarterfinals. SC defeated Louisville in the NIT semifinals and Michigan in the Finals to become the first team to win back-to-back NIT titles since St. John's in 1943-44. South Carolina has an 21-8 record in NIT action.

Vanderbilt made its second consecutive appearance and 11th overall. Vanderbilt lost at Notre Dame in the First Round. The Commodores have a 18-10 record in NIT action.

SEC teams have combined for a 107-84 (.560) record in 82 appearances (for current membership, 112-90 (.554) in 88 appearances) in the NIT.


SIX TEAMS DANCING

The SEC tied with the Big Ten for second in number of bids for the 2006 NCAA Tournament. The league received six bids for the seventh time in the last eight years.

SEC Tournament Champion Florida makes its eighth straight NCAA Tournament appearance this year. SEC Champion LSU is making its second straight NCAA tourney. Kentucky is making its 15th straight NCAA tourney. Alabama is making their fifth straight appearances. Arkansas and Tennessee both rejoin the field for the first time since 2001.

To follow is a breakdown of conferences with more than one bid and their records, ranked by wins:

                  '06 Record   No. of Bids
SEC               13-5 (.722)      6
Big East          11-8 (.579)      8
Pac 10             8-4 (.667)      4
ACC                6-4 (.600)      4
Colonial           4-2 (.667)      2
Big 12             4-4 (.500)      4
Missouri Valley    4-4 (.500)      4
C-USA              3-2 (.600)      2
Big Ten            3-6 (.333)      6
Atlantic 10        1-2 (.333)      2


SECond to NONE

The SEC swept both the NIT and NCAA Tournaments in 2006 with Florida knocking off UCLA, 73-57, to earns its first NCAA championship and South Carolina defeating Michigan, 76-64, to earn their second straight NIT title.

The Southeastern Conference becomes the first conference since the Big East in 2003 to win both titles in a season. Only four conferences have won both the NIT and NCAA title, including the ACC (1992) and Big Ten (1979).

Ironically, Florida and South Carolina met for the 2006 SEC Tournament Championship with the Gators winning, 49-47.


FIRST ROUND SUCCESS

The SEC was 5-1 this year in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to extend its eight-year first-round record to 33-14.

In 1999, the SEC dispelled the first-round jinx that had loomed over the league in the 1997 and 1998 NCAA Tournaments as all six league teams earned opening round wins. The perfect 6-0 record set the standard as the SEC became the first conference to have six teams win their first-round games in the same season.


SEC AMONG FINAL FOUR LEADERS

In the last 14 NCAA Tournaments (1993-2006), the SEC's 11 Final Four appearances are the second most by any conference during that span.

With Florida and LSU returning to the Final Four in the 2006 season, the SEC has had a total of five different teams to make the national semifinals, behind only the Big Ten's seven over the 14-year span.

This year's Final Four showing gave the SEC its 20th and 21st all-time appearances (25th and 26th including five appearances by Arkansas prior to joining the SEC).

Atlantic Coast (13) - Duke, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Maryland
SEC (11) - Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi St.
Big Ten (10) - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Wisconsin
Big 12* (7) - Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas
Big East^ (6) - Connecticut, Syracuse, Louisville, Marquette
Pacific-10 (6) - Arizona, Stanford, UCLA
Atlantic-10 (1) - Massachusetts
Western Athletic (1) - Utah

*Including teams part of the Big 8
^Including teams part of C-USA before joining the Big East


SEC IN THE FINAL FOUR

Florida and LSU's berth in this year's Final Four ends a five-year drought for the Southeastern Conference. Florida's runner up finish in 2000 was the last appearance in the Final Four for an SEC team.

The last time the SEC had two teams in the Final Four was 1996 (Kentucky and Mississippi State). The SEC also had two teams in 1994 (Arkansas and Florida). Kentucky '96 and Arkansas '94 both won the national championship those years.

LSU returns to the Final Four for the fourth time in school history in 2006 and the first since 1986. Florida making its third appearance in school history.

With Florida's return to the Final Four 2000, the SEC was once again in the Final Four after a one-year-hiatus following a six-year streak of Final Four appearances and a five-year streak of having a team playing in the national championship game.

Prior to the 1993-98 stretch of Final Four appearances, the SEC had back-to-back entries only on two other occasions: Kentucky in 1948 and 1949; and Georgia in 1983 and Kentucky in 1984.


NCAA SUCCESS SINCE 1990

The decade of the 1990s began a successful ride for the SEC in the NCAA Tournament.

Since 1990, the SEC has emerged as the nation's toughest basketball conference from the top to the bottom. The league has produced four national championships (Arkansas in 1994, Kentucky in 1996 and 1998, Florida in 2006) and 11 Final Four appearances. Three times the SEC has had two teams in the Final Four in the same year (Arkansas and Florida in 1994, Kentucky and Mississippi State in 1996, Florida and LSU in 2006).

In a truly remarkable feat, the SEC held the title of "King and Queen of College Basketball" as the league won both men's and women's basketball NCAA titles in 1996 and 1998 when the Tennessee Lady Vols took home the women's crown as Kentucky captured the men's title. The SEC boasted six straight Final Four appearances (1993-98) with five straight appearances in the national championship game (1994-98).

Here's a quick glance inside the numbers for the SEC in the NCAA Tournament since 1990.

                      Actual          Current
                      Membership      Membership
Record:               130-82 (.613)   137-84 (.620)
Appearances:           86              88
Regional Semifinals:   33              35
Regional Finals:       17              18
Final Four:            11              12
NCAA Championships:     4               4


SEC VS. THE TOP 5 SEEDS

Since 1985, the SEC has held its own against the top five seeds in the NCAA Tournament compiling a 56-48 (.538) record over that stretch.

The SEC proved to be tough opponents for top five seeds in the 2006 tournament with league teams combining for a 4-3 record including wins over two No. 1 seeds (Duke and Villanova) and two No. 2 seeds (Texas and UCLA).

Seed      '85-99  '01  '02  '03  '04  '05  '06   TOT
vs. No. 1   7-15  0-0  0-1  0-0  1-0  0-1  2-1  10-18
vs. No. 2  12-8   0-1  0-0  1-0  0-2  0-0  2-2  15-13
vs. No. 3  10-4   0-0  0-0  0-2  1-0  0-0  0-0  11-6
vs. No. 4  10-8   0-0  0-0  0-0  0-0  0-0  0-0  10-8
vs. No. 5   8-1   0-0  0-0  1-0  1-0  0-2  0-0  10-3
Totals     47-36  0-1  0-1  2-2  3-2  0-3  4-3  56-48


SEC THIRD IN POSTSEASON BIDS

With 16 postseason bids for men's and women's basketball, the SEC once again was among the leaders in the nation in postseason appearances in the NCAA and NIT tournaments. The SEC has lead the nation seven times in the last 12 years. SEC men's teams and women's teams garnered eight bids each (Men's - 6 NCAA, 2 NIT; Women's - 6 NCAA, 2 WNIT).

Postseason Bid Leaders by Conference

Big East   21
ACC        19
SEC        16
Big Ten    16


OVERTIME SUCCESS IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT

With LSU's overtime win versus Texas in 2006, the SEC moved its NCAA Tournament overtime record to 18-10.

The win made it six out of the last seven in games going into the extra session in the NCAA Tournament over the last nine years.

The SEC's most overtime games in an NCAA Tournament is three, which occurred in 1995. League teams won all three of those overtime games that year as Alabama defeated Pennsylvania in its opening round game while Arkansas needed back-to-back overtime wins over Syracuse and Memphis en route to its national championship run.

