With just three games left in the regular season, it’s time to turn some of our attention to the looming SEC Tournament. The event will take place in St. Louis this year (for some reason) and is set to tip off on March 7th.
If the season ended right this second, here’s how the bracket would look. We’ll fill in the blanks below.
Note the logjam for the No. 3 spot. Six teams are currently sitting at 8-7 in league play, which just means things are going to change quite a bit over the next ten days. The good news is that Tennessee is going to be hard to boot out of that No. 2 seed with a two game advantage.
In this bracket, Tennessee would get the winner of Texas A&M — Alabama in the seven vs. ten matchup. That would be a brutal draw for the Vols.
This will change multiple times from now until March 3rd, but this is a really eye opening look at what Tennessee could be dealing with. There isn’t a real easy path for anyone in this bracket.
- Auburn would draw the winner of Arkansas/LSU.
- Florida Gators would draw the winner of Missouri/Vanderbilt/South Carolina.
- Kentucky Wildcats would draw the winner of Mississippi State/Georgia/Ole Miss.
With Auburn losing key big man Anfernee McLemore, the SEC is wide open once again. It seems like it’s going to be one of those tournaments that simply comes down to who gets hot at the right time, which sounds like a good time to me.