I have always said, I will take an ugly win over a fantastic loss. Tennessee was in that category as they really did not get into the flow of their first round SEC Tournament game against LSU.
Wayne Chism led the way with 17 points and 11 rebounds, and doing everything he could to fire the Vols up and lead them to victory. Brian Williams answered the call, pulling down a career high 14 rebounds, while Bobby Maze scored 14 points, nine of them from the free throw line late to seal the win.
Bottom line is, Tennessee will have to play much better today against an Ole Miss team that has won four straight games and are squarely on the bubble. A win over Tennessee would definitely help their resume. Meanwhile, if Tennessee can keep winning they might just move up in the seeding from a 4 to a 3, and if they win the whole shindig, they might move up to a 2 seed.
Kentucky over Alabama/Tennessee over Ole Miss/Florida over Mississippi State/Vanderbilt over Florida
Enjoy the games and the Madness!