Over the past 12 NCAA tournaments (1995-2006), league teams have totaled an 10-3 record in games going into overtime.


SPREADING THE WEALTH

Since the 1980-81 season, each of the 12 SEC schools has captured either an SEC divisional, overall or tournament title and 11 different schools have won or shared the SEC Championship since the league's inception in 1933.

The wealth was truly shared in 2003 as the Alabama and Georgia joined the ranks of SEC Divisional Champions. All 12 schools have won or shared a divisional title.

During the last 17 seasons, six schools captured their inaugural SEC title. Florida began the string by winning the school's first-ever basketball crown in 1989. Georgia followed in 1990. Arkansas won the 1992 title in its first season in the SEC and South Carolina earned the top spot in 1997.

SEC Titles Since 1980-81

               Divisional  Overall  Tournament
                 Titles    Titles     Titles
Alabama             2         2          5
Arkansas            4         2          1
Auburn              1         1          1
Florida             4         3          2
Georgia             1         1          1
Kentucky           11        11*        12*
LSU                 3         5          0
Ole Miss            3         0          1
Mississippi State   4         2          2
South Carolina      1         1          0
Tennessee           3         2          0
Vanderbilt          1         1          0

*1988 titles vacated


SEC SECOND IN NCAA TOURNEY WINS

With an 13-5 record in the 2006 NCAA Tournament, the SEC ranks second among all conferences in wins in the "Big Dance" since the 1994 season.

The Southeastern Conference has amassed 111 victories in the last 13 NCAA Tournaments.

Conference   NCAA Record (1994-Present)
ACC          113-55 (.673)
SEC          111-66 (.627)
Big East     106-62 (.631)
Big Ten      102-67 (.604)
Big 12*       86-67 (.562)
Pac-10        84-54 (.609)
*Combined records of teams of the former Big Eight and Southwest conferences before 1997


SETTING THE STAGE

History has shown that the SEC Tournament championship trophy has been a good luck charm of sorts as past tournament champions have enjoyed great success in the NCAA Tournament.

Well, that luck did not prove well for Arkansas in 2000 as the Razorbacks lost in the NCAA Tournament first round, a first for the SEC Tournament Champion since Alabama did the same in 1989.

Of the past 28 SEC Tournament Champions (1979-2006), 20 have advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Kentucky reached the 1999 NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional Finals for its fifth straight trip to the Elite Eight. That marked the fifth consecutive year that the SEC Tournament Champion had advanced to the Sweet 16.

Only three times since the renewal has the SEC Tournament champion failed to win at least one NCAA Tournament game (1981, 1989 and 2000) and five times the conference tournament champion was eliminated in the second round ('79, '94, '02, '04, '05).

Since 1979, SEC Tournament Champions have compiled 12 Elite Eight showings and seven Final Four appearances with Florida and Kentucky bringing home the national championship to the SEC in 2006 and 1998, respectively. The Kentucky Wildcats have four of the league's Final Four appearances in 1984, 1993, 1996 and 1998 while Georgia made it to the Final Four in 1983 as the SEC Tournament Champion and Mississippi State mirrored that feat in 1996. Florida joined that group in 2006.

      SEC Tourn.
Year  Champion           NCAA Tournament
1979  Tennessee          Second Round (1-1)
1980  LSU Regional       Finals (2-1)
1981  Ole Miss           First Round (0-1)
1982  Alabama            Regional Semifinals (1-1)
1983  Georgia            Final Four (3-1)
1984  Kentucky           Final Four (3-1)
1985  Auburn             Regional Semifinals (2-1)
1986  Kentucky           Regional Finals (3-1)
1987  Alabama            Regional Semifinals (2-1)
1988  Kentucky*          Regional Semifinals (2-1)
1989  Alabama            First Round (0-1)
1990  Alabama            Regional Semifinals (2-1)
1991  Alabama            Regional Semifinals (2-1)
1992  Kentucky           Regional Finals (3-1)
1993  Kentucky           Final Four (4-1)
1994  Kentucky           Second Round (1-1)
1995  Kentucky           Regional Finals (3-1)
1996  Mississippi State  Final Four (4-1)
1997  Kentucky           Final Four (5-1)
1998  Kentucky           Champion (6-0)
1999  Kentucky           Regional Finals (3-1)
2000  Arkansas           First Round (0-1)
2001  Kentucky           Regional Semifinals (2-1)
2002  Mississippi State  Second Round (1-1)
2003  Kentucky           Regional Finals (3-1)
2004  Kentucky           Second Round (1-1)
2005  Florida            Second Round (1-1)
2006  Florida            Champion (6-0)
*Title later vacated


HOW SWEET IT IS

The SEC record for most Sweet 16 appearances in an NCAA Tournament is four set in 1986 when Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky and LSU advanced past the first two rounds.

That year Alabama made its second of three straight Sweet 16s while Auburn and Kentucky advanced to the Elite Eight and LSU lost to eventual champion Louisville in the national semifinals.

This season, Florida and LSU advanced to the Sweet 16.

In 2004, Alabama and Vanderbilt became the 10th and 11th SEC teams since 1996 to advance to the Sweet 16. The SEC leads the nation with 11 of its 12 members reaching the Sweet 16 since 1996.

SEC        (91.7 pct, 11 of 12)
Big Ten    (81.8 pct, 9 of 11)
Big East   (75.0 pct, 12 of 16)
ACC        (75.0 pct, 9 of 12)
Pac 10     (70.0 pct, 7 of 10)
Big 12     (58.3 pct, 7 of 12)


SEC IN THE FINAL FOUR

Becoming just the third No. 5 seed in NCAA history to do so, Florida returned to the Final Four for the second time in school history in 2000 and gave the SEC its seventh Final Four appearance in a eight-year period. The SEC looks to end a four-year hiatus from the Final Four in the 2005 NCAA Tournament.

Florida made it back to the national semifinals in 2000 for the first time since the school's first ever-appearance in 1994, joining Iowa in 1980 and Mississippi State in 1996, as the only No. 5 seeds to make it to the final round of the NCAA Tournament. Florida's group of Final Four participants comprised up the highest total of seeds (22) in the Final Four with No. 1 seed Michigan State and No. 8 seeds North Carolina and Wisconsin.

With Florida's return to the Final Four 2000, the SEC was once again in the Final Four after a one-year-hiatus following a six-year streak of Final Four appearances and a five-year streak of having a team playing in the national championship game.

Prior to the 1993-98 stretch of Final Four appearances, the SEC had back-to-back entries only on two other occasions: Kentucky in 1948 and 1949; and Georgia in 1983 and Kentucky in 1984.

The SEC's six-year streak was the longest since the ACC sent teams eight straight years from 1988-95. However, the SEC sent four different teams to the Final Four over its streak while the ACC sent three teams during its streak.


2005 NCAA TOURNAMENT

The SEC closed out the season with five wins in the 2005 NCAA Tournament, sixth in the nation. The SEC did not have a team reach the Final Four for the fifth time in the last 13 years when Kentucky was eliminated in the Elite Eight.

2005 also marked the 16th straight year the SEC had at least one team advance to the Sweet 16 (Kentucky and Vanderbilt) and the 11th time in 13 years that the conference had a team advance to the Elite Eight.

A list of conferences and their records in the 2005 NCAA Tournament follows below, ranked by wins.

