If you’re looking for a more obscure positive about Kentucky’s SEC Tournament draw, or potential draw, take a look at this. If the seeds were to hold Kentucky would be facing a Missouri-Auburn-Tennessee path to the title. Since UK came back to the tournament after probation in 1992, there are 6 teams that have never beaten the Cats and two of those are Auburn and Tennessee. UK has never faced Missouri since the Tigers joined the league.
Ole Miss: 6-0
Texas A&M: 1-0
Arkansas: 9-1 (Losses: 2000)
LSU: 5-1 (Losses: 2009)
Georgia: 5-1 (Losses: 2008)
Florida: 7-2 (Losses: 2005, 2013)
Mississippi State: 3-2 (Losses: 1996, 2007)
South Carolina: 3-2 (Losses: 2002, 2006)
Vanderbilt: 2-2 (Losses: 2012, 2013)
(never played Missouri in SEC Tournament)
This is not an especially important stat except to say that for the fanbases of these teams above, there are some serious scars over the last 25 years from beatings from the Cats. If UK does get Auburn on Saturday, those fans will not know what it is like to beat UK in an SEC Tournament in many decades. Sometimes that kind of stuff can bleed over into a team and give the other team just the slightest additional edge.