Paul Finebaum gave his prediction for how many SEC teams will appear in the NCAA Tournament.
On Monday, the noted ESPN analyst spoke on WJOX 94.5 FM and delivered his prediction for how many squads from the conference will make appearances in the event. He’s rather bullish on the conference’s showing come March. Still, he added a caveat to his comments.
“I would probably go with eight right now,” Finebaum said on the radio appearance. “I think that’s what the projections are. There are going to be some losing streaks going into the tournament.
“It’s not so much of how many you get in, it’s where they are and whether they survive the first weekend. If you have 10 teams in, and they’re all out by the end of the second round, you really haven’t accomplished very much.”
That’s a good take from Finebaum, and there’s quite of bit of wisdom in that message. Auburn, Tennessee, Florida, Missouri, Alabama, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Texas A&M and perhaps Arkansas look to be in good shape to be in college basketball’s showcase event.
The SEC has proven to be a strong basketball conference this season. Still, much of the conference’s memory from the 2017-18 campaign will be determined by how well its teams perform when the spotlight is at its brightest in March.
Click below to hear Finebaum’s full interview:
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