SEC basketball standings tight as conference tournament approaches
03/03/2014 1:40 PM
03/03/2014 1:49 PM
It’s not quite as confusing as the seven-team logjam at 7-7, but the Southeastern Conference men’s basketball standings remain tightly bunched with only two games remaining for each team on the conference schedule.
Florida, which is ranked No. 1 in the nation and owns a 21-game win streak, has locked up the title and the No. 1 seed in the SEC tournament, which begins March 12 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. It’s a mess beyond that.
Kentucky, which hosts Alabama on Tuesday then finishes up Saturday with a trip to play the Gators in Gainesville, Fla., almost certainly will get one of the four double byes despite a stunning 72-67 loss at South Carolina.
The Wildcats remain well positioned for the No. 2 seed, but there could be a shakeup coming among the next eight seeds.
Of course, the top four seeds are the most critical, because those teams receive a double bye into the tourney’s quarterfinal round.
Missouri, 20-9 and 8-8 in the SEC, has probably played itself out of contention for one of those spots. Too many teams would have to lose for the Tigers to vault that high.
Join the Discussion
The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.