Found March 13, 2013 on Fox Sports South:
(With the SEC tournament set to get under way, the FOX Sports South staff weighs in on their regular season conference awards and All-SEC teams.) CORY MCCARTNEY Player Of The Year:Jordan McRae, Tennessee The 6-foot-5 junior has gone from an inconsistent sixth man to an elite player, ranking the top 10 in the conference in six different categories, including scoring (third at 19.4 points per game) and minutes (first with 37.7 per game). Plus, hes the reason the once 9-8 Volunteers now look NCAA tourney-bound. Coach Of The Year:Billy Donovan, Florida Donovans Gators were expected to be good, sitting 10th in the APs preseason poll but few expected 14 double-digit wins in the SEC or a perfect home record. Billy D. posted his 15th straight 20-win season and a third outright regular-season crown. Rookie Of The Year:Nerlens Noel, Kentucky Yes, he torn his left ACL on Feb. 12 and is out for the season but no other first-year player had a bigger impact in the league than Noel, who won...
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