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Media tabs South Carolina as 2023 SEC women's favorite

52 days ago
SEC Staff
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Birmingham, Ala. - South Carolina was predicted to win the 2023 Southeastern Conference women's basketball championship in a voting of a select panel of both SEC and national media members.

The reigning SEC Champion Gamecocks have won six SEC championships in the last nine seasons. They won four consecutive titles from 2013-14 through 2017-18, and, after two seasons coming in second, returned to the peak in 2019-20.

South Carolina tops the order of finish, with Tennessee, LSU, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Florida and Kentucky rounding out the top half the league. Mississippi State, Georgia, Alabama, Texas A&M, Missouri, Auburn and Vanderbilt round out the bottom half.

South Carolina's Aliyah Boston, last season's unanimous National Player of the Year was the media's unanimous choice for SEC Women's Basketball Player of the Year.

Joining Boston on the All-SEC first team is fellow Gamecock Zia Cooke and a trio of Lady Vols in Rickea Jackson, Jordan Horston and Tamari Key.

Enough players received votes to field a second team. Those members are Brittany Davis, Alabama; Alexis Morris, LSU; Angel Reese, LSU; Jessika Carter, Mississippi State; Anastasia Hayes, Mississippi State and Hayley Frank, Missouri.

2022-23 SEC Preseason Media Poll
Order of Finish School
1  South Carolina
2 Tennessee
3  LSU
4  Arkansas
5  Ole Miss
6  Florida
7  Kentucky
8  Mississippi State
9  Georgia
10  Alabama
11  Texas A&M
12 Missouri
13  Auburn
14  Vanderbilt

Preseason Player of the Year

 Aliyah Boston, South Carolina

Preseason All-SEC First-Team

 Aliyah Boston, South Carolina

 Zia Cooke, South Carolina

 Rickea Jackson, Tennessee

 Jordan Horston, Tennessee

 Tamari Key, Tennessee

Preseason All-SEC Second-Team

 Brittany Davis, Alabama

 Alexis Morris, LSU

 Angel Reese, LSU

 Jessika Carter, Mississippi State

 Anastasia Hayes, Mississippi State

 Hayley Frank, Missouri