                 '05 Record   No. of Bids
Big Ten          12-5 (.706)      5
ACC              12-4 (.750)      5
Big East          7-6 (.538)      6
C-USA             6-4 (.600)      4
Big 12            6-6 (.500)      6
Pac 10            5-4 (.556)      4
SEC               5-5 (.500)      5
Mountain West     2-2 (.500)      2
Big West          1-2 (.333)      2
WAC               1-2 (.333)      2
West Coast        1-2 (.333)      2
Missouri Valley   1-3 (.250)      3


SEC TEAMS IN THE 2005 NIT

South Carolina defeated Miami, UNLV and Georgetown at home and Maryland in the NIT Semifinals before wining the 2005 NIT Championship game on a buzzer beater, 60-57, over Saint Joseph's. SC has a 16-8 record in NIT action. South Carolina was the first SEC team to win the NIT title since Vanderbilt in 1990.

Vanderbilt won at Indiana defeated Wichita State at home before falling at Memphis in the quarterfinals. The Commodores have a 18-9 record in NIT action. Vanderbilt captured the 1990 title with a 74-72 win over Saint Louis.


SEC NOTES

SEC IN THE POLLS

Three SEC teams were ranked in the final AP poll with Florida at No. 11, Tennessee at No. 18 and LSU at No. 19. In the final USA Today/ESPN poll, Florida is No. 1, LSU is No. 3 and Tennessee is No. 20.

Here's a week-by-week look at the SEC's ranked teams this season (Listed with AP first and USA Today/ESPN second)

        UA     AR     UF    UK      LS     UM     UT     SC     VU
Pre    15/14  rv/nr  rv/rv  9/10   rv/rv  nr/nr  nr/nr  nr/nr  nr/rv
11/14  15/--  rv/--  rv/--  8/--   rv/--  nr/--  nr/--  nr/--  nr/--
11/21  19/18  rv/rv  14/15  7/7    rv/rv  nr/nr  nr/nr  nr/nr  rv/rv
11/28  21/18  rv/nr  11/11  10/10  25/25  nr/nr  nr/nr  nr/nr  rv/rv
12/5   22/19  rv/nr  10/8   15/15  rv/rv  nr/nr  nr/nr  nr/nr  rv/rv
12/12  rv/rv  rv/nr   7/6   23/22  rv/rv  nr/nr  nr/nr  nr/nr  rv/rv
12/19  rv/nr  rv/nr   5/5   19/20  rv/rv  nr/nr  23/rv  nr/nr  rv/rv
12/26  rv/nr  rv/nr   5/5   18/19  nr/nr  nr/nr  rv/rv  nr/nr  rv/rv
1/2    nr/nr  rv/rv   5/5   19/21  nr/nr  nr/nr  rv/rv  nr/nr  rv/rv
1/9    nr/nr  nr/rv   2/2   rv/rv  nr/nr  nr/nr  rv/rv  nr/nr  rv/rv
1/16   rv/nr  nr/nr   2/2   rv/nr  rv/rv  rv/nr  rv/rv  nr/nr  rv/nr
1/23   nr/nr  nr/nr   5/4   rv/rv  rv/rv  nr/nr  19/20  nr/nr  rv/rv
1/30   nr/nr  nr/nr   8/7   rv/rv  24/rv  nr/nr  13/16  nr/nr  nr/nr
2/6    nr/nr  nr/nr   7/6   nr/rv  rv/rv  nr/nr  11/14  nr/nr  nr/nr
2/13   nr/rv  nr/nr  10/7   nr/rv  25/25  nr/nr  8/10   nr/nr  nr/nr
2/20   rv/rv  nr/nr  12/9   rv/nr  24/24  nr/nr  10/11  nr/nr  nr/nr
2/27   rv/rv  rv/rv  17/14  nr/rv  21/21  nr/nr  11/11  nr/nr  nr/nr
3/6    nr/rv  rv/rv  16/14  nr/nr  18/17  nr/nr  14/15  nr/nr  nr/nr
3/13   nr/rv  rv/rv  11/10  rv/nr  19/18  nr/nr  18/19  nr/nr  nr/nr
Final  --/rv  --/nr  --/1   --/rv  --/3   --/nr  --/20  --/rv  --/nr


SEC COACHING RECORDS

Below is a list of won-lost records of coaches across the league for their career and at their present schools.

Coach, School         Career    At School
Mark Gottfried, UA    229-120    161-96
Stan Heath, AR         93-63      61-57
Jeff Lebo, AU         141-97      26-34
Billy Donovan, UF     261-118    226-98
Dennis Felton, UG     139-103     39-49
Tubby Smith, UK       364-133    240-71
John Brady, LS        256-188    167-111
Rod Barnes, UM        140-110    140-110
Rick Stansbury, MS    165-89     165-89
Dave Odom, SC         377-243     99-69
Bruce Pearl, UT       339-92      22-8
Kevin Stallings, VU   245-159    122-96


SEC vs. NON-CONFERENCE OPPONENTS

Here's the SEC's non-conference record since the league expanded to 12 teams in 1991-92.

Year     Record
2005-06  133-42  (.760)
2004-05  120-46  (.723)
2003-04  120-31  (.795)
2002-03  114-39  (.745)
2001-02  133-41  (.764)
2000-01  131-38  (.775)
1999-00  132-43  (.754)
1998-99  121-42  (.742)
1997-98  125-35  (.781)
1996-97  107-50  (.682)
1995-96  119-39  (.753)
1994-95  103-41  (.715)
1993-94  102-47  (.685)
1992-93  102-43  (.703)
1991-92  123-58  (.680)


POLL WORTHY

The SEC is the only conference in the nation to have all of its teams ranked at least one week in the Associated Press top 25 (excluding preseason polls) since 1999-00. Simply stated, every SEC team has been a top-25 team nationally at one point in the last six-plus seasons.

A look at SEC teams in the AP top 25 show the league's diversity since the 2000 season. Every team has been in the top 25.

Alabama             2005-06
Arkansas            2000-01
Auburn              1999-00
Florida             2005-06
Georgia             2002-03
Kentucky            2005-06
LSU                 2005-06
Ole Miss            2000-01
Mississippi State   2004-05
South Carolina      2003-04
Tennessee           2005-06
Vanderbilt          2003-04

Here's a look at the other major basketball conferences and their teams who have not achieved an AP top 25 ranking over that span:

ACC: 9 of 12 Clemson, Florida State, Va. Tech
Big East: 14 of 16 Rutgers, South Florida
Big Ten: 9 of 11 Northwestern, Penn State
Big 12: 7 of 12 Baylor, Colorado, Kansas State, Nebraska, Texas A&M
Pac-10: 7 of 10 Arizona State, Oregon State, Washington State


EVERYBODY DANCE

Every team in the SEC has made at least one NCAA Tournament appearance in the last five editions of the "Big Dance," which shows the balance in the league over the past few seasons.

Here's a quick look at those appearances since the 2002 event.

Team                NCAA Appearances from 2002-2006
Alabama             2002, 03, 04, 05, 06
Arkansas            2006
Auburn              2003
Florida             2002, 03, 04, 05, 06
Georgia             2002
Kentucky            2002, 03, 04, 05, 06
LSU                 2003, 05, 06
Ole Miss            2002
Mississippi State   2002, 03, 04, 05
South Carolina      2004
Tennessee           2006
Vanderbilt          2004

Here's a look at the other major basketball conferences and their teams who have not been to the NCAA Tournament over that span:

ACC - 8 of 12 - Clemson, Florida State, Virginia, Virginia Tech
Big 12 - 9 of 12 - Baylor, Kansas State, Nebraska
Big East - 14 of 16 - Rutgers, South Florida
Big Ten - 8 of 11 - Michigan, Northwestern, Penn State
Pac-10 - 8 of 10 - Oregon State, Washington State


AT THE HALF (3/20)

SEC teams own a 177-40 (.816) record when leading at the half. Here's a look at how each team has fared when leading, tied or trailing at the half.

