SEC Basketball: A Question for Every Team, from Alabama to Vanderbilt

Gary BrownCorrespondent IIFebruary 22, 2011

LOUISVILLE, KY - DECEMBER 31:  Brandon Knight #12 of the Kentucky Wildcats dribbles the ball during the game against the Louisville Cardinals at the KFC Yum! Center on December 31, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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SEC basketball has entered the final stretch of conference play, and as things begin to wrap up before the start of the SEC and NCAA tournaments, there is at least one question for each team (in some cases, more).

One is enough for today, though.


Anthony Grant’s team will at least tie for the SEC West title. Will they have done enough at the end of the season to get a bid to the Big Dance?



 Losing to Alabama Saturday left the Razorbacks with an SEC record of 5-7.

Coach John Pelphrey has a boatload of talented recruits coming to Fayetteville next year. Does Arkansas let him return next season to coach, or cut him loose at the end of this season?


The Tigers are 9-17 overall, but took wins over Florida State and Mississippi State.

Did Auburn move the ball forward in basketball this season?



 Florida has been just about what people expected this year. Will they be able to exceed those expectations in the NCAA Tournament?



 When last season ended, Georgia fans were happy with Mark Fox as their head coach. This year, do they still think he is the man for the future of Georgia basketball?



Remember when the Tigers were one of the featured programs in the SEC?

When will LSU be a player in the conference again?



The safe bet is that Kentucky’s top two scorers (Terrence Jones and Brandon Knight) head to the NBA at the end of the season. Most don’t believe Doron Lamb will, but the possibility remains that he will turn pro, as well.

Is there a point where Kentucky basketball fans grow tired of their squad being more like a summer travel team than the Wildcats of old?


Mississippi State

Renardo Sidney has been a difficult player for Rick Stansbury, to say the least, but the coach has stood beside him through all the problems.

Will Sidney reward Stansbury’s loyalty and return for a second season in Starkville?


Ole Miss

Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy talked about how his team needed to relax and stop “foaming at the mouth” prior to its game with Mississippi State. After losing to the Bulldogs, 71-58, do you think he might want them to start again?


South Carolina

 The Gamecocks can grab offensive rebounds and block shots.

How is it possible for them to be dead last in the conference in defensive rebounding?



 Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant was suspended for the balance of a season when it was determined he lied to NCAA investigators.

Why was Bruce Pearl not suspended for the season, and how did Pearl manage to not be fired by Tennessee’s leadership?



 The Commodores have been ranked for five straight weeks now. Can Vandy get past the first round of the NCAA Tournament this year?

Answers coming soon. 


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