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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Is LSU (or Missouri) The Worst SEC Team in Modern Times?

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Despite what happened over the last 10 minutes of the game last night, LSU is absolutely pathetic.  Johnny Jones is the worst coach in the SEC by a large margin.  There were stretches of the game last night where LSU was running no offense whatsoever, forcing every shot, and UK was able to get any shot they wanted.  I don’t know what a strength of that team was.  So, like I do, I wondered if they might possibly be the worst SEC team in recent times.

Since the league expanded in 1992, there have been just 8 teams win 2 or fewer conference games during the regular season.  The SEC this year has 2 teams with a legitimate shot of finishing with 1 win: LSU and Missouri.  You saw how bad LSU was last night and that team beat Missouri by 11 on Mizzou’s home court!  But, even with that, on paper LSU is having a much worse conference season.  In their 10 conference losses, 8 have come by 10 points or more and 3 by 20 or more points.  Mizzou doesn’t nearly have the blowout losses that LSU does.

How does that compare to the other 2-win bums in SEC history and could one of these teams be the worst in SEC modern history?

2016-17: LSU (1-10)
Wins: Missouri by 11 (on the road)
10+ point losses: 8
20+ point losses: 3

2016-17: Missouri (1-9)
Wins: Arkansas by 5
10+ point losses: 6
20+ point losses: 1
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2011-12: South Carolina (2-14)
Wins: Alabama by 2, Georgia by 1 (both at home)
10+ point losses: 10
20+ point losses: 1

2009-10: LSU (2-14)
Wins: Arkansas by 11, Georgia by 2 (both at home)
10+ point losses: 9
20+ point losses: 2

2008-09: Arkansas (2-14)
Wins: Alabama by 9, Georgia by 22 (both at home)
10+ point losses: 8
20+ point losses: 2

2004-05: Georgia (2-14)
Wins: Vanderbilt by 9, Auburn by 12 (both at home)
10+ point losses: 12
20+ point losses: 5

2000-01: LSU (2-14)
Wins: Mississippi St. by 9, Ole Miss by 1 (1 at home, 1 on road)
10+ point losses: 7
20+ point losses: 1

1997-98: LSU (2-14)
Wins: Auburn by 5, Florida by 3 (1 at home, 1 on road)
10+ point losses: 6
20+ point losses: 4

1993-94: Tennessee (2-14)
Wins: Auburn by 7, Ole Miss by 3 (both at home)
10+ point losses: 8
20+ point losses: 0

Article written by Bryan the Intern

9 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Is LSU (or Missouri) The Worst SEC Team in Modern Times?



  1. ukjaybrat
    8:13 am February 8, 2017 Permalink

    and they put up 85 on us… tsk tsk tsk



  2. bosshogg24
    8:16 am February 8, 2017 Permalink

    UK should have won by 45 points won by 7, what does that say for this team? A lot of the players haven’t improved since they set foot on campus.



    • catsarerunnin
      8:25 am February 8, 2017 Permalink

      Yes if UK had won by 45 EVERYBODY would be happy….



    • ClutchCargo
      8:34 am February 8, 2017 Permalink

      “Everybody” being happy will never happen. All but the chronically unhappy would be fine if this team just started doing the fundamental things correctly. 45 point wins would surely follow.



  3. Brian in Franklin
    8:45 am February 8, 2017 Permalink

    How can we justify dogging other teams when we’re losing to or barely beating them?



  4. maximumscott
    9:00 am February 8, 2017 Permalink

    Outside of the late 5 minute debacle we were covering the spread. The Offense is looking more comfortable. The Defense needs work, but u can tell how happy Cal was in postgame interview. I honestly think he lives for situations like this. When its do or die and he has to figure it out. He knows they are heading in the right direction. What his job is todo is make sure they are the by March. CAL has got this.



  5. secrick
    9:02 am February 8, 2017 Permalink

    If we had played them at LSU not sure we would have won the game. The guys quit after they got uo 25 just like they quit when they got behind 20 at Fla. I wouldn’t be making fun of anyone if i was you Bryan.



  6. RealCatsFan
    9:39 am February 8, 2017 Permalink

    Yeah, we pretty much mailed it in over the last ten minutes. That being said, the fact that LSU appears on this list more than any other SEC team speaks volumes about the commitment, or lack thereof, of their athletic program to basketball. The fact that they quickly pulled the trigger on Les Miles when he still had a winning record, but leave Johhny Jones in place to flounder, tells me that football is god to them, and they just don’t give a rats azz about basketball. It is just sad to see after some of the great teams that Dale Brown put together back in the 80’s.