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When the SEC tournament tips off Wednesday night in Nashville, much of the attention surrounding it will be focused in Lexington. With Kentucky guard Ashton Hagans briefly leaving the team due to personal reasons before the Wildcats played Florida this past Saturday, both UK fans and the rest of the SEC awaits word on whether he'll return.
The Wildcats are the presumptive favorite to win their fifth SEC tournament title in the last six seasons, and Hagans is a big reason for that. The freshman from Cartersville, Georgia, leads the team in assists (6.