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Curious to get your thoughts on how important the regular season SEC title is at this point. Florida is obviously banged up right now, and I think that's led many to the line of thinking that as long as the Gators get healthy for tournament time, the title isn't a huge deal.
But is that where you stand?
Personally, I feel like an SEC title in football is much more meaningful than in basketball, where winning an SEC title can be forgotten just like that if you lose in the first round of the Big Dance.
So I'm not sure how much these next few games really mean in the grand scheme of things. That said, I'm sure the players want to win it.
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I think winning the sec tournament is more appealing..atleast to me
Curious why. Seems to me like it's fairly meaningless to a team like Florida who is already safely in the NCAA Tournament field.
I definitely do want. I agree it's nothing like a football title but it's still quite an accomplishment
I would like to win out. Finish unbeaten in the O-Dome and win a rare one at Rupp. I think that last game is especially important, to prove that we can beat a quality team on the road.
I would also say that's a lot more important than winning the SEC tournament. Conference Tourneys aren't really that important, nor are they that good an indicator of NCAA tourney success. Look at FSU last year - huge run in the ACC tourney and they went home 2nd round.
Beatings will continue until morale improves
It's a banner, so it's important.
If we can't win both I'd rather win the league title than the league tournament.
league title is more important to me then league tournament...tournaments are always a crap shoot...and with resting players before the tourney...but i would love to have both!
just curious about the rules...the SEC title is given to the team that wins the SEC tournament...isnt it a bit unfair that teams like florida, who is at the top of the standings wouldnt win if we blow one game during the tournament? being at the top gives us the #1 seed and easiest way to the finals, but flukes happen more often in basketball...atleast in football, who plays for the conference title is determined with the teams that have won the most conference games. In that sense, isnt there something wrong with the idea that teams like UGA or Vandy that have lost way more times could win if the top teams lose by flukes? do they really deserve to be called "SEC Champions"?
Two different things. There's the SEC champion (or co-champions) given to the regular season winner.... and the SEC Tournament champion who gets the league's automatic bid. The SEC recognizes its champion as the regular season winner, but the NCAA recognizes it as the conference tournament winner.
Winning the banner (Regular season title) means the most. Kids get a ring for SEC Champs. Means your are the best. Winning a tournament is nice, but typically means you got on a hot streak.
It's important , the next three games need to be wins .
Marginally important. Players come here to have success in March Madness. Does anyone truly remember that Tennessee finished ahead of Florida in the SEC East, and beat the Gators twice in 2006, or that Florida won the national championship? Playoff sports marginalize the regular season, in college and the pros, there is little debate about it. The players may get a ring, but frankly, if they don't make it out of the first weekend in the NCAA Tournament, it ain't going to mean much.
yeah need more banners for recruits to see from our remodeled Odome. it is the utmost importance to me that we win the regular season and tournament.
Ohhh let's doooo it
ooorrrannngeeee and bluuueee it
Hell yes it is important. One less banner Kentucky can hang up and brag about.
With bloated conferences and less true rivalry games, conference championships become even less meaningful. here are the words from Billy Donovan himself:
“The one thing that has happened, which has been a little bit unfortunate, is when I was first in this league (as an assistant coach beginning in 1989) at Kentucky, we played everyone twice and it was before the expansion of South Carolina and Arkansas and obviously (Texas) A&M and Missouri,” Donovan said. “There was home-and-away (series) and there was a legitimate, true champion.
“The thing now that is a little bit different is when you’re looking at the leagues around the country, and not only in our league, but there is this unbalanced schedule. Everybody is