SEC basketball may not be able to equal the unstoppable juggernaut of the conference’s football side—after all, what can?—but the league is pretty impressive on the hardwood, too. Top-ranked Kentucky is a favorite for another national title, and there’s plenty of talent beyond the traditional front-runners in Lexington and Gainesville.
One of the conference's up-and-coming programs is the LSU Tigers. As coach Johnny Jones enters his second season at his alma mater, he’s already brought in a nationally ranked recruiting class to supplement Johnny O’Bryant and a hard-working group of returnees.
Read on for more on LSU’s prospects for 2013-14, along with previews of every team in the SEC. You’ll also find projections for some of the league’s award winners (including Player of the Year) and a pick for who will be crowned conference tournament champion.