Wednesday, the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament got underway.
- The first half of Mizzou-UGA was very entertaining basketball played at a high pace — then the second half showed by those two teams were playing on Wednesday.
- In the nightcap, Texas A&M dominated Vanderbilt for 40 minutes. There’s nothing in the tank for Drew’s ‘Dore’s...that’s as bad an SEC basketball team as I’ve seen in a decade.
Today, the SEC’s top 10 begin play, starting at Noon Central. Below is the complete bracket. And this will be your thread for the day.
- Earlier today, Florida dominated the second half vs. 9-seed Arkansas, 66-50. The Gators are still on the bubbliest of bubbles and a good run in Nashville could put the 8-seed into the Dance. Up-and-down Arkansas is probably locked into the NIT, but given dissatisfaction with Mike Anderson, you can see UA admins declining it.
- Cheatin’ 4-seed Auburn pulled away from a feisty Mizzou team that played their way into today’s action. Too little too late for the CoMo Tigers, who will finish at 15-17 on the season. Mizzou will be fighting for their life for an NIT bid; don’t overlook a CBI bid for a young team that needs all the practice it can get.
If you’ve not read Parker’s Bama Basketball Breakdown: SEC Tournament Primer, you really need to do so. Great stuff in there about tonight’s matchup vs. the Rebels (6:00 CT), as as well as Alabama’s tournament positioning, and the predicament the Tide find themselves in...again. Sigh.
Look, I know a lot of you are hurting, confused, fed-up, and many are frankly pissed off. I get it. I’m there too. But, would it kill us to go once more into the breach and buckle up for our guys?
The 2019 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament gets under way Wednesday In Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Two games are on tap for this evening. They are not the most delectable of morsels to be had. However, the Georgia-Mizzou winner could ruin Auburn’s day in Round 2.
MIZ 71 UGA 61
TAMU 69 VAN 52 - Vandy goes winless in the SEC.
FLA 66 ARK 50 - 50 points from the team that housed Bama just 5 days ago. smh
AUB 81 MIZ 71
ALA 62 OM 57
TAMU v MSU underway - SECN
LSU v FLA noon CT - ESPN
SC v AUB 2-ish - CT ESPN
ALA v UK 6pm CT - SECN
TN v MSU 8-ish CT - SECN
Alabama (17-14, SEC 8-10) has the day off and will face Ole Miss (20-11, SEC 10-8) on Thursday at 6pm CT (SECN).
On a media call, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi said Alabama needs "two wins to realistically back in the serious conversation” for NCAA bid.— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) March 13, 2019