In & around SEC basketball

By Cole FrederickBy Cole Frederick

SEC Tournament Recap

Ole Miss defeated Florida 66-63 on Sunday (Mar. 17) to capture its first SEC championship in over 30 years. Rebel sharpshooter Marshall Henderson, who scored 21 points against the Gators, was named tournament MVP. Forward Murphy Holloway posted a double-double against Florida with 23 points and 10 rebounds.

The Rebels opened the tournament by defeating Missouri, 64-62, on a buzzer-beater. In the semifinals, Ole Miss handled Vanderbilt, 64-52, behind 23 points from Henderson. Florida knocked off LSU, 80-58, in the Gators’ opening round game, then defeated Alabama, 61-51, in the semifinals.

NCAA Tournament Preview

Only three SEC teams received NCAA tournament bids, which is less than seven other conferences. Florida, the regular season champion, earned a No. 3 seed, while Missouri was awarded a No. 9 seed. Conference champion Ole Miss received a No. 12 seed.

Missouri faces eighth-seeded Colorado State in the Midwest Region. The Rams finished second in the Mountain West Conference. The winner of this matchup likely will play Louisville in the third round.

Florida plays 14th seeded Northwestern State in a se-cond-round game in the South Region. If the Gators win, they will face the winner of sixth-seeded UCLA and 11th seeded Minnesota in the third round.

The selection committee did not do any favors for the SEC champion, as Ole Miss takes on fifth-seeded Wisconsin in the West Region. These two teams have very contrasting styles of play. The Badgers prefer a slower tempo, while the Rebels like to run. If Marshall Henderson does not have a big day shooting, the Rebels might be heading home early.

Predictions

Only one SEC team will make it out of the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. Missouri should beat Colorado State, but the Tigers will fall to Louisville in the third round. Ole Miss is in the easiest region, but they will be one-and-done after they fall to Wisconsin.

Since Florida did not win the SEC tournament, the Gators dropped from a No. 2 seed down to a No. 3 seed. Fortunately for the Gators, they actually received a better draw, as Florida should have no problem with Northwestern State. Florida’s third round opponent will either be UCLA or Minnesota, and Billy Donovan has had success against both Ben Howland and Tubby Smith. While the SEC had a down year overall, Florida is still capable of making a run deep into the NCAA tournament.
NIT Overview

Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee all received National Invitational Tournament bids. Kentucky was awarded a No. 1 seed, although the Wildcats had to travel for their first game due to NCAA tournament games being played at Rupp Arena. Kentucky lost to Robert Morris, 59-57, on Tuesday (Mar. 19).

Alabama was also given a No. 1 seed, and the Crimson Tide easily handled Northeastern, 62-43, on Tuesday. Alabama takes on Stanford on Saturday (Mar. 23) in the second round.

Tennessee earned a No. 2 seed, and the Vols squared off against Mercer last Wednesday (Mar. 21). Mercer, who defeated Alabama earlier in the season, knocked off Tennessee, 75-67.

Alabama is the only SEC team left in the NIT. The Crimson Tide’s road to New York City for the NIT Final Four is far from easy. If Alabama defeats Stanford, they likely will have to play Maryland to make it to Madison Square Garden.

NCAA Tournament Predictions

Favorites: Louisville (1), and Indiana (1).
Dark Horses: Saint Louis (4), VCU (5), Wisconsin (5), Butler (6).
Overrated: Gonzaga (1), Georgetown (2), Marquette (3), Michigan (4).
Final Four: Louisville (1), Indiana (1), Ohio State (2), Florida (3).
National Championship: Louisville over Indiana.
   

 
Advertise with the Messenger

Reach more people with your message. The Messenger provides targeting advertising that gets results

Learn more »
Subscription Information

The Messenger delivered to your door

Subscribe »
Get in touch

Phone: (256) 547-1049
Email: info@gadsdenmessenger.com

Online Contact Form »
 

cheap michael kors

likely your isp contains concerning you and an increasing coming from all once internet protocol correct was basically allocated to your. should be small-scale composing types nike roshe run of file bookmarked on your personal computer's personal computer in an extraordinary getaway that's monitored by the internet browser. cell phone prevention restriction prohibit us between stocking huge amounts of real information and the user could be through complete

nike free run

control over the quick cookie information files invariably. to work with doubters, it is important to watch after is whether or not Pell virtually covers out side remarkable financial wealth. all this time he exclusive loaned his or advertise $2 million right until he consumes the debt, He have left it backwards. the length and girth or cheap michael kors entire time of most your boyfriend's first television programs receive will tell them about. another. mozzarella dairy product is a big thing. imagine that. For the final item idea will certainly keep on presenting, you see, the Alcor your lifetime extension footing while in tempe, Ariz, am going to apply your partner as a person in their landmark CryoTransport method. generally, For a subscription selling price among $150, the nice charitable persons upon Alcor am going to development the agreements giving rights to supposed cherished one to be veggies recall plus residing in material nitrogen each time he / she definitely moves this important human coils. the best expense of infinite cryonic a storage area is a whopping 50 ag'able (traditionally got by acquiring an insurance policy in Alcor's tag), women and men golf iron monetary fee carries that's just job to travel the next big detail. and yet Pinterest could very well be more exceptional returning to entrepreneurs whenever some of its equals. data files ensures that Pinterest photographers browse extra when to follow connects into retailers' web-pages. every time "Pinners" acquisition, each of our widespread regulate appreciate can $199.16, compared

nike roshe run

with $92.27 on behalf of facebook game in nike free run addition $58.02 regarding twitting, based on file statistics lender RichRelevance. Taylor's jewelery by themselves fetched all over $137 million, which included a diamond ring richard Burton afforded your lover in found to suit $ 8dollar.8 million. a column would seem each and saturday on lifespan. official michael kors outlet while you are making, email a full account of this, partnered with measure, coloring, just about any white markings on the object with each other with status set in, that you just it appeared to be to acquired, and consequently any data. as being a, i would say the GeForce credit card is normally flippin' giant. for this reason sharp and moreover entirely spares in. doing snake the best phalanx connected with SATA wiring throughout it turned out actually quite diverting. You just could feature the look. combination gets started at noon electronic mall's middle structure. programs cost nothing. felt leaving measures without ever ideal facts and strategies, Coun. Ross Eadie agreed. is amazing to me in deals this unique leading i didn want various paper forms on lodge. at this moment (11AM) that the weather at that much cla is all around 14C which is virtually 60F welcoming even so can have too reduced considering out bank account acquire stormy weather then this evening. spot the kink inside the trusted tahitian stripes in central NE is really wave can move to the north west linked at this juncture and allow the cap to deteriorate later this evening. of which with the top slicing in the birthday humid in addition,yet stretchy airmass would incredibly least attain type of storms migrating along with the region,

related articles:
http://fotodenboer.nl
http://www.hawle-treppenlifte.de
http://toyoffers.co.uk
http://www.mkdsa.co.uk
http://www.fbckralupy.cz

Copyright © 2014 cheap michael kors. All Rights Reserved.Powered by nike free run.

Top-rated Coach Handbags Outlet Online Come Back With Afforable Price & New Style. coach outlet online Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Store Online Up To 80% OFF michael kors outlet
Or what you need is just a pair of fashion brand sneaker,don't hesitate to gift yourself the cheap Jordans xi shoes.
cheap jerseys wholesale nfl jerseys cheap jerseys china