There's still a tiny glimmer of hope for a first round bye

Drew Franklinover 10 years


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There is still hope for a day off in Atlanta, thanks to those low-down, dirty snitches from Knoxville. Tennessee's win over Vanderbilt Tuesday night held the 'Dores at a one game lead over Kentucky, despite UK's epic loss last night to Arkansas.  The problem is, Kentucky now trails Vanderbilt and Georgia for that second seed.  In order to jump both teams, the Cats have to win out and get some help.  But it's doable. -- Georgia plays at Florida tonight.  If the Gators win, Georgia drops to a third place tie with Kentucky at 7-6. The Bulldogs have home games against South Carolina and LSU on the remaining schedule, followed by the season finale on the road against Alabama.  We need Georgia to lose tonight and at Bama - two very reasonable scenarios. -- Kentucky has to win out.  The Cats have two home games (31-0!) against Florida and Vanderbilt, and then the Vols in Knoxville on Steven Pearl Night.  Not an easy schedule by any means, but, Kentucky is capable of winning all three if they can avoid performances like last night's. -- Vanderbilt needs to lose two more.  One of those would be the game in Rupp Arena so we'll say one more.  Vandy's next game is at LSU (11-17) - that's a win.  Our only hope for a second loss is for the Commodores to lose in Memorial Gym on Senior Night against Florida. -- If Vanderbilt and Georgia only lose one and Kentucky wins out, it'll be a three-way tie for second place and it'll go to the SEC's tiebreaking system. The SEC will compare the total win-loss records among the three teams in the tie and Vanderbilt will claim the second seed thanks to its two wins over Georgia.  Kentucky's 2-2 record against Vandy and UGA will give the Cats the #3 seed. To make it simple... Root for Kentucky (obviously) and for Florida tonight and on March 5th. There's still hope!  Go Cats.

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