If the season ended today, here is what the SEC Tournament schedule would look like:
(E3) Kentucky vs (W6) Arkansas
(E4) Florida vs (W5) Ole Miss
(W4) Alabama vs (E5) Vandy
(W3) Mississippi St. vs (E6) Georgia
(E1) Tennessee vs Alabama/Vandy winner
(W2) Auburn vs Kentucky/Arkansas winner
(E2) South Carolina vs Mississippi St/Georgia winner
(W1) LSU vs Florida/Ole Miss winner
Tennessee/Alabama/Vandy survivor vs Auburn/Kentucky/Arkansas survivor
South Carolina/Mississippi St/Georgia survivor vs LSU/Florida/Ole Miss survivor
Thoughts: I actually think this draw would be perfect for the Cats, as the teams they matchup worst with (USC, LSU, Ole Miss, Florida, and Mississippi St) all are on the other side of the bracket. Remember that Arkansas would likely have Courtney Fortson back, so I think the Arkansas game would be tough. But then Auburn is a good matchup and we all know UK has Tennessee’s number.
State High School Tournament
#2 Elliott County 78, West Carter 65
#5 Holmes 64, Beechwood 43
#6 Ballard 85, Trinity 49
#7 Boone County 65, Ryle 50
#9 Shelby Valley 103, Belfry 67
#10 Lexington Catholic 80, Lafayette 56
#12 Corbin 66, South Laurel 58
#14 Franklin County 71, Western Hills 38
#18 Scott 48, Bishop Brossart 44
#19 PRP 68, Western 55
#3 Jeffersontown 69, #4 Eastern 65
#11 Warren Central 60, Bowling Green 53
#20 North Hardin 59, John Hardin 29
Note: 17 of the Top 20 teams won their district tournaments, #4 Eastern finished runner-up, and #15 Bryan Station and #17 Seneca did not make it out of districts. Regional tournaments start Tuesday.
Rick Bozich says that one word describes this UK basketball team: dysfunction. Not a good thing going into the month of March.
Alot of good results in UK’s other sports this weekend: the 28th ranked baseball team got two wins over Western Michigan by a combined 31-9 score. The 20th ranked women’s tennis team upset 14th ranked Clemson, moving their record to 8-0. And the softball team went 4-0 over the weekend in Florida, pushing their record to 9-4.
Digger Phelps dancing. Doesn’t get much better than that.