Stuart McNair

Alabama is one of five SEC teams with 8-8 league records

Alabama can improve position for SEC Tournament, and perhaps NCAA Tourney

Alabama is not going to win the 2016 Southeastern Conference championship in men’s basketball. But Coach Avery Johnson’s Crimson Tide is not going to finish 13th in the 1`4-team league, either, and it was that next-to-last spot where almost all pre-season predictions had Bama.

 

Two games remain for each team in SEC regular season play, games being played Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, before al 14 teams are in action on the final day, Saturday. All teams will play one home game and one road game this week.

 

Texas A&M and Kentucky are tied at the top with 11-5 records and three teams – South Carolina, LSU, and Vanderbilt – have 10-6 marks.

 

Alabama is one of five teams with 8-8 records, and the Crimson Tide plays two of those other 8-8 teams this week. Although Bama Coach Avery Johnson pointed out Tuesday that his team “is not results-driven,” Alabama can help itself in its SEC Tournament seeding (the tournament is March 9-12 in Nashville) and in the NCAA Tournament conversation with wins this week.

 

Alabama hosts Arkansas at 8 p.m. CST Wednesday and closes out regular season play Saturday at Georgia (4 p.m. EST, 3 p.m. central time).

 

Here are the records and remaining games for SEC teams:

 

Texas A&M (11-5) -- @ Auburn (3-1), Vanderbilt (3-5)

Kentucky (11-5) -- @ Florida (3-1), LSU (3-5)

South Carolina (10-6) – Georgia (3-3), @ Arkansas (3-5)

LSU (10-6) – Missouri (3-1), @ Kentucky (3-5)

Vanderbilt (10-6) – Tennessee (3-1), @ Texas A&M (3-5)

Florida (8-8) – Kentucky (3-1), @ Missouri (3-5)

Ole Miss (8-8) – Mississippi State (3-2), @ Tennessee (3-5)

Alabama (8-8) – Arkansas (3-2), @ Georgia (3-5)

Georgia (8-8) -- @ South Carolina (3-3), Alabama (3-5)

Arkansas (8-8) -- @ Alabama (3-2), South Carolina (3-5)

Tennessee (6-10) -- @ Vanderbilt (3-1), Ole Miss (3-5)

Mississippi State (6-10) -- @ Ole Miss (3-2), Auburn (3-5)

Auburn (5-11) – Texas A&M (3-1), @ Mississippi State (3-5)

Missouri (3-13) -- @ LSU (3-1), Florida (3-5)


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