February 1st, 2013 01:47 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
Tags: March Madness, Memorial Magic, NCAA, RPI
A quick look at this weekend’s SEC basketball action through the lens of the RPI…
Auburn (8-12, 2-5, RPI 221) at Missouri (15-5, 4-3, RPI 29), 1:30pm ET – A Missouri loss could seriously damage it’s RPI. Just playing a team in the 200s will hurt Mizzou’s strength of schedule.
Georgia (9-11, 3-4, RPI 145) at South Carolina (12-8, 2-5, RPI 186), 1:30pm ET – Nothing to see here with regards to March Madness. But will one of these teams score 50 on the other one?
Tennessee (11-8, 3-4, RPI 75) at Arkansas (12-8, 3-4, RPI 104), 4:00pm ET – The Razorbacks are in the deeper RPI hole, but both teams’ NCAA hopes are on life support. The loser of this game will likely have its plug pulled.
Alabama (12-7, 5-2, RPI 60) at Vanderbilt (8-11, 2-5, RPI 139), 4:00pm ET – Barely on the NCAA Tourney bubble at the moment, Bama can’t afford to fall under the spell of “Memorial Magic” tomorrow.
LSU (11-8, 2-5, RPI 126) at Mississippi State (7-12, 2-5, RPI 231), 5:30pm ET – There are no NCAA hopes to discuss in this one.
Kentucky (14-6, 5-2, RPI 49) at Texas A&M (13-7, 3-4, RPI 77), 6:00pm ET– A win could provide UK some much needed momentum over the final month-and-a-half of the regular season. A&M needs every win it can get to get back onto the NCAA bubble.
Ole Miss (17-3, 6-1, RPI 45) at Florida (17-2, 7-0, RPI 5), 7:00pm ET – An Ole Miss upset would provide a huge RPI boost. The Gators’ hopes of a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament could take a hit with a loss.
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