When you think of SEC what comes to mind? When I think of SEC I always think of College football. Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Mississippi State, etc. The SEC has always been a “Football” conference, but now it looks like the SEC is about to take over basketball as well. 7 SEC teams have made the NCAA March Madness Tournament. These 7 teams include: Auburn, Tennessee, LSU, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Florida, and Ole Miss. All 7 of these teams proved during the NCAA College Basketball regular season, that they deserve a shot.
First off is The SEC Champions Auburn. Auburn has had an incredible season to make it this far. Led by star Guards Bruce Brown (15.8 PPG) and Jared Harper (15.2 PPG). Also led by coach Bruce Pearl. With Key wins against teams like Tennessee, Murray State, and Ole Miss. in my personal Bracket I have Auburn going to the Sweet 16.
Tennessee is the next team we are going to look at. Led by Star Forward Grant Williams (19 PPG). Coached by Rick Barnes. Tennessee was on top of the Regular season rankings for a while. This Tennessee team beat Kentucky twice, which is really impressive. I see Tennessee going a long way possibly to the final 4.
Kentucky is next. This Kentucky team is no stranger to March Madness. Every year it seems Kentucky is here in March. Led by Forward PJ Washington (15 PPG) and coached by John Calipari. Kentucky got major wins against teams like: North Carolina, Tennessee, and Auburn.
LSU is the next team. This LSU team has been interesting, the Head Coach for LSU has gotten in some trouble involving his recruiting process, other then that this team has been really good. Led by Guard Tremont Waters (15 PPG) I see LSU making it to the Sweet 16 as well.
The next 3 teams are Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Florida. These 3 teams have fought their way all regular season to this point in March. I don’t see any of these teams getting passed the round of 64. I feel like these teams have a bright future, and I think these 3 teams could be a force to be reckoned with in March within the next few years.
These 7 SEC teams will surely be fun to watch, during the March Madness tournament. Anything can happen, it is called March “Madness” After all.