Wednesday, March 12, 2008

SEC Tournament Preview

The regular season has come and gone and while 5 teams - Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Mississippi State, and Arkansas - feel pretty good about their Dance invitations, major work remains for teams like Ole Miss and Florida. Here's how The Dead Guy sees the SEC Tourney going down.

* Yes, I meant to pick LSU over UT. This is a tough matchup for UT and the Vols dodged a HUGE bullet in Baton Rouge, escaping with a 2 point win, despite scoring just 47 points. Butch Pierre has the Tigers playing as well as any team in conference right now. Bruce Pearl is 0-2 in SECT games.
* The two wins by Ole Miss should be enough to get them into the Dance. If not, what a disappointment to start 13-0 and go back to the NIT.
* The one win by Florida won't be enough to get them back to the Dance. Their SOS, RPI, and Top 50 wins will all be behind OM and the Rebels beat them on the court.
* Vandy and MSU's runs to the the Title Game Sunday should be enough to earn them a 3 or 4 seeds in the Dance, putting them in position for a Sweet 16 run at least


Anonymous said...

I know the SEC tourney was nuts this year, but am I right in that you successfully predicted 1 of the 11 games? Wow.

No one saw Georgia doing what they did though.

me said...

Appears that way. There's always a lesser team that makes some noise in the SECT and LSU seemed a much more likely choice than UGA. I definitely backed the wrong horses, no doubt about it.

I saw Georgia do what they did and I still don't get it.