Last season might have been the worst for SEC basketball in 30 years. But with coaching upgrades and a wealth of talent returning, the league might already be back.
It's the SEC vs. Big East in Phoenix. Just not the SEC teams you'd expect to still be playing.
General preseason pessimism has been replaced by glowing optimism heading into conference play.
No. 1 Florida and No. 2 Kentucky aren't the only teams enjoying early success in the SEC.