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SEC basketball standings: Missouri heads into SEC play with 10-2 record

Despite a disappointing overtime loss to UCLA in their last contest, the Tigers are tied for the best non-conference record among SEC teams.

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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)

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.