                   Leading  Tied  Trailing
Alabama             13-2     1-1     4-10
Arkansas            18-3     1-0     3-7
Auburn               7-4     0-0     5-12
Florida             25-2     2-1     6-3
Georgia             12-2     1-1     2-11
Kentucky            16-3     0-0     6-10
LSU                 21-5     2-1     4-3
Ole Miss            10-4     1-0     3-12
Mississippi State   10-1     0-1     5-13
South Carolina      19-7     0-2     4-6
Tennessee           16-3     0-0     6-5
Vanderbilt          10-4     0-0     6-9
TOTALS             177-40    8-7    54-101


CONTROLLING THE BOARDS

Southeastern Conference teams have a 152-56 (.731) record when outrebounding their opponents. Here's a look at how teams have fared when they won, lost or tied in their rebounding battle with their opponents.

                     Won    Tie   Lost
Alabama             16-8    1-1   1-4
Arkansas            12-1    2-0   8-9
Auburn               4-5    3-1   5-10
Florida             22-1    1-0  10-5
Georgia             10-3    0-0   5-11
Kentucky            15-6    1-0   7-7
LSU                 21-4    0-2   6-3
Ole Miss            10-7    2-0   2-9
Mississippi State   11-8    0-2   4-5
South Carolina      11-8    3-0   9-7
Tennessee           10-2    0-0  12-6
Vanderbilt          10-3    0-0   5-10
TOTALS             152-56  13-6  74-86


SHOOTING THE ROCK

Southeastern Conference teams have a 164-39 (.808) record when shooting 45 percent or better from the field. Here's a look at how each team has fared when they shoot above or below 45 percent.

                   Over 45%   Under 45%
Alabama             12-4         6-9
Arkansas            15-1         7-9
Auburn               5-2         6-13
Florida             26-4         7-2
Georgia             10-1         5-14
Kentucky            15-5         7-8
LSU                 14-4        12-5
Ole Miss            11-6         3-10
Mississippi State   10-4         5-11
South Carolina      18-4         5-11
Tennessee           16-1         6-7
Vanderbilt          12-3         5-10
TOTALS             164-39       74-107


70 IS THE MAGIC NUMBER

SEC teams own a 163-44 (.787) record when scoring 70 or more points in a game. When holding opponents to under 70 points in a game, SEC teams also have a 187-49 (.792) record. Here's a look at how each team has fared when scoring 70 or more and holding opponents to under 70 points.

             Off. (70 or more)   Def. (under 70)
Alabama            10-3              13-8
Arkansas           17-5              19-3
Auburn              6-2               9-5
Florida            29-4              27-1
Georgia            12-3              10-5
Kentucky           16-4              19-4
LSU                20-3              22-4
Ole Miss            8-3              11-5
Mississippi State   9-4              12-3
South Carolina     11-2              21-8
Tennessee          17-7              12-0
Vanderbilt         10-4              12-3
TOTALS            163-44            187-49


HOME SWEET HOME

Southeastern Conference teams had a 145-44 (.767) record at home last season. SEC teams have a 144-49 (.746) record at home this season. Here's a breakdown of SEC home records.

                 Home Record
Alabama             14-4
Arkansas            14-1
Auburn              11-5
Florida             16-2
Georgia              9-5
Kentucky            10-5
LSU                 14-2
Ole Miss            11-6
Mississippi State   11-5
South Carolina      10-6
Tennessee           13-2
Vanderbilt          10-6
TOTALS             144-49


FILLING THE SEATS

Home attendance numbers showed a increase in attendance at seven of 12 SEC arenas.

                     2006    2005   Difference
Alabama             10,503  10,958   -   455
Arkansas            14,958  15,788   -   830
Auburn               4,592   4,592  +/-    0
Florida             10,852  10,350   +   502
Georgia              7,115   6,192   +   923
Kentucky            22,763  22,520   +   243
LSU                  9,469   9,409   +    60
Ole Miss             3,835   4,229   -   394
Mississippi State    8,953   7,925   + 1,028
South Carolina       9,091  10,148   - 1,057
Tennessee           17,954  12,226   + 5,728
Vanderbilt          12,197  10,088   + 2,109
SEC                 10,923  10,400   +   523


SEC THIRD IN THE NATION IN NON-CONFERENCE WINS

The SEC is ranked third in the nation with 113 non-conference wins versus NCAA Division I opponents, entering the postseason.

Conference   Non-Conf. Record
Big East          148-43
ACC               118-30
SEC               113-36
Big Ten           105-26
Big 12            102-32
Atlantic 10        91-73
Conference USA     75-69
Pac-10             71-31


SEC RANKS 4TH IN OVERALL AND 3RD IN NON-CONF RPI

The SEC ranks fourth in the nation in Overall RPI and third in Non-Conference RPI, according to CollegeRPI.com, entering the postseason.

Conference    Overall RPI   Non-Conf. RPI
Big Ten           1st            1st
Big East          2nd            2nd
ACC               3rd            4th
SEC               4th            3rd
Big 12            5th            5th
Missouri Valley   6th            6th
Pac-10            7th            7th


SEC TEAMS IN RPI POLL AND SAGARIN RANKINGS

Below are the recent RPI rankings and Sagarin Rankings entering the postseason.

Team              RPI.com  Sagarin
Alabama              57       57
Arkansas             45       19
Auburn              116      110
Florida              15        8
Georgia             109       89
Kentucky             41       33
LSU                  13       12
Ole Miss            156      135
Mississippi State   113      106
South Carolina       62       46
Tennessee             6       13
Vanderbilt           72       55


SEC RANKS FOURTH IN SAGARIN RANKINGS

The SEC ranks fourth in the Sagarin rankings by central mean and by simple average, entering the postseason.

Conference     Central Mean   Simple Average
Big East           1st             2nd
Big Ten            2nd             3rd
ACC                3rd             1st
SEC                4th             4th
Big 12             5th             5th
Missouri Valley    6th             7th
Pac 10             7th             6th
Mountain West      8th             8th


SEC RANKS 3RD WITH SIX TEAMS IN RPI TOP 60

The Southeastern Conference ranks third with six teams ranked in the CollegeRPI.com's Top 60, entering the postseason.

Conference       # in Top 50
Big East           9 Teams
Big Ten            7 Teams
SEC                6 Teams
Missouri Valley    6 Teams
ACC                5 Teams
Big 12             5 Teams
Pac-10             4 Teams
C-USA              3 Teams
Colonial           3 Teams
Atlantic 10        2 Teams
Mountain West      2 Teams
WAC 2 Teams


SEC RANKS 2ND WITH EIGHT TEAMS IN SAGARIN TOP 60

The Southeastern Conference ranks second with eight teams ranked in the Sagarin Rating's Top 60, entering the postseason.

Conference       # in Top 60
Big East          11 Teams
SEC                8 Teams
Big Ten            7 Teams
ACC                7 Teams
Missouri Valley    6 Teams
Big 12             5 Teams
Pac-10             4 Teams
Atlantic 10        3 Teams


STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE

Below are the recent SOS rankings according to CollegeRPI.com entering the postseason.

Team                 SOS
Alabama               12
Arkansas              68
Auburn                20
Florida               66
Georgia               56
Kentucky              15
LSU                   13
Ole Miss              86
Mississippi State     53
South Carolina        11
Tennessee              6
Vanderbilt            38


DYNAMIC DUOS IN SEC PLAY

Arkansas' Ronnie Brewer and Jonathon Modica led the SEC in combined points per game among teammates in SEC play Below are a list of scoring duos averaging 30 or more combined points in conference play.

