Nashville’s newspaper, The Tennesseean, ran an informal poll of SEC media members prior to the start of the SEC Tournament and linked the results on their site. What makes me feel good about the state of Kentucky basketball is that a couple of the questions are phrased like “Besides UK…”. That feels more like the natural pecking order of the SEC, doesn’t it? It’s far too easy to say UK will win the SEC Tournament, so besides them, who do you think will win? Here is the complete list of questions and answers. No word on whether or not Jerry Tipton’s voice was allowed to be heard.
Best Coach– Bruce Pearl, Tennessee
I’m more ok with him than Kevin Stallings, but someone who has never been past the Sweet 16? Nah.
Best Player– John Wall, Kentucky
Most Underrated– Trey Tompkins, Georgia
Can you be First Team All-SEC and be underrated?
Deepest in NCAAs (after UK) – Vanderbilt
Best Site for SEC Tournament– Nashville/Atlanta (tie)
Best Player You Saw– Pete Maravich/Shaquille O’Neal (tie)
Legends, of course, but isn’t it ironic that the two best players came from LSU of all places?
Best Fans– Kentucky
Yes, Jerry Tipton must surely have been silenced for this one
Worst Fans– Auburn
Best Homecourt Advantage– Kentucky
But only because it influences the refs, right?
Arena That Should Be Demolished– Beard-Eaves at Auburn
Coach You’d Want To Have Dinner With– Bruce Pearl, Tennessee
Coach You’d Least Want To Have Dinner With– John Calipari, Kentucky
Evidently not willing to pay the requisite $100k to make it happen…
Who Wins SECT? UK Or Field?- Kentucky
Next Coach To Get Fired– Jeff Lebo, Auburn
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for this thing to get rolling. The format will be a little different today, with posts being left up for 3 hours, but updated constantly by any and all KSR writers with whatever is on our minds. Look for the first around 12pm. So keep the refresh button handy and get ready…March Madness is here!