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UK basketball picked to win Southeastern Conference

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) Selected members of the media have chosen the Kentucky Wildcats to win the 2013 SEC men's basketball championship. The Cats picking up 17 first-place votes of the 24 cast.

Florida finished second with five first-place votes while Missouri and Tennessee each received a single first-place vote and finished third and fourth, respectively.

UK freshman, Nerlens Noel, was voted to make the First Team All-SEC and Alex Poythress was placed on the Second Team. Here's the complete voting and the All-SEC first and second team choices.

First Team All-SEC
*Nerlens Noel – Kentucky, F, 6-10, 228, Fr., Everett, Mass.
*BJ Young – Arkansas, G, 6-3, 180, So., St. Louis, Mo.
*Kenny Boynton – Florida, G, 6-2, 190, Sr., Pompano Beach, Fla.
*Jarnell Stokes – Tennessee, F, 6-8, 270, So., Memphis, Tenn.
*Phil Pressey – Missouri, G, 5-11, 175, Jr., Dallas, Texas

Second Team All-SEC
*Alex Poythress – Kentucky, F, 6-7, 239, Fr., Clarksville, Tenn.
*Marshawn Powell – Arkansas, F, 6-7, 240, Jr., Newport News, Va.
*Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – Georgia, G, 6-5, 205, So., Greenville, Ga.
*Patric Young – Florida, C, 6-9, 249, Jr., Jacksonville, Fla.
*Jeronne Maymon – Tennessee, F, 6-7, 260, Sr., Madison, Wis
*Michael Dixon, Jr. – Missouri, G, 6-1 , 190, Sr., Kansas City, Mo.
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SEC Player of the Year: Phil Pressey, Missouri

Preseason Media Poll
1. Kentucky (17) 328
2. Florida (5) 310
3. Missouri (1) 286
4. Tennessee (1) 269
5. Arkansas 226
6. Alabama 222
7. Ole Miss 186
8. Georgia 149
9. Texas A&M 122
10. Vanderbilt 120
11. LSU 116
12. Auburn 95
13. South Carolina 54
14. Mississippi State 37


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