Top Duos                                     PPG
Ronnie Brewer & Jonathon Modica, Arkansas    36.6
Glen Davis & Darrel Mitchell, LSU            35.6
C.J. Watson & Chris Lofton, Tennessee        32.4
Jermareo Davidson & Ronald Steele, Alabama   31.5
Charles Rhodes & Jamont Gordon, Miss. St.    31.4
Joakim Noah & Taurean Green, Florida         30.4


SEC Teams at the House

TEAMS '06 '05 '04 '03 '02 '01 TOTALS
UK 4-4 8-0 7-1 8-0 6-2 8-0 41-07
UA 7-1 7-1 4-4 6-2 8-0 7-1 39-09
UF 6-2 7-1 5-3 7-1 6-2 6-2 37-11
MS 5-3 6-2 6-2 7-1 7-1 6-2 37-11
UT 6-2 4-4 7-1 5-3 5-3 5-3 32-16
LS 8-0 8-0 5-3 6-2 4-4 1-7 32-16
AR 7-1 5-3 4-4 3-5 5-3 7-1 31-17
UG 3-5 2-6 6-2 7-1 6-2 5-3 29-19
UM 3-5 3-5 5-3 2-6 8-0 7-1 28-20
AU 3-5 3-5 4-4 5-3 4-4 5-3 24-24
SC 3-5 6-2 5-3 4-4 3-5 3-5 24-24
VU 3-5 6-2 6-2 3-5 4-4 2-6 24-24
TOTALS 58-38 65-31 64-32 63-33 66-30 62-34 378-198

.604 .677 .667 .656 .688 .646 .656

On the Road in the SEC

TEAMS '06 '05 '04 '03 '02 '01 TOTALS
UK 5-3 6-2 6-2 8-0 4-4 4-4 33-15
UF 4-4 5-3 4-4 5-3 4-4 6-2 28-20
UA 3-5 5-3 4-4 1-7 4-4 1-7 18-30
LS 6-2 4-4 3-5 2-6 2-6 1-7 18-30
MS 0-8 3-5 8-0 2-6 3-5 1-7 17-31
UT 6-2 2-6 0-8 4-4 2-6 3-5 17-31
UG 2-6 0-8 1-7 4-4 4-4 4-4 15-33
SC 3-5 1-7 3-5 1-7 3-5 3-5 14-34
VU 4-4 2-6 2-6 0-8 2-6 2-6 12-36
AR 3-5 1-7 0-8 1-7 1-7 3-5 09-39
UM 1-7 1-7 0-8 2-6 1-7 4-4 09-39
AU 1-7 1-7 1-7 3-5 0-8 2-6 08-40
TOTALS 38-58 31-65 32-64 33-63 31-65 33-63 198-378

.396 .323 .333 .344 .323 .344 .344


SEC EAST vs. SEC WEST

Since the 1991-92 season, the Southeastern Conference has been separated into Eastern and Western Divisions in Men's Basketball. Below is a list of how the divisions have fared against each other over the years in regular season play.

2006   East 19, West 17
2005   East 19, West 17
2004   East 22, West 14
2003   East 26, West 10
2002   East 19, West 17
2001   East 21, West 15
2000   East 22, West 14
1999   West 19, East 17
1998   East 25, West 11
1997   East 26, West 10
1996   East 22, West 14
1995   West 20, East 16
1994   West 19, East 17
1993   East 23, West 13
1992   West 21, East 15


CLOSE CALLS

Winning conference games is not easy as evidenced by some tight games decided by the slimmest of margins.

Of the 96 conference played this season, 40 were decided by six points or less, including five in overtime. Meaning 41.7 percent of league games were won in the final minutes.


STREAKS IN SEC REGULAR SEASON PLAY

Four teams have current road win streaks of two or more in SEC play. Four SEC schools have home winning streaks of two or more in conference play. Arkansas, Florida and LSU have overall win streaks of two or more in SEC games.

Team             Overall   Home   Road
Alabama             L1      W7     L3
Arkansas            W5      W7     W2
Auburn              L2      L1     L1
Florida             W2      W1     W1
Georgia             L3      L1     L3
Kentucky            L1      L1     W1
LSU                 W6      W17    W3
Ole Miss            L5      L2     L7
Mississippi State   W1      W4     L8
South Carolina      W1      L3     W1
Tennessee           W1      L2     W2
Vanderbilt          L1      L3     W3


BIG 2-0!

Six SEC teams reached 20 or more wins on the season. Florida led the way with 33 wins followed by LSU with 27 wins. South Carolina follows with 23 victories. Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee are next in line with 22 wins each.


ROAD WARRIORS

With a 7-5 mark the final week of conference play, road teams' collective conference record finished at 38-58.

Breaking down the record shows the road teams have a 18-25 record in weekday conference games and a 20-33 record in weekend league games.

The breakdown was 15-30 in weekday night conference games and 15-36 in weekend conference tilts.


DYNAMIC DUOS

LSU's Glen Davis and Darrel Mitchell led the SEC in combined points per game among teammates in all games. Below are a list of scoring duos averaging 28 or more combined points in all games.

Top Duos                                     PPG
Glen Davis & Darrel Mitchell, LSU           35.4
Ronnie Brewer & Jonathon Modica, Arkansas   34.5
C.J. Watson & Chris Lofton, Tennessee       32.5
Ronald Steele & Jermareo Davidson, Alabama  28.6
Shan Foster & Derrick Byars, Vanderbilt     28.3
Tarence Kinsey & Tre' Kelley, S. Carolina   28.3


FRESHMEN PHENOMS

Below are the Top Five freshmen in the SEC in each of the major individual categories.

Points                         Rebounds
Jamont Gordon, MS      13.8    Tyrus Thomas, LS        9.2
Tyrus Thomas, LS       12.3    Richard Hendrix, UA     8.0
Tasmin Mitchell, LS    11.4    Jamont Gordon, MS       6.8
Rasheem Barrett, AU    11.1    Tasmin Mitchell, LS     5.6
Mike Mercer, UG        11.0    Korvotney Barber, AU    4.8

Assists                        Blocks
Quantez Robertson, AU  4.64    Tyrus Thomas, LS       3.09
Jamont Gordon, MS      4.30    Richard Hendrix, UA    1.55
Tasmin Mitchell, LS    2.78    Korvotney Barber, AU   1.54
Garrett Temple, LS     2.75    Rashaad Singleton, UG  1.48
Richard Delk, MS       2.00    Garrett Temple, LS     0.86

Steals                         FG Pct (2.00 made/game)
Mike Mercer, UG        1.71    Tyrus Thomas, LS       .608
Tasmin Mitchell, LS    1.47    Korvotney Barber, AU   .574
Quantez Robertson, AU  1.32    Richard Hendrix, UA    .557
Josh Dollard, AU       1.22    Alonzo Gee, UA         .484
Billy Humphrey, UG     1.14    Rasheem Barrett, AU    .464

3Pt-FG Pct (0.75 made/game)    FT Pct (1.00 made/game)
Reginald Delk, MS      .410    Billy Humphrey, UG     .760
Billy Humphrey, UG     .393    Rasheem Barrett, AU    .754
Rasheem Barrett, AU    .390    Tasmin Mitchell, LS    .741
Walter Hodge, UF       .378    Quantez Robertson, AU  .684
Quantez Robertson, AU  .364    Josh Dollard, AU       .683


DOUBLE-DOUBLES

LSU's Glen Davis led the SEC in double-doubles.

