SEC can earn respect with March run

People don’t say these things about Urban Meyer’s league. They’d be afraid to even whisper it around Nick Saban. Steve Spurrier would smirk — and toss a visor at you.

But this is basketball, not football, the sport that gives the Southeastern Conference its national swagger. There is no reason to whisper what people are saying about the league:

The SEC has some work to do this month to regain its status as a major player in college basketball.