SEC basketball standings: LSU, Tennessee stay on top, 5 in hunt for tournament double-bye
We’re heading into the final week of the 2018-19 regular season on the hardwood.
Entering Saturday, LSU, Tennessee and Kentucky were all tied atop the SEC standings at 13-2. The Tigers defeated Alabama 74-69 and the Volunteers got revenge against Kentucky 71-52, leaving us with a pair of 14-2 squads and UK in third place at 13-3.
LSU is in the driver’s seat to win the regular-season title. The Tigers final two games are at Florida on Wednesday and against Vanderbilt next Saturday. Tennessee, meanwhile, hosts Mississippi State on Tuesday and travels to Auburn for its season finale. The Tigers won head-to-head against UT back on Feb. 23.
Before the big dance, there is the SEC tournament in Nashville. The top four sees will get a double-bye and first play on Friday. The top three seeds will obviously go to LSU, Tennessee and Kentucky. Who will get the fourth seed? That’s not clear at the moment.
Five teams (Auburn, Florida, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and South Carolina) are in the hunt for that No. 4 seed, all 9-7 in conference play. Four teams entered the day 9-6 and lost, while Auburn got a key win over MSU 80-75.
It will be interesting to see how it plays out in the final week of the regular season.
Here are the full standings: