my good friend, John Calipari. In fact, they're not even the top seed in the tournament as it instead is Texas A&M.
So who will win the 2016 SEC Tournament? Here are my predictions.
First Round - Wednesday, March 9th
12 Tennessee vs. 13 Auburn - SEC Network, 8:00
Second Round - Thursday, March 10th
8 Florida vs. 9 Arkansas - SECN, 1:00
5 Vanderbilt vs. 13 Auburn - SECN, 3:30
7 Ole Miss vs. 10 Alabama - SECN, 7:00
6 Georgia vs. 11 Mississippi State - SECN, 9:30
Quarterfinals - Friday, March 11th
1 Texas A&M vs. 9 Arkansas - SECN, 1:00
Look for the Hogs to make this much closer than the Aggies would like. They did beat them earlier this year, mind you.
Pick: Texas A&M
4 LSU vs. 5 Vanderbilt - SECN, 3:30
As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, LSU is very much on the wrong side of the NCAA bubble right now. They'll need to win a couple of games at least if they want a shot. But with how they closed the regular season, I just don't see it.
2 Kentucky vs. 10 Alabama - SECN, 7:00
Avery Johnson has done some nice things in Tuscaloosa this year but he just doesn't have the horses to pull this off.
3 South Carolina vs. 6 Georgia - SECN, 9:30
They may not be in yet but Frank Martin has done quite a good in Columbia. Even though they did lose to Georgia at home on Thursday, I like them here.
Pick: South Carolina
Semifinals - Saturday, March 12th
1 Texas A&M vs. 5 Vanderbilt - ESPN, 1:00
The Commodores smoked the Aggies a month ago at home but then lost in College Station in the regular season finale. With the home crowd likely in their favor, I like Vandy.
2 Kentucky vs. 3 South Carolina - ESPN, 3:30
UK smacked the Gamecocks hard a month ago in Columbia and that probably does not bode well for an upset. And yet, I'm feeling it anyways.
Pick: South Carolina
Championship - Sunday, March 13th
3 South Carolina vs. 5 Vanderbilt - ESPN, 1:00
These two have only played once this season, a close win for SC at home. But that was when Vanderbilt was struggling but they have looked very good down the stretch. I like them winning the conference tournament on Sunday.