SEC Network analysts thoughts on SEC in NCAA

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What  SEC Network analysts saying about the eight SEC teams that got bids into the NCAA Tournament.

Daymeon Fishback on Tennessee: “The 3-seed was well-deserved. This is a team that I believe has a quality opportunity to beat Wright State.”

Pat Bradley: “I’m optimistic about Auburn at least being able to get to the second weekend.”

Jimmy Dykes on Kentucky: “The SEC Champions come in at a 5 seed, but if you look ahead they’re going to be facing a possible monster matchup against Arizona. But this is a team that just continues to get better. They now know who they are. It’s a typical Coach Cal bracket. Everyone’s going to be coming at them and he knows it.”

Daymeon Fishback on Florida: “I love Florida’s guard play. Having a guard like Chris Chiozza with his ability to dissect defenses paired with his basketball IQ, coupled with guards as strong as KeVaughn Allen and Jalen Hudson, their guards will be key. Florida’s also defending at a high level right now.”

Bradley on Arkansas: “The three senior guards are going to lead the way for Arkansas. If you want to go far in the NCAA Tournament, you’ve got to have guards and you’ve got to have length.”

Dykes on Texas A&M-Providence matchup: “This will be a tough game for Texas A&M. Ever since they lost Duane Wilson, they’ve been susceptible to lose to anybody. If they can take care of the ball and Starks has a good FG-to-attempts ratio, and Williams gets fed the ball, they have a chance. But I’m telling you, this is a Providence team with a chip on their shoulder and they play tough as anyone in this bracket.”

Fishback on Miami-Missouri: “It’s going to be a ton of length on this court. Coach Leonard Hamilton does a fantastic job in preparing his team for moments like this. Michael Porter Jr will have to play a pivotal role in this game. Paint and turnovers will be crucial. It’ll be up and down, but defensively, it will be a physical game.”

Bradley on Alabama: “Collin Sexton is a tournament takeover kind of player, but Bama’s defensive versatility will be the game changer for them. Their ability to switch on the perimeter and spread offenses out, that’s crucial for them.”

Dykes: “The selection committee got this right for the Southeastern Conference with every team in between seeds 3 and 9.”


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