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Around the SEC: Match Day 3

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Auburn: good. Tennessee: not so much.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 11 Texas A&M at Vanderbilt Photo by Matthew Maxey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

We take a look around the SEC, where three teams are atop the standings at 3-0 with varying degrees of impressiveness.

Kentucky 76, Alabama 67: The panic setting in around Lexington after two losses in Las Vegas has mostly subsided after four straight wins, but let’s not ignore that Kentucky beat a not great Alabama team by nine while shooting 9-of-15 from three. I still think Kentucky is not impressive, but they’re 3-0 in the SEC.

Auburn 82, Georgia 60: The most frustrating part about Aaron Nesmith’s injury is that Vanderbilt looked like it might be about to turn a corner the other night, and then Auburn went and did... this. Auburn is still unbeaten and looks like the best team in the SEC.

Tennessee 56, South Carolina 55: Gross.

Arkansas 76, Ole Miss 72: This was a day of scorers going off: Isaiah Joe had 34 points for Arkansas, and Breein Tyree had 27 for Ole Miss. Arkansas erased a nine-point second half deficit and improved to 13-2, 2-1 in the SEC.

LSU 60, Mississippi State 59: LSU went 2-0 last week (and is now 3-0 in the SEC), but won two home games by a total of three points. So, last year’s close games voodoo continues.

Missouri 91, Florida 75: This was a surprise, but can be summed up as Mizzou hit basically everything. Meanwhile, Florida continues to make preseason poll voters look like morons.