Alabama, Arkansas picked to win SEC Men's Basketball Tournament by ESPN experts

Will Backus
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama and Arkansas are the two favorites to win the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament.

On Monday, ESPN college basketball analysts Myron Medcalf, Jeff Borzello, John Gasaway and Joe Lunardi made their picks for each of the 31 conference tournaments. 

The quartet was completely split between the Crimson Tide and the Razorbacks when it comes to the SEC, with Medcalf and Gasaway picking Arkansas and Borzello and Lunardi going with Alabama. 

Alabama clinched the regular-season league championship Saturday with a victory at Mississippi State. The Crimson Tide will be the No. 1 seed at the SEC Tournament. 

The Razorbacks and the Crimson Tide have played twice this season, splitting the pair of games— Alabama won 90-59 on Jan. 16 before Arkansas got its vengeance with an 81-66 victory on Feb. 24. 

The first round of the tournament tips off on March 10 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

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