   19  Davis, Glen - LSU
   14  Thomas, Tyrus - LSU
   12  Davidson, Jermareo - Alabama
    9  Horford, Al - Florida
    7  Noah, Joakim - Florida
    7  Hendrix, Richard - Alabama
    7  Curtis, Dwayne - Ole Miss
    5  Wallace, Brandon - South Carolina
    5  Patterson, Andre - Tennessee
    5  Balkman, Renaldo - South Carolina
    4  Terrell, Julian - Vanderbilt
    4  Rhodes, Charles - Mississippi State
    4  Gordon, Jamont - Mississippi State
    4  Carroll, DeMarre - Vanderbilt
    3  Slater, Dietric - Mississippi State
    3  Rondo, Rajon - Kentucky
    3  Morgan, Wesley - Mississippi State
    3  Mitchell, Tasmin - LSU
    3  Bradshaw, Dane - Tennessee


DOUBLE-DOUBLES IN SEC PLAY (FINAL)

LSU's Glen Davis led the SEC in double-doubles in SEC play.

   10  Davis, Glen - LSU
    6  Davidson, Jermareo - Alabama
    5  Thomas, Tyrus - LSU
    5  Hendrix, Richard - Alabama
    5  Curtis, Dwayne - Ole Miss
    4  Horford, Al - Florida
    4  Carroll, DeMarre - Vanderbilt
    3  Slater, Dietric - Mississippi State
    3  Rhodes, Charles - Mississippi State
    3  Patterson, Andre - Tennessee
    3  Noah, Joakim - Florida


TRIPLE-DOUBLES

Florida's Corey Brewer posted the league's only triple-double on the season with 17 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds versus Jacksonville University on Sunday, December 18, 2005.


SEC WEEKLY AWARDS

Week 2           Taurean Green, Florida (Player)
Nov. 14-20       Tasmin Mitchell, LSU (Freshman)

Week 3           Darrel Mitchell, LSU (Player)
Nov. 21-27       Billy Humphrey, Georgia (Freshman)

Week 4           Derrick Byars, Vanderbilt (Player)
Nov. 28-Dec. 4   Jamont Gordon, Miss. State (Freshman)

Week 5           C.J. Watson, Tennessee (Player)
Dec. 5-11        Billy Humphrey, Georgia (Freshman)

Week 6           Rajon Rondo, Kentucky (Co-Player)
Dec. 12-18       Chris Lofton, Tennessee (Co-Player)
                 Alonzo Gee, Alabama (Freshman)

Week 7           Joakim Noah, Florida (Player)
Dec. 19-25       Jamont Gordon, Miss. State (Freshman)

Week 8           Joe Crawford, Kentucky (Player)
Dec. 26-Jan. 1   Rasheem Barrett, Auburn (Freshman)

Week 9           Dwayne Curtis, Ole Miss (Player)
Jan. 2-8         Tyrus Thomas, LSU (Freshman)

Week 10          Jermareo Davidson, Alabama (Player)
Jan. 9-15        Tyrus Thomas, LSU (Freshman)

Week 11          Chris Lofton, Tennessee (Player)
Jan. 16-22       Alonzo Gee, Alabama (Freshman)

Week 12          Darrel Mitchell, LSU (Player)
Jan. 23-29       Richard Hendrix, Alabama (Freshman)

Week 13          Jonathon Modica, Arkansas (Player)
Jan. 30-Feb. 5   Jamont Gordon, Mississippi State (Freshman)

Week 14          Chris Lofton, Tennessee (Player)
Feb. 6-12        Richard Hendrix, Alabama (Freshman)

Week 15          Glen Davis, LSU (Player)
Feb. 13-19       Tyrus Thomas, LSU (Freshman)

Week 16          Glen Davis, LSU (Player)
Feb. 20-26       Richard Hendrix, Alabama (Freshman)

Week 17          Joakim Noah, Florida (Player)
Feb. 27-Mar. 5   Jamont Gordon, Miss. State (Freshman)


SEC GOOD WORKS TEAM

Alabama's Evan Brock, a Roswell, Georgia native, helped raise money for the Hurricane Katrina victims on the Alabama & Mississippi Gulf Coasts by participating in the Coaches vs. Katrina basketball classic. Brock toured and met with Alba Middle School students whose lives and school were all affected by the hurricane's devastation in the Alba and Bayou La Batre area. He is a member of UA's Student Athlete Advisory Council which is heavily active with volunteering in the community with projects such as Beat Auburn/Beat Hunger food drive to re-stock the West Alabama Food Bank.

Arkansas' Dontell Jefferson, a Lithonia, Georgia native, has visited with residents at the Home Style Assisted Living retirement center. He participated in Big Brothers & Big Sisters functions where he posed for pictures and signed autographs. Dontell also visited patients at Children's Hospital in Little Rock and assisted with an Arkansas Athletes Outreach Christmas function at Locomotion where families were fed and toys were given to children.

Auburn's Ronny LeMelle, a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native, is a graduate student at Auburn University. He volunteers at the Auburn Boys & Girls Club and helped collect donations for the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund in the aftermath of the storm. LeMelle also ran a 2-mile race with the Auburn basketball team along with coach Jeff Lebo and his wife, Melissa, in the Fight Against Breast Cancer. He regularly visits local schools in the Auburn community.

Florida's Lee Humphrey, a Maryville, Tennessee native, spent Thanksgiving morning serving dinners and desserts to people at the St. Francis House, a local shelter in Gainesville. Has made numerous visits to the pediatrics ward at the local Shands Hospital. He speaks regularly and helps works camps in his native Maryville, Tenn., when home. Humphrey also traveled to China with a group of SEC All-Stars as part of Sports Reach in the summer of 2005.

Georgia's Steve Newman, a Orlando, Florida native, prepared relief packages and collected donations for Hurricane Katrina victims. He visited patients in the Pediatric ward at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens and served as a mentor and tutor at Fourth Street Elementary School in Athens. Newman also participated in reading activities at other Athens-Clarke County Schools and spoke to Oconee County Middle School students about staying drug-free.

Kentucky's Bobby Perry, a Durham, North Carolina native, is actively involved in community service at Kentucky, regularly visiting the UK Children's Hospital and Veterans Hospital. This year he participated in a Memory Walk for Alzheimer's and worked on a food drive to benefit God's Pantry in Lexington. In his career he also has visited schools in the area on a regular basis. Perry spent his summer in 2004 overseas, playing with the Sports Reach SEC team in Asia.

LSU's Darnell Lazare , a Baton Rouge, Louisiana native, was involved in the team's annual visit to children's ward at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge. Lazare was part of the athletic department's "Adopt-a-Family" program for Christmas as each team presented toys and gifts for a family in need. He also serves as the men's basketball representative on the LSU Student-Athlete Advisory Council which is part of the Shaquille O'Neal CHAMPS Life Skills program. They also have the Halloween Boozar in which the teams offer Halloween entertainment in a safe environment to boys and girls throughout Baton Rouge.

Ole Miss' Todd Abernethy, a Carmel, Indiana native, participates in the "Reading with the Rebels" program for elementary school students. He visited the Alpha House, a homeless youth shelter in Tupelo and took part in a canned food drive for underprivileged during the holidays. Abernethy has song Christmas Carols at a nursing home, sponsored children whose parents are in prison and helped out at "Kid's Church", an inner city mission in Indianapolis. He also participated in a Church mission trip to Bermuda.

Mississippi State's Wesley Morgan, a Gallatin, Tennessee native, volunteered time the past two years working with MSU's Project Impact, serving preschool children with disabilities. He volunteered time local school systems' PAC (Positive Action Classroom) program helping young children with behavioral problems. He volunteered time this past summer at Camp Rising Sun, which caters to children ages 6-14 who are being treated for cancer. Assisted in MSU's annual reading program - Bully's Book Blitz.

