Missouri Basketball was picked fifth in the Southeastern Conference men’s preseason poll. Junior guard Jabari Brown was selected as a Second Team Preseason All-SEC honoree by a panel of league and national media members.  Kentucky was the media’s preseason favorite to win the SEC and Wildcat freshman Julius Randle was selected as the league’s Preseason Player of the Year.

Brown is Mizzou’s lone returning starter from last season’s 23-11 squad. Brown averaged 13.7 points and 3.4 rebounds and started the season’s final 23 games after becoming eligible following his transfer from Oregon.

The Tigers begin exhibition play next Friday (Oct. 25) at Hearnes Center vs. Oklahoma City University.  Earnest Ross joined Frank Haith in Alabama at SEC Media Day.  Watch both videos below.

1. Kentucky (21) 371

2. Florida (5) 353

3. Tennessee (1) 320

4. LSU 270

5. Missouri 262

6. Alabama 257

7. Ole Miss 216

8. Arkansas 197

9. Texas A&M 139

10. Vanderbilt 125

11. Georgia 119

12. South Carolina 108

13. Mississippi State 59

14. Auburn 39