The Kentucky Wildcats did the Georgia Bulldogs a solid by consigning the Tennessee Volunteers to fifth place in the Eastern Division with a win in Knoxville on Sunday afternoon. As an extra added bonus, the Big Blue faithful taught the Big Orange faithful how to spell. (How much do Vols fans hate to spell? Their state name is nine characters long, but uses only four different letters.)
As I noted early this morning, the Wildcats’ second-place finish delivers a fourth seed in the SEC Tournament into the hands of the Bulldogs, who will open against the Auburn Tigers at 1:00 on Thursday afternoon. During the regular season, Georgia needed overtime to get by the Plainsmen in Stegeman Coliseum, but, with an NCAA Tournament bid likely hinging on the Athenians carding at least one win in Atlanta this week, the Red and Black hopefully will not have the same problems grounding the War Eagle in a building that is, after all, not called the Auburn Dome.
A full game preview will follow prior to Thursday’s action, but, for now, let’s be glad the Fox Hounds dodged a fifth-place finish in the East, and that they actually have a postseason to play for beyond the league tourney.