NCAA Tournament Predictions for each SEC Team

In this article, I predict how far each of the eight SEC teams will make it in the NCAA Tournament. Whether it be the regular season SEC champion Tennessee Volunteers led by Dalton Knecht, or the up-start South Carolina Gamecocks, an eight bid league bodes well for some, and not for others.

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Eight teams from the SEC are in the NCAA Tournament, which is an all-time record. This speaks to the recent elevation in success of the conference overall which is now amongst the elite in college basketball.

Whether it be the Tennessee Volunteers who are a two seed and regular in the tournament, or the up-start South Carolina Gamecocks who are making their first appearance since the 2016-2017 season, everyone has a chance. That is what makes March Madness what it is.

In this article, I give my predictions not on who will beat who, but simply how far each of the eight SEC teams will make it in the tournament.

Here is how I think each SEC team will perform in March Madness

Tennessee Volunteers (2 Seed) – The Vols coached by Rick Barnes are a frequent participant in the NCAA Tournament over the past several seasons. The problem is historically under Barnes, they never make if far.

Do not expect this year to be any different. With the Vols seemingly only having one primary option in  SEC Player of the Year, Dalton Knecht, look for them to be a second round exit this year.

Kentucky Wildcats (3 Seed) – Head Coach John Calipari is paralleled by very few in the SEC when it comes to the best head coaches in the league.

Despite an earlier SEC Tournament exit than anticipated, look for the Wildcats to make a deep tournament run with three players over seven feet, and a guard in Reed Sheppard that appears to help the team be rounding into form at the right time.