Is the SEC the best BASKETBALL conference in the country? A preview of the SEC Tourney’s 1st Day


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Lesser known fact: We all know that the SEC has won every BCS National Championship since 2006.  But did you also know that dating back to 2006 the SEC has won more NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships (3) than any other conference (ACC: 2, Big XII: 1, Big East: 1)?  Now you do.

In honor of the Southeastern Conference’s domination of all things and the upcoming March Madness Mastery Contest, here is a preview of the SEC Basketball Tournament’s first day.

  1. There are two games today: South Carolina vs. Mississippi State at 7:30 (SEC Network/ESPN3) and Texas A&M vs. Auburn at 10:00 (SEC Network/ESPN3).
  2. These would be two compelling football games, but these aren’t football games.
  3. But before he made headlines as a wide receiver for Steve Spurrier’s Gamecocks, Bruce Ellington made a name for himself by averaging nearly 13 points per game and over three assists as a true freshman on the Cock Hoops team.
  4. Of these four teams, only Texas A&M boasts a winning overall record.
  5. None of these four teams has a .500 record in conference play; the Aggies are the best at 7-11.
  6. Only two players on these four teams average more than 12 points per game.  Texas A&M’s Elston Turner (a 6-5 senior guard) averages 17.7.  Auburn’s Frankie Sullivan (a 6-1 senior guard) averages 14.4.  Sullivan is shooting .367 from the field this season.  So there won’t be a lot of offense on showcase.
  7. The winner of the first game goes on to take on Tennessee tomorrow at 5:30.  The winner of the second game goes on to play Missouri tomorrow night at 10:00.

There you have it.  SEC! SEC!

That’s all I got/

Amdrew

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Posted on March 13, 2013, in Blog, College Hoops, Georgia Bulldogs, SEC and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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