I’d post a picture of chalk, but then Mississippi State went off and lost to Georgia. Georgia? Yes, Georgia. LSU beat Arkansas, which was bound to happen because the game took place outside the confines of Fayetteville. Alabama tried really hard to lose to South Carolina, but South Carolina did what South Carolina do and sucked at playing basketball in 2012. Auburn/Ole Miss wasn’t as wacky as I thought because the Tigers are awful at scoring (even without Varez Ward ZING) and Murphy Holloway is not.
Mississippi State has no excuse. They’re way better than Georgia in almost every way. One thing that the Dawgs do better than the Dogs, though, is play really hard and with a sense of purpose, even though that purpose still ends up in a dry offensive possession more often than not. I’d still like to see State make the Dance, but they’d probably still lose in the first or second round anyway, so maybe letting someone else play is a better idea.
LSU vs. Kentucky: Despite LSU’s best efforts to concuss Anthony Davis, Kentucky beat the shit out of the Tigers at home earlier this year. Anthony Hickey, LSU’s talented point guard from Hopkinsville, KY, said something yesterday to the effect of “It’ll be easier this time, we’re playing them in our own back yard,” to which Twitter impresario responded “I guess the first time they played in your living room,” which was funnier than anything I could come up with. This game should be over by halftime.
Alabama vs. Florida:Alabama can totally win this game if they can defend the perimeter. Jamychal Green matches up really well with Patric Young. I got pulled over by the cops in Huntsville once but got out of the ticket because ROLL TAHHHDE.
Ole Miss v. Tennessee:This should be a good game because, again, these two teams have somewhat similar frontcourts. Tennessee, however, can shoot, and Ole Miss kind of can’t. I do like what the Rebs have done so far this year, and Andy Kennedy may be doing just enough to stick around for another couple seasons. However, UT is better at this point. Both teams, with a win, will really help their bubble stay intact, so I think that motivation factor is a wash at this point.
Georgia vs. Vanderbilt:Georgia is probably going to try to hit the Dores in the mouth a lot because they certainly don’t out-talent them. Vandy’s probably gonna win, but Georgia isn’t gonna give up by any means. This’ll either be a last minute struggle or, if Vandy decides they want to execute, an ass kicking of epic proportions a la Ole Miss earlier this season. Either way, Dores win.
Enjoy the games!