South Carolina's Renaldo Balkman, a Tampa, Florida native, is a three-year volunteer for Camp Kemo, a summer camp for children with Pediatric Cancer, in association with Children's Chance and Palmetto Health Children's Hospital. He also volunteered for Habitat for Humanity of South Carolina continues to assist the Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands.

Tennessee's Stanley Asumnu, a Houston, Texas native, has participated for three years in the annual National Student Athlete Day community service event, known as April Play Day. April Play Day brings 400 Boys and Girls Club members to campus for a day of fun and games. Stanley and teammates helped deliver turkeys to Second Harvest Food Bank as part of the "Blocks for Turkeys" program. He spoke at a youth probationary boot camp about team work and assisted the Oak Ridge Lab with their United Way Lick-Off event.

Vanderbilt's Ted Skuchas, an Audubon, Pennsylvania native, visits Nashville area elementary schools to stress the importance of a good education. He takes part in the Vanderbilt Student-Athlete Christmas Party where Vanderbilt student-athletes purchase gifts for Nashville's youth. Skuchas participates in Vanderbilt Field Day where Vanderbilt student-athletes play sports with disadvantaged youth. He also participates in "Kids Zone" where children spend the afternoon with Vanderbilt student-athletes at Commodore football games.


NON-CONFERENCE RECORD
133-42 (.760) * Final

America East            1-0  1.000
Atlantic 10             5-2   .714
Atlantic Coast          7-5   .583
Atlantic Sun            6-0  1.000
Big 12                  6-4   .600
Big East               11-10  .524
Big Sky                 1-0  1.000
Big South               9-0  1.000
Big Ten                 1-3   .250
Big West                0-0   .000
Colonial                5-1   .833
Conference USA          7-4   .636
Horizon League          2-1   .667
Ivy Group               0-0   .000
Metro Atlantic          3-0  1.000
Mid-American            3-1   .750
Mid-Continent           4-0  1.000
Mid-Eastern             7-0  1.000
Missouri Valley         1-2   .333
Mountain West           0-2   .000
Northeast               1-0  1.000
Ohio Valley             6-0  1.000
Pac 10                  2-3   .400
Southern                9-0  1.000
Southland               8-2   .800
Southwestern Athletic   7-0  1.000
Sun Belt               12-0  1.000
Patriot                 1-1   .500
West Coast              1-0  1.000
Western Athletic        1-1   .500
Independents            4-0  1.000
Non-Division I          2-0  1.000


NATIONAL POLLS

Associated Press (Final 2006)

Rank Team Record Pts. Prv.
1. Duke (59) 30-3 1,783 3
2. Connecticut (11) 27-3 1,709 1
3. Villanova (1) 25-4 1,626 2
4. Memphis 30-3 1,610 5
5. Gonzaga (1) 27-3 1,509 4
6. Ohio St. 25-5 1,347 7
7. Boston College 26-7 1,243 11
7. UCLA 27-6 1,243 13
9. Texas 27-6 1,215 8
10. North Carolina 22-7 1,060 10
11. Florida 27-6 1,006 16
12. Kansas 25-7 1,001 17
13. Illinois 25-6 907 9
14. George Washington 26-2 890 6
15. Iowa 25-8 825 20
16. Pittsburgh 24-7 816 15
17. Washington 24-6 623 12
18. Tennessee 21-7 572 14
19. LSU 23-8 533 18
20. Nevada 27-5 413 21
21. Syracuse 23-11 377 ---
22. West Virginia 20-10 312 19
23. Georgetown 21-9 177 23
24. Oklahoma 20-8 131 22
25. UAB 24-6 130 24

Other SEC teams receiving votes: Arkansas 46, Kentucky 5.


USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll (Final 2006)

Rank Team Record Pts. Prv.
1. Florida 33-6 775 10
2. UCLA 32-7 739 8
3. LSU 27-9 666 18
4. Connecticut 30-4 658 2
5. Villanova 28-5 620 4
6. Memphis 33-4 607 3
7. Duke 32-4 585 1
8. George Mason 27-8 564 ---
9. Texas 30-7 542 9
10. Gonzaga 29-4 503 5
11. Boston College 28-8 463 7
12. Washington 26-7 403 17
13. Ohio State 26-6 354 6
14. North Carolina 23-8 312 12
15. West Virginia 22-11 300 23
16. Georgetown 23-10 296 24
17. Illinois 26-7 261 14
18. Pittsburgh 25-8 247 16
19. George Wash. 27-3 221 11
20. Tennessee 22-8 198 19
21. Wichita State 26-9 169 ---
22. Kansas 25-8 155 13
23. Iowa 25-9 109 15
24. Bradley 22-11 106 ---
25. Bucknell 27-5 51 ---

Other SEC teams receiving votes: Alabama (18-13) 13; Kentucky (22-13) 10; South Carolina (23-15) 4.


SEC VS. RANKED OPPONENTS
Final 2006

                 Associated Press   USA Today/ESPN
Team              Top 25  Top 10    Top 25  Top 10
Alabama             3-4     1-1       2-4     2-1
Arkansas            2-3     2-1       2-3     1-1
Auburn              0-4     0-2       0-4     0-2
Florida             6-1     2-1       6-1     2-0
Georgia             0-4     0-1       0-4     0-1
Kentucky            4-7     1-2       4-7     1-2
LSU                 3-5     2-3       3-5     2-3
Ole Miss            0-4     0-2       0-4     0-2
Mississippi State   0-3     0-1       0-3     0-1
South Carolina      3-3     2-0       3-3     2-0
Tennessee           3-1     2-1       3-1     3-1
Vanderbilt          0-6     0-2       0-6     0-2
vs. Non-SEC Teams  12-14    6-6      12-14    6-6


2006 SEC POSTSEASON HONORS

COACHES AWARDS
(#-Unanimous Selection; Ties are not broken)

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. CL. Hometown
FIRST TEAM ALL-SEC
Jermareo Davidson, Alabama F 6-10 220 Jr. Atlanta, Ga.
Ronald Steele, Alabama# G 6-3 185 So. Birmingham, Ala.
Ronnie Brewer, Arkansas# G 6-7 217 Jr. Fayetteville, Ark.
Joakim Noah, Florida F/C 6-11 227 So. New York, N.Y.
Glen Davis, LSU# F 6-9 310 So. Baton Rouge, La.
Darrel Mitchell, LSU G 5-11 178 Sr. St. Martinville, La.
Chris Lofton, Tennessee# G 6-2 197 So. Maysville, Ky.
Shan Foster, Vanderbilt G/F 6-6 190 So. Kenner, La.
SECOND TEAM ALL-SEC
Jonathon Modica, Arkansas G/F 6-5 208 Sr. Smackover, Ark.
Taurean Green, Florida G 6-0 177 So. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Al Horford, Florida F 6-8 235 So. Puerto Plata, Dom. Republic
Rajon Rondo, Kentucky G 6-1 155 So. Louisville, Ky.
Tyrus Thomas, LSU F 6-9 215 Fr. Baton Rouge, La.
Charles Rhodes, Mississippi State F 6-8 240 So. Jackson, Miss.
Tarence Kinsey, South Carolina G 6-6 190 Sr. Tampa, Fla.
C.J. Watson, Tennessee G 6-2 176 Sr. Las Vegas, Nev.
SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Alonzo Gee, Alabama F 6-6 215
Palm Beach, Fla.
Richard Hendrix, Alabama# F 6-8 265
Athens, Ala.
Quantez Robertson, Auburn G 6-3 190
Cincinnati, Ohio
Rasheem Barrett, Auburn G 6-5 220
Atlanta, Ga.
Mike Mercer, Georgia G 6-4 185
Snellville, Ga.
Tasmin Mitchell, LSU# F 6-7 230
Denham Springs, La.
Tyrus Thomas, LSU# F 6-9 215
Baton Rouge, La.
Jamont Gordon, Mississippi State# G/F 6-4 225
Nashville, Tenn.
SEC COACH OF THE YEAR
John Brady, LSU
SEC PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Glen Davis, LSU
SEC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Lee Humphrey, Florida
SEC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Tyrus Thomas, LSU
SEC SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR
Eric Ferguson, Arkansas
Co-SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Corey Brewer, Florida and Tyrus Thomas, LSU


ASSOCIATED PRESS AWARDS
(#-Unanimous Selection; Ties are not broken)

Name School Pos. Ht. Cl.
First Team
u-Glenn Davis LSU F 6-9 So.
Ronnie Brewer Arkansas G 6-7 Jr.
Joakim Noah Florida F-C 6-11 So.
Ronald Steele Alabama G 6-3 So.
Chris Lofton Tennessee G 6-2 So.
Second Team
Darrel Mitchell LSU G 5-11 Sr.
Jermareo Davidson Alabama F 6-10 Jr.
Tyrus Thomas LSU F 6-9 Fr.
Taurean Green Florida G 6-0 So.
Shan Foster Vanderbilt G-F 6-6 So.
C.J. Watson Tennessee G 6-2 Sr.
Charles Rhodes Mississippi St. F 6-8 So.

Honorable Mention: Corey Brewer, Florida, G-F, 6-8, So.; Dwayne Curtis, Mississippi, C, 6-8, So.; Al Horford, Florida, F, 6-8, So.; Tarence Kinsey, South Carolina, G, 6-6, Sr.; Jonathon Modica, Arkansas, G, 6-5, Sr.; Randolph Morris, Kentucky, C, 6-10, So.; Rajon Rondo, Kentucky, G, 6-1, So.


Player of the Year - Glenn Davis, LSU
Coach of the Year - Bruce Pearl, Tennessee
Newcomer of the Year - Tyrus Thomas, LSU


NATIONAL POSTSEASON HONORS
SEC Only

CONSENSUS ALL-AMERICA
Others Receiving Votes
Glen Davis, LSU
Chris Lofton, Tennessee


ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-AMERICA

Third Team
Glen Davis, LSU

Honorable Mention
Ronnie Brewer, Arkansas
Chris Lofton, Tennessee
Joakim Noah, Florida
Ronald Steele, Alabama


BASKETBALL TIMES ALL-AMERICA

Coach of the Year
Bruce Pearl, Tennessee

Second Team
Glen Davis, LSU

Third Team
Ronnie Brewer, Arkansas
Joakim Noah, Florida


CBSSPORTSLINE ALL-AMERICA

Coach of the Year
Bruce Pearl, Tennessee

Second Team
Glen Davis, LSU


COLLEGEHOOPS.NET ALL-AMERICA

Second Team
Glen Davis, LSU

Fourth Team
Joakim Noah

Honorable Mention
Ronnie Brewer, Arkansas


COLLEGEINSIDER.COM ALL-AMERICA

Glen Davis, LSU


JIM PHELAN COACH OF THE YEAR

Finalist
Mark Gottfried, Alabama
John Brady, LSU
Bruce Pearl, Tennessee


NABC ALL-AMERICA

Third Team
Chris Lofton, Tennessee


NAISMITH COACH OF THE YEAR

Finalist
Bruce Pearl, Tennessee


RIVALS.COM ALL-AMERICAN

Second Team
Glen Davis, LSU

Third Team
Chris Lofton, Tennessee


SCOUT.COM ALL-AMERICAN

Second Team
Chris Lofton, Tennessee

Third Team
Ronald Steele, Alabama
Glen Davis, LSU


SPORTING NEWS ALL-AMERICA

Coach of the Year
Bruce Pearl, Tennessee

Second Team
Glen Davis, LSU
Chris Lofton, Tennessee


WOODEN ALL-AMERICA TEAM

Glen Davis, LSU

Finalist
Ronnie Brewer, Arkansas
Chris Lofton, Tennessee


ESPN THE MAGAZINE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA

Second Team
Lee Humphrey, Florida


NCAA ALL-FINAL FOUR

Joakim Noah, Florida (MOP)
Corey Brewer, Florida
Taurean Green, Florida
Lee Humphrey, Florida


NCAA ALL-REGION ATLANTA

Tyrus Thomas, LSU (MOP)
Glen Davis, LSU


NCAA ALL-REGION MINNEAPOLIS

Joakim Noah, Florida (MOP)
Taurean Green, Florida
Al Horford, Florida


NIT ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Renaldo Balkman, S.Carolina (MOP)
Tarence Kinsey, South Carolina
Tre' Kelley, South Carolina


CELLULAR SOUTH HOWELL TROPHY

Finalist
Charles Rhodes, Mississippi State


CHIP HILTON AWARD

Finalist
C.J. Watson, Tennessee


COLLEGEINSIDER.COM

DEFENSIVE ALL-AMERICAN
Ronnie Brewer, Arkansas


SI.COM ALL-GLUE TEAM

Dane Bradshaw, Tennessee


NAISMITH MEMORIAL HALL OF FAME

Charles Barkley, Auburn
Dominique Wilkins, Georgia


BASKETBALL TIMES

ALL-FRESHMAN First Team
Tyrus Thomas, LSU

Second Team
Richard Hendrix, Alabama


CBSSPORTSLINE ALL-FRESHMAN

Tyrus Thomas, LSU
Jamont Gordon, Mississippi State


COLLEGEHOOPS.NET

ALL-ROOKIE First Team
Tyrus Thomas, LSU

Third Team
Tasmin Mitchell, LSU


COLLEGEINSIDER.COM

FRESHMEN ALL-AMERICAN
Tasmin Mitchell, LSU
Tyrus Thomas, LSU
Jamont Gordon, Mississippi State


RIVALS.COM FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN

First Team
Tyrus Thomas, LSU
Jamont Gordon, Mississippi State

Second Team
Richard Hendrix, Alabama
Tasmin Mitchell, LSU


SPORTING NEWS

ALL-FRESHMAN
Tyrus Thomas, LSU


BASKETBALL TIMES

ALL-SOUTH
Jermareo Davidson, Alabama
Chris Lofton, Tennessee
Darrel Mitchell, LSU


NABC ALL-DISTRICT TEAMS

District 6
First Team
Taurean Green, Florida
Jermareo Davidson, Alabama

Second Team
Corey Brewer, Florida
Ronald Steele, Alabama
Joakim Noah, Florida
Dwayne Curtis, Ole Miss
Al Horford, Florida

District 7
First Team
Chris Lofton, Tennessee
Rajon Rondo, Kentucky

Second Team
Shan Foster, Vanderbilt
C.J. Watson, Tennessee

District 8
First Team
Glen Davis, LSU
Darrel Mitchell, LSU

Second Team
Tyrus Thomas, LSU

District 9
First Team
Ronnie Brewer, Arkansas


USBWA ALL-DISTRICT TEAMS

District IV
Player of the Year
Chris Lofton, Tennessee

All-District Team
Joakim Noah, Florida
Ronald Steele, Alabama
C.J. Watson, Tennessee
Taurean Green, Florida
Rajon Rondo, Kentucky
Shan Foster, Vanderbilt
Jermareo Davidson, Alabama

Coach of the Year
Bruce Pearl, Tennessee

District VII
All-District Team
Ronnie Brewer, Arkansas
Glen Davis, LSU
Darrell Mitchell, LSU

Coach of the Year
John Brady, LSU