Uhm yes, I’ll have seven more servings of the Wenyen Gabriel three ball, please.
The SEC Championship is only hours away with the NCAA Tournament selections being announced later in the day.
Kentucky will take on Tennessee at 1 p.m. on ESPN to determine the SEC Championship and Selection Sunday starts at 6 p.m. on TBS.
It is unlikely that Jarred Vanderbilt will play but Kentucky has performed well enough without him that the chance of a fourth consecutive SEC Championship is within reach.
Kentucky and Tennessee will go head-to-head for the third time this season to decide the SEC Championship. The Cats have lost both games against the Volunteers this season but if the most recent version of Kentucky shows up, that could all mean nothing.
Tennessee took care of Arkansas in the semifinals thanks to big games from Admiral Schofield and Jordan Bone. They look really good right now. If Kentucky can play less like the team that lost to Florida and more like the team that has dominated six of their last seven games, expect a close game. No Vanderbilt will surely hurt Kentucky, but if Wenyen Gabriel is playing anywhere near like he was on Saturday, I like the Cats chances.
Kentucky is currently projected as a five seed in the NCAA Tournament, which likely won’t change regardless of the outcome of today’s game. Being a five-seed can be dangerous considering how often 12-seeds take them down, but if this team can keep rolling, they’ll be a team that nobody wants to run into in the early rounds, especially if Vanderbilt returns.
The bracket will be announced after the conclusion of all conference tournament championships. Virginia, Xavier, Kansas, and Villanova are all projected to be the number one seeds, with Kentucky being projected to be in the same region as Xavier (yes please) which will take place in San Diego (no thank you). I’ll feel a lot better about our seeding if we’re going into the tournament as SEC champs.
Kentucky Against Everyone
The Kentucky baseball team, ranked no. 6 nationally, took down no. 3 Texas Tech for the second consecutive day. This comes on the same day the Kentucky Rifle team won it’s second ever National Championship. Big things are happening all around the University of Kentucky Athletics, here’s hoping there’s at least one more victory left in them.