With game 10 of the SEC basketball season in the books, it’s past the halfway point of the conference slate. At this point, it’s starting to become evident which teams are likely Big Dance bound and which teams may be settling for the NIT.
There’s a clear top three in the SEC of No. 1 Tennessee, No. 5 Kentucky and No. 21 LSU. All three teams won on Saturday, but someone’s about to go down in the next few days. Kentucky is coming up on its biggest week of the SEC season, hosting LSU Tuesday and Tennessee Saturday. If the Wildcats sweep the week, John Calipari’s squad is likely to get some No. 1 love.
Elsewhere, South Carolina is right behind the Big 3 with a 7-3 conference mark. It’s still difficult to lump the Gamecocks with the conference leaders considering their overall record is 12-11. Alabama and Ole Miss are the only other teams above the .500 mark at 6-4.