With two games left to play in the regular season, Kentucky could finish anywhere from fourth to ninth in the conference standings, which could be the difference between playing early Thursday, last thing Thursday night, or, if all the dominoes fall into place, Friday afternoon.
Before we dig into the scenarios, here are the current standings and seed if the tournament started today.
GENERAL RETURN TEAM CONFERENCE GAMES
Alabama 14-2 – 19-6
Arkansas 11-4 2.5 19-5
Florida 9-5 4 13-6
LSU 9-6 4.5 14-8
Tennessee 9-7 5 16-7
Ole Miss 8-8 6 13-10
Missouri 7-7 6 14-7
Kentucky 7-8 6.5 8-14
Mississippi State 7-9 7 13-12
Georgia 7-10 7.5 14-10
Auburn 6-10 8 12-13
South Carolina 4-10 9 6-12
Texas A&M 2-6 8 8-7
Vanderbilt 3-11 10 7-13
Now what has to happen for Kentucky to come out of half of Alabama’s range? With the help of MRed’s SEC MBB Tournament Tiebreaker tool, I calculated the numbers.
Victory: Probably the 6 seeds
If Kentucky beats Ole Miss and South Carolina, and each team ranked higher than their opponent in Sagarin’s odds wins, it will be the sixth seed to play in 11-seeded South Carolina on Thursday night. .
March 2 and 3 March 6 and 7
Kentucky beats Ole Miss Kentucky beats South Carolina
LSU defeats Vandy Auburn defeats Mississippi State
Alabama beats Auburn Alabama beats Georgia
Arkansas beats South Carolina Arkansas beats Texas A&M
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