today’s later sec games
Vanderbilt vs. Alabama
n When: 6:30 p.m., in Tampa, Fla.
n Records: Vanderbilt 19-11, 8-8 in SEC; Alabama 17-13, 7-9.
n Series: Alabama leads 64-62.
n 2009 meeting: Vanderbilt, 79-74.
n Winner will face: Tennessee (19-11, 10-6) at 6:30 p.m. Friday
n Notes: Vanderbilt is on a three-game winning streak. … Commodores coach Kevin Stallings is 7-5 against Alabama and 1-1 in SEC Tournament play. … Alabama has won six SEC tournaments, second on the all-time list to Kentucky, which leads with 25.
Florida vs. Arkansas
n When: 8:45 p.m., in Tampa, Fla.
n Records: Florida 22-9, 9-7; Arkansas 14-15, 2-14.
n Series: Florida leads 11-10.
n 2009 meeting: Florida, 80-65.
n Winner will face: Auburn (21-10, 10-6) at 8:45 p.m. Friday
n Notes: This is the fourth meeting between Billy Donovan and former assistant John Pelphrey, with Donovan holding a 2-1 advantage. … Florida guard Nick Calathes has topped 15 points in 23 of 31 games this season. … Arkansas G Courtney Fortson averages 15.0 points and is second in the SEC (behind Calathes) in assists at 6.0 per contest. … Arkansas has advanced to the SEC Tournament final in each of the past two seasons.
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