SEC Men’s Basketball Update-January 16, 2011
Every time I think I have the Men’s season figured out another game is played and all of my assumptions get thrown out the window. This weekend has been another example of my befuddlement.
Here are the results thus far with a few spurious comments:
Another “par for the course” outcome. UK is strong and LSU is, well they are LSU basketball (men’s basketball), hence, they will be competitive once every 15-20 years.
The shocker of the weekend in my book. Florida losing at home is one thing, but losing to the Gamecocks is totally another. USC has some strong new pieces and Bruce Ellington is the reincarnation of Devan Downey and then some. I just wonder when the clock will strike midnight.
Arkansas bounces back and Bama loses their first conference game. No big surprises in this one and it just goes to show how balanced the SEC west will be. I predict that the West champion will have 10 wins in conference at most.
Déjà vu, part 3 for Vandy in this game as they found another way to wilt in the second half. Vanderbilt had UT by 17 in the first half and then let the lead slip to 10 at the half. It just kept getting closer until the Vols took over with about 3 minutes to go. UT misses Bruce Pearl badly, but Vandy misses Andre Walker even more.
We have some interesting games in the coming week. I’ll be back on Tuesday with the new week’s predictions.
Tennessee @ Georgia
UK @ Alabama
Arkansas @ South Carolina
Ole Miss @ Vanderbilt
Florida @ Auburn
Ole Miss @LSU
St. Mary’s @ Vanderbilt
Tennessee @ Connecticut
Miss. St. @ UGA
UK @ South Carolina
Alabama @ Auburn
Arkansas @ Florida