Wednesday, March 9, 2011
SEC Tournament Predictions
Who will cut down the nets in Atlanta as the SEC Basketball Tournament heads to the Georgia Dome this weekend???
Prediction time, as these picks will not come close to being right!
Game 1- Georgia vs Auburn- The Tigers had UGA on the ropes in Athens before falling in extra time. Expect a low scoring, drag out fight, but the Dawgs will prevail in a close game.
Game 2- Ole Miss vs South Carolina- The other USC is a mess and Ole Miss has decent players, just underachieved in conference play (don't they always). But I like the Rebs to win this game going away
Game 3- Tennessee vs Arkansas- To me, the Vols are a train wreck, they've had no identity the entire year. Arkansas may be in circle the wagons mode as some question whther John Pelphrey's job is on the line. Vols in a close one.
Game 4- Vandy vs LSU- Why play this game, 'Dores in a cakewalk.
Game 5- Georgia vs Alabama- Both teams are playing for their NCAA Tournament lives, with 'Bama coming of a win in Coleman Colesium. This should be a UGA home game, but with Kentucky playing in the same session, 20,000 Wildcat fans will be there to negate that advantage. Tide pulls out another low scoring, drag out fight.
Game 6- Ole Miss vs Kentucky- Nothing like watching a retirement convention take place at a basketball game, but thats what happen the Cat Fans come too town. But it will be a short lived trip as Ole Miss is exploits the UK bench and gets great play from Chris Warren. Rebs, with some clutch free throw shooting in an upset.
Game 7- Tennessee vs Florida- No way Billy Donovan wants to see Bruce Pearl and the Vols this early, but it should make for a great Friday night of basketball. The Gators have been playing their best ball since 2007 and look for them to coninue doing so. Gators in a close game.
Game 8- Vandy vs Mississippi State- The dysfunctional Dogs take the floor Friday night and don't have the discipline to beat Vandy. 'Dores by double figures
Ole Miss vs Alabama- A low scoring, grind it out contest is just what the doctor ordered for the Tide as Ole Miss will not get the benefit of the home cooking they received in Oxford. 'Bama wins a close, low scoring affair.
Florida vs Vanderbilt- Florida has too much size and quickness for the 'Dores, Gators by double figures.
Alabama vs Florida- The Gators dismantled the Tide in the last 15 minutes in Gainesville, turning a 39-38 lead into a 78-51 rout. Expect more of the same, but not the 27 point margin of victory. Gators win by 10 and cut down the nets!