Kentucky's loss to LSU (73-70) puts the Vols back in control of their own destiny for the East. While a USC loss doesn't directly help the Vols' cause, it might provide some "fire insurance" should the Vols not sweep the rest of the season. [Note by hooper, 02/28/09 6:50 PM EST ]
South Carolina falls to Vanderbilt 96-83, which means the winner of tomorrow's Florida/Tennessee matchup will move into a first-place tie with the Gamecocks, and the loser will be at 8-6 with Kentucky and in bad shape all around. [Note by Will, 02/28/09, 11:14 PM EST]
Will pointed out so many SEC games this weekend that are relevant to UT's interests, I felt that it'd be good to have a place where we can leave comments on what we see. Beyond the ever-important wins and losses that will affect UT's conference standings, there are also scouting interests involved; we may see one (or more!) of these teams in the conference tournament, so it'd be good to have a feel for how they're playing at this point in the season.
So consider this thread as informal as its introduction. If you're watching any of the non-UT SEC games this weekend and have something to say, here's your spot. Likewise, if you're curious if any of us have any observations, this should serve as one-stop shopping. It likely won't be as busy as a Tennessee thread, but I would expect a few quips among the obsessed.
The games that Will pegged as most relevant are in bold print:
Saturday, February 28
- LSU at Kentucky - 4:00 PM - CBS
- Alabama at Ole Miss - 4:00 PM - ESPN360
- Auburn at Miss. State - 6:00 PM - ESPN 360
- South Carolina at Vanderbilt - 9:00 PM - ESPNU
I'll be studying at the library throughout most of the afternoon/evening, but I'll probably keep the LSU/UK tilt on 360, and may get some of the USC/Vandy game if things work out.
If one were to win and the other were to lose, which scenario would you prefer?
Kentucky Win, South Carolina Loss (11 votes)
Kentucky Loss, South Carolina Win (36 votes)
47 total votes