SEC considers scrapping its divisions
SANDESTIN, Fla. -- The Southeastern Conference is considering tweaking its men's basketball format.
The league is looking at possibly scrapping its divisions and putting all 12 teams together for the regular season. It also might keep the divisions and seed the teams Nos. 1 through 12 for the postseason tournament.
Conference commissioner Mike Slive says the options will be discussed during the league's annual spring meetings this week.
Several coaches and athletic directors questioned the SEC's current format last season. The Eastern Division dominated the West in 2010, going a combined 27-9 against the West in the regular season, and placed three teams in the semifinals of the conference tournament. Five of those regular-season wins came against lowly Georgia.
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