The 2017 Southeastern Conference Tournament will be held from March 8-12 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The Kentucky Wildcats enter the Southeastern Conference Tournament as not only the top overall seed, but as the two-time defending tournament champions.
Last season, Kentucky defeated Texas A&M, 82-77 in overtime to win the tournament. Current Phoenix Suns’ guard, Tyler Ulis was named MVP after scoring 30 points in the championship game. Entering the 2017 tournament, Kentucky’s top foes will be either Florida or Arkansas. Kentucky and Florida split their regular season meetings while the Wildcats beat Arkansas by 26 at Rupp Arena. Year-in, year-out Kentucky is a young team that tends to go through lapses, but this team is peaking at the right time. Expect a big effort from this team in the SEC Tournament.
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Outside of Kentucky, Florida, and Arkansas, there aren’t many strong contenders. South Carolina and Georgia have played well at times, but lack the firepower to play with the top three teams. Alabama, Ole Miss, and Vanderbilt are talented--and getting hot the right time could propel any of these teams to a deep tournament run. Playing in its home state, the Tennessee Volunteers will try to make some noise. Tennessee also handed Kentucky its first SEC loss of the season, an 82-80 decision in Knoxville. Expect a spirited atmosphere in Nashville for the SEC Tournament.
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