In less than 2 hours Kentucky and Ole Miss tipoff in one of the most wide open and subsequently important SEC basketball tournaments in recent memory. There is no clear cut favorite, anyone can win this thing (see UGa in 2008) and this has to be the least amount of teams with a secure spot in the NCAAs in recent memory. Not to mention seeding, where no team is guaranteed even a top four but LSU could move up to that line with a win on Sunday.
Kentucky (East 4) vs. Ole Miss (West 5) - Kentucky has been the only team to sell out their allotment of tickets so the stands for this first game should be all big blue. Kentucky wins this one as they are playing for their tournament lives and maybe Billy Gillespie's job.
Mississippi State (West 3) vs. Georgia (East 6) - Georgia can't be taken lightly as they proved last year and while their SEC record this year is horrible, they have risen up on a couple of occasions and beaten Florida and Kentucky in Lexington. Bulldogs win, Mississippi State that is.
Alabama (West 4) vs. Vanderbilt (East 5) - Vandy is the most schizophrenic team team in the SEC this year as they will lose to Georgia then turn right around and beat South Carolina and LSU right afterwards. They come in winning their last 3 so I think they are due for a letdown. Alabama advances due to their size inside.
Florida (East 3) vs. Arkansas (West 6) - There aren't many teams in the country that can say they have beaten Oklahoma and Texas but Arkansas can. But those two wins equal their total SEC wins this season...pathetic. Florida needs this win or their bubble will burst. And they'll get it. Big.