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.