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SEC Bracket: If the SEC Tournament started today

Now that there is a six-way tie for third place in the Southeastern Conference standings, Kentucky’s projected seed in the SEC tournament is looking much better than the last time we did this, prior to this week’s slate of games.

With Tuesday’s win at Arkansas and all the other happenings around the league, Kentucky jumped from the No. 7 seed to the No. 4 seed in the new update. The new position would give UK the double-bye to the Friday quarterfinals with Mississippi State as the first opponent. Auburn, the tournament’s top seed, would likely be waiting on Saturday in the semis.

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Kentucky’s odds to win have also increased, up to 13.66 percent from 9.76 percent.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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24 Comments for SEC Bracket: If the SEC Tournament started today

  1. ukjaybrat
    9:50 am February 22, 2018 Permalink

    please let me play auburn again…. on a neutral court of course. they were not that good when we played them imo

    • makeitstop
      9:57 am February 22, 2018 Permalink

      That would help our NCAA seed a lot bc the committees seems to get bored and turn off the Sunday game!

    • Sentient Third Eye
      10:01 am February 22, 2018 Permalink

      Kentucky is built to beat Auburn and would win a rematch by double-digits if we play like we did against Arkansas.

    • Look Out Fireworks
      10:49 am February 22, 2018 Permalink

      How would jaybrat playing Auburn help UK at all?

    • Booby Petrino
      11:33 am February 22, 2018 Permalink

      Look Out…bc he thinks (and I agree) that we would win and that would be another Quadrant 1 win for us

    • ukbradstith
      12:18 pm February 22, 2018 Permalink

      But him playing Auburn would do nothing for us.

    • Booby Petrino
      12:44 pm February 22, 2018 Permalink

      ha ha I guess that’s what happens when you scan comments instead of really read them. Obviously a typo on his part lol

  2. makeitstop
    9:56 am February 22, 2018 Permalink

    Watch MSU – they have a plausible path to 11-7 which would require us to win out. Their toughest game is UT at home, followed by LSU on the road. We basically have to win these two home games to hold a double bye then hope the other chips fall logically. A three game sweep puts us in at 3 (almost) no matter what else happens.

    • Rixter
      10:02 am February 22, 2018 Permalink

      That’s a good point.

      On the other hand, Ben Howland is their coach…… kinda cancels out everything they have in their favor.

    • ukbradstith
      10:19 am February 22, 2018 Permalink

      Ben Howland made Pitt a contender and took UCLA to 3 straight final fours, and now has Miss St on the verge of the tourney…think he kinda knows what he’s doing.

    • CatsfaninFL
      10:27 am February 22, 2018 Permalink

      Would be nice to see this update with who/where each of the remaining “group of six” have games.

    • J-Dub421
      1:06 pm February 22, 2018 Permalink

      Ben Howland couldn’t win a title with Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook. He must be a terrible in game coach. What an underachiever, all that talent and no title.

    • BigBlueNationDude
      1:18 pm February 22, 2018 Permalink

      Kinda like Cal couldnt win one with Towns, Booker, Wcs, Ulis, An. Harrison. There is 5 Nba guys. Who else?

    • Cryingtheblues
      4:31 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

      I was thinking the same thing!

    • 4everUKblue
      2:45 pm February 22, 2018 Permalink

      Slater have you ever played even a pickup game or just on you PS2 or Xbox? I hope you’re knowledgeable about something because you don’t know $h!t about basketball.

    • J-Dub421
      3:04 pm February 22, 2018 Permalink

      ^^Still doesn’t understand sarcasm. Sad.

    • makeitstop
      4:49 pm February 22, 2018 Permalink

      CatsfaninFL here’s what I found: Right now Florida holds the tie breaker 4-1, we’re at 3-2, MSU will finish 3-3 bc they have no games against the others, Alabama is 2-3 w games against Missouri and Arkansas, who is 1-3 and has games against Alabama and Missouri, who’s 3-3 but has games against Arkansas and us. Those games will change those records of course but winning the next two home games is critical. If we do, depending on how those other games shake out, odd are we should at least own the 4th seed.

  3. truebluethroughandthrough
    10:02 am February 22, 2018 Permalink

    Please sweet baby Jesus, even though at Kentucky we’re about real championships let us play Tennessee in the finals and beat them by 30 so they’ll shut the hell up.

  4. SuperTroy18
    10:24 am February 22, 2018 Permalink

    I would LOVE if Cats flip-flopped with Gators for 3-seed in this exact bracket. I really wanna face SC, Vols and Auburn for the Championship. Revenge Tour. (Gotta win out and beat Gators first though too.)

    • GeorgiaBlue
      10:39 am February 22, 2018 Permalink

      I had rather have the 4 seed over the 3. I think we match up better with Auburn. As was said before, it means more to beat the top-rated team on Saturday because the selection committee doesn’t pay attention to Sunday games. Also, the 4 seed plays on Friday afternoon instead of the late night game the 3 seed will have to play.

  5. KYJelly
    10:49 am February 22, 2018 Permalink

    Lock this tourney up right now! I’m not afraid of the 3 possible teams we could play first, I think we beat Auburn again (we are a bad matchup for them), and I would love to play Tennessee or Florida again.

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see A&M make it all the way, I know they’ve struggled, but it’s hard to beat teams that big in a tourney setting when everyone is tired

  6. sp
    12:44 pm February 22, 2018 Permalink

    I like our chances moving forward. I think Cals teams tend to do better in the tournament setting because that’s what our young kids are used to. The best players really don’t play high school seasons anymore, they play on traveling AAU teams that do nothing but play tournaments every weekend. The regular season is completely new to them, a weekend tournament is not.

  7. Ez21
    12:50 pm February 22, 2018 Permalink

    Auburn definitely won’t make it past the sweet 16 and may not make it outta the 1st weekend.

  8. John
    4:27 pm February 22, 2018 Permalink

    The Conference Tournament doesn’t mean as much as it once did. I’d rather have a National Championship. A re-match with Auburn or Tennessee does nothing for you. The seed lines are in place before the tournament championship anyway. So why stress it. Finish the regular season strong and get ready for the big tournament. Not this little tournament in St. Louis.