Southeastern Conference (20-13, 8-8)
NIT Seed: #4
2009 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament
St. Pete Times Forum (21,655)
We’re finally here – the last weekend of the regular season. Some teams have led up to this by playing their way onto the bubble (Penn State, Oklahoma State), others have tried their best to burst their own bubble (Kentucky, Florida). But whatever the case, this weekend should be filled with some great basketball, as teams try to end the season on a positive note. Here’s some games to keep an eye on.
Now, I'm not normally one of those sky-is-falling type of fans who calls for the coaches head or blows-up talk radio shows after each loss. No team is perfect, and mistakes are going to happen. A glance through the Top 25 right now reveals exactly zero undefeated teams, so losses are going to happen to everyone. It's just the nature of the game when you're dealing with young players, who despite their basketball ability, are still 19 and 20 years old.
#8 Louisiana St. (24-4, 12-1) has been one of the biggest surprises of the season, running away from the rest of the field to dominate the SEC. The Tigers are the only team that's managed to separate themselves from a mass of teams battling for second place, and to hold on to places in the NCAA Tournament, a group which includes the Tigers' opponent, #49 Kentucky (19-9, 8-5).
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