Wildcats Picked to Win SEC; Prince Predicted to Repeat as Player of the Year
Nov. 2, 2001
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Kentucky Wildcats are predicted to repeat as Southeastern Conference Basketball Champions, according to a pre-season vote of media attending Tipoff 2002, the SEC Basketball Media Day, held at the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel.
In the men's voting, Kentucky took 20 of 23 votes while Florida received the remaining three tallies. Last season, Florida and Kentucky were SEC co-champions. The Wildcats were an overwhelming favorite as well to win the Eastern Division while Alabama took 15 votes and was predicted to win the Western Division.
UK senior forward Tayshaun Prince was the choice for the league's Player of the Year, garnering 17 votes. Joining Prince on the All-SEC team were Kentucky junior guard Keith Bogans, junior guard Brett Nelson and senior center Udonis Haslem of Florida and Alabama junior guard/forward Rod Grizzard.
A rundown of the SEC Basketball Media Day voting is below:
Tipoff 2002 - SEC Basketball Media Day Media Voting
WESTERN DIVISION 1. Alabama (15) 33 2. Arkansas (5) 60 3. Ole Miss (2) 66 4. Auburn (1) 78 5. LSU 121 6. Miss. State 125