UK Men's Basketball

Kentucky unanimous pick to win SEC; Aaron Harrison voted preseason player of the year

Kentucky's Aaron Harrison (2) put up a three point shot to put UK ahead with 3 seconds remaining in the NCAA Final Four semi-finals Saturday April 5, 2014 at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff
Kentucky's Aaron Harrison (2) put up a three point shot to put UK ahead with 3 seconds remaining in the NCAA Final Four semi-finals Saturday April 5, 2014 at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff Herald-Leader

The University of Kentucky men's basketball team was a unanimous choice to win the 2014-15 Southeastern Conference championship in a vote of media who cover the league.

This season's Wildcats are the first SEC team to sweep all of the first-place votes since the 1995-96 UK team that went on to win the national championship.

The media also voted Kentucky sophomore shooting guard Aaron Harrison as the preseason SEC Player of the Year.

Harrison was one of five Wildcats who received player of the year votes, joining Willie Cauley-Stein, Andrew Harrison, Alex Poythress and Karl-Anthony Towns.

Aaron Harrison was the only Wildcat named to the All-SEC first team.

Cauley-Stein, Poythress, Towns and Andrew Harrison made the second team.

Kentucky received all 20 first-place votes and 280 total points in the team selections. Florida, with 258 points, was predicted to be league runner-up.

Points were compiled on a 14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. Each media member also voted for a five-player All-SEC Team.

SEC media voting

ALL-SEC TEAMS

FIRST TEAM

F Bobby Portis Arkansas

G Michael Frazier II Florida

G Aaron Harrison Kentucky

F Jordan Mickey LSU

G Jarvis Summers Mississippi

SECOND TEAM

G Charles Mann Georgia

F Willie Cauley - Stein Kentucky

G Andrew Harrison Kentucky

F Alex Poythress Kentucky

F Karl - Anthony Towns Kentucky

Player of the Year: Aaron Harrison, Kentucky

ORDER OF FINISH

First - place Votes in parentheses

1. Kentucky (20) 280

2. Florida 258

3. Arkansas 226

4. LSU 223

5. Georgia 204

6. Mississippi 168

7. Missouri 123

8. Auburn 113

9. Texas A&M 111

10. Alabama 109

11. Vanderbilt 89

12. South Carolina 86

13. Tennessee 75

14. Mississippi State 35

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