Is that Tyson Beckford?
With Florida currently having their way with poor LSU, it’s time to start focusing on the big game of the afternoon, Tennessee vs. Alabama. With both teams on the bubble, the game has essentially become an NCAA Tournament playoff game. That’s all fine and stressful for them, but what would either scenario mean for the Cats? Let’s break it down.
Pros: Nothing good comes from Tennessee (winning).
Oh, sorry. Wrong cons.
Tennessee is one of the hottest teams in the conference right now. A win would pretty much push them into the Tournament for good, and give them even more momentum heading into a matchup against Florida in the semifinals. You could argue that if the Vols upset Florida, it might improve Kentucky’s chances of winning the Tournament if they were to advance that far, but at this point, I’d almost rather play Florida than UT.
Pros: As the first team in Joe Lunardi’s “Next 4 Out,” Alabama’s probably going to need more than just a win over Tennessee to get in. And I’m sorry, I don’t see them upsetting Florida. However, if they did, I’d much rather face them than Tennessee in the finals.
Cons: Anthony Grant goes home.
CONCLUSION: Roll Tide.