Category Archives: SEC

Big Blue Links for April 18

Big Blue Links for Friday: At his press conference Thursday morning, John Calipari said that the NCAA blocked an idea in which the Kentucky coach and his wife would set up a fund to help the education of his former … Continue reading

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First Cuonzo Martin, now Frank Haith

This week appears to be “Escape from the SEC” time for league basketball coaches. First it was Cuonzo Martin exiting Tennessee. Now it’s Frank Haith exiting Missouri. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reports that Haith is in final negotiations to accept the … Continue reading

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BBL: More basketball comings and goings

Big Blue Links for Friday: Connecticut has brought the most pain for Kentucky in recent years Rod Strickland will be joining Orlando Antigua’s staff at South Florida UK signees Towns and Lyles will play on national TV Saturday A Sea … Continue reading

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BBL: Kentucky, Wisconsin look ahead to North Texas

Big Blue Links for Tuesday mixes some forward-looking fodder about this Final Four thing coming up this weekend, plus some look backs at last weekend with Cuonzo Martin, Florida and UK bonus money thrown in for good measure.

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BBL: Julius Randle, Manhappiness and Vols advance

Big Blue Links for Thursday: Julius Randle leans on long-time mentor for inspiration, instruction Bruce Weber has found Manhappiness at Kansas State  Willie Cauley-Stein almost ended up at Kansas State Some NCAA Tournament notes as the dance begins Youthful Kentucky … Continue reading

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BBL: Media picks, Bruce Pearl and Tennessee play-in

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Media picks for the 2014 NCAA Tournament My column says Bruce Pearl’s return just what SEC needs Joe Medley says Pearl is best answer for tough Auburn job Ron Higgins says SEC needs Pearl as … Continue reading

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How SEC teams are playing heading into tournament

A quick look at how SEC teams are playing heading into the tournament, which starts tonight in Atlanta. 1. Florida (18-0): Let’s see, the Gators are the No. 1 ranked team in the nation, unbeaten regular season conference champs, winners … Continue reading

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Bracketologists see Kentucky as a 6 or 7

ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi is out with his latest brackets and has Kentucky as a No. 7 seed in the Midwest Region. Lunardi has the Cats opening play in St. Louis against No. 10 seed Pittsburgh. The winner would play … Continue reading

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SEC: Tournament features teams in desperation mode

SEC links for Monday: Matthew Harris of the Baton Rouge Advocate writes that desperation is the flavor of this SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament. Florida, Kentucky and possibly Tennessee are in the NCAA Tourney field. The rest are scrambling. Alabama’s special … Continue reading

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Final SEC basketball regular season standings

Related link: SEC basketball game-by-game results and leaders in Excel

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