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2017 Schedule
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Best of SEC Men's Basketball Media Day (2:39)
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Watch: SEC media day coverage

Kentucky's John Calipari, Auburn's Bruce Pearl and Mississippi State's Ben Howland are among the big name coaches at SEC media day. Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN

Bulldogs upgrade roster with key newcomers (3:23)

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Howland said Kentucky elevates the entire league because "you know they'll have the No. 1 recruiting class" every year and elevate the RPI of its opponents in the league. He also said their recruiting formula has helped others. "Duke has basically copied [Calipari's] recruiting style and it's worked for them."

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Mississippi State coach Ben Howland said he will likely start two or three freshmen. He said he has never coached this young a team.

Examining the future of SEC men's basketball (5:58)
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Bulldogs will struggle with youth

Ben Howland has talent coming to Starkville, but it will take time to develop. Add to that some defections and the Bulldogs are light on experience for 2016-17. The best bet is on the future. Least experienced teams (Insider)

Looking ahead: SEC men's basketball preview (3:19)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 guard Nick Weatherspoon (No. 34) has committed to Mississippi State. Huge pickup.

DJ Farnham drops some SEC beats (5:41)
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The top five newcomers in the SEC

It's no surprise Kentucky's Bam Adebayo and De'Aaron Fox are among the top newcomers in the SEC for the upcoming season, meaning the Wildcats should experience no letdown.

Mississippi State takes over SEC Network

The 24-hour Mississippi State marathon begins at midnight ET on SEC Network. Among the great Bulldogs games being replayed on Wednesday are Dak Prescott's final game and last season's buzzer-beating basketball win over Vanderbilt. Full schedule

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SEC stability: Is Kentucky John Calipari's last job?

The NBA will keep calling John Calipari. But will he ever answer? Don't count on it. He's a fixture in Lexington. Our stability rankings look at who else is solid in the SEC and who isn't so set.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

CBB Charleston Classic (Nov. 17, 18, 20) bracket according to coaches: Villanova-Western Michigan and UTEP-Wake Forest on one side and Boise State-College of Charleston and Mississippi State-Central Florida in the other. All major brackets now done but Maui Invitational on July 19.

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Ben Howland: I'm Excited About Our Youth

Mississippi coach Ben Howland talks to Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg about Malik Newman's decision to leave the program, making the Bulldogs competitive in the SEC and more.

Tournament History

Final Fours1
Tournament Record11-10
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances10