In a span of 48 hours, the SEC has been eliminated from NIT, but has all three teams still alive in the NCAA tournament. Most of the time, it’s the other way around.
Missouri started the downfall off, by being eliminated by Southern Miss on Sunday evening.
Arkansas and LSU would swiftly follow Monday night, at the hands of California and SMU.
LSU appeared to have a five-point lead, going into halftime, but fell apart in the second half. Click here for the full recap.
After being one of the most criticized conferences in men’s basketball, the SEC has quietly had success this postseason.
The tables are turned, in the sense that more teams are finding success in the major tournament than in the NIT.
There’s even a possibility that two SEC teams could meet for the National Championship.
As they continue to bring some of the top coaches into the conference and build off their post-season success, the SEC is slowly catching up to their football standards.
If you blinked, you might of missed the news that former Alabama Quarterback Greg McElroy retired from the NFL.
If you blinked twice, you might of missed that he had an NFL career.
Nonetheless, the former Tide signal caller will be joining ESPN’s SEC Network. Click here for the full story.
McElroy led Alabama to a national championship victory over Texas in 2009, but never seemed to carry over the kind of success into the NFL.
He had a stint as the backup quarterback for the Jets, behind Mark Sanchez, and later on the Bengals practice squad.
McElroy appeared in just a handful of games, primarily in relief, with minimal success.
He becomes the latest name added to the SEC Network’s random lineup, set to launch in August.
SEC basketball has yet to live up to their football standards, but this postseason is giving us a preview of things to come.
All three conference teams (Florida, Tennessee, and Kentucky) remain alive, as the Sweet 16 approaches Thursday.
Kentucky undoubtedly played in the biggest game in the tournament yet, eliminating undefeated Wichita State. Click here for the full recap.
There were mixed reviews about the Wildcats, coming into the tournament, but they are showing the nation that the one-and-done system is alive and well.
The top-seeded Florida Gators continue to cruise through their opponents, and will face their first formidable challenge in UCLA on Thursday night.
At this point in the tournament, there’s no bigger surprise than Tennessee.
The Vols have continued to defy the odds, after being one of the original teams on the bubble, but have positioned themselves for a run at the Final Four.
Unfortunately, the Elite Eight will be the last chance for all three teams to be alive.
If Kentucky is able to knock off the defending champion Louisville Cardinals and Tennessee can get past Michigan, then the two SEC teams will face off.
One thing’s for sure, no one expected the SEC to have this much success in the tournament.