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LSU Tigers picked to finish fourth in the SEC

Ben Simmons (Source: WAFB) Ben Simmons (Source: WAFB)
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WAFB) -

The new looking LSU Tigers have been picked to finish fourth by a panel of SEC and national media members.

Kentucky is once again the favorite to win the conference title.

Although he has yet to play a game for LSU, freshman sensation Ben Simmons was named the SEC Men's Basketball Player of the Year. Simmons was also named to the pre-season SEC first team, and Tiger junior guard Tim Quarterman was named to the second team.

LSU opens the season against Southwest Baptist on Friday, November 6 at 7 p.m. in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

SEC Pre-season picks:
1. Kentucky    (406)
2. Vanderbilt (357)
3. Texas A&M (344)
4. LSU (333)
5. Georgia (266)
6. Florida (258)
7. South Carolina (204)
8. Mississippi State (203)
9. Ole Miss    (184)
10. Auburn (168)
11. Arkansas (118)
12. Tennessee (86)
13. Alabama (85)
14. Missouri (33)

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