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Despite a disappointing overtime loss to UCLA in their last contest, the Tigers are tied for the best non-conference record among SEC teams.
With the start of SEC play still a few days away, the No. 12 Missouri Tigers are tied with the Mississippi Rebels for the best record in non-conference play with a 10-2 mark.
Lurking just behind the Tigers and the Rebels are the Florida Gators (9-2) in third place and the LSU Tigers (8-2) in fourth spot. There is currently a two-team logjam for the sixth-place spot, between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Texas A&M Aggies, both of whom sport a 9-3 record.
The complete SEC standings are as follows:
Southeastern Conference Standings
(updated 12.31.2012 at 9:30 PM PST)
|Texas A&M Aggies||0||0||9||3|
|South Carolina Gamecocks||0||0||9||3|
|Alabama Crimson Tide||0||0||7||5|
|Mississippi St. Bulldogs||0||0||4||7|
The Tigers, who are coming off a disappointing 97-94 overtime loss to the UCLA Bruins, will open conference play on Tuesday, Jan. 8 when they play host to the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mizzou Arena. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. ET.