LSU Bye in SEC tourney

Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by MikeD, Mar 10, 2003.

  1. MikeD

    MikeD Sports Genius

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2002
    Messages:
    3,334
    Likes Received:
    36
    With Georgia out of the tourney, I've read a couple of places that LSU might get a bye for the 1st round of the tourney since they are the next highest seed. I think that LSU could have benefited from a first round victory.
     
  2. MobileBengal

    MobileBengal Founding Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2002
    Messages:
    3,046
    Likes Received:
    345
  3. MikeD

    MikeD Sports Genius

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2002
    Messages:
    3,334
    Likes Received:
    36
    Check that, Tennessee will get a bye not LSU. This according to Andy Katz on Sportscenter. Also of note is that Jon Higgins was declared ineligible for postseason play. It sounds very similar to Tony Gipson but he was suspended in January. Doesn't seem fair to me.
     
  4. lsu99

    lsu99 whashappenin

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2001
    Messages:
    3,015
    Likes Received:
    343
    Don't know if that bracket is final, but

    I would think that we'd get in over the Auburn/Tenn loser even if we would lose to Florida. However, should Tenn be rewarded with a victory over a weak opponent like we would've over Vandy? I know the committee looks at a lot of things but I like our chances now against the other bubbles, Bama, AU, Tenn. However, the SEC tourney could change things. I'll be pulling for those three to lose early.
     
  5. TennesseeTiger

    TennesseeTiger Founding Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2002
    Messages:
    3,281
    Likes Received:
    23
    Yep...that's true. It was reported here in Knoxville this afternoon.
     
  6. dallastigers

    dallastigers Founding Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2002
    Messages:
    1,361
    Likes Received:
    1
    New bracket from LSUsports.net
     
  7. MikeD

    MikeD Sports Genius

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2002
    Messages:
    3,334
    Likes Received:
    36
    If they are basing that Tennessee gets a bye on overall record, why aren't we playing Vandy instead of Arkansas. Now, Bama gets to play Vandy (worst team in the league) even though we have a better record. We should get to play Vandy and Bama should play Arkansas.
     
  8. J_Oats

    J_Oats Founding Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2001
    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    1
    Wow did Tennessee luck out - they get a bye, then get to play a weak 2 seed, looks like they have improved their chances of getting in the Tourney.
     
  9. BayouBengal

    BayouBengal Founding Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2002
    Messages:
    1,612
    Likes Received:
    2
    Tenn was one game better than us in SEC play. That is what I am assuming they based it on.
     
  10. MikeD

    MikeD Sports Genius

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2002
    Messages:
    3,334
    Likes Received:
    36
    I'm fine with Tennessee getting a bye. However, I am complaining that Bama gets to play a worse team (Vandy 3-13) than we do (Arky 4-12) even though we are the higher seed.
     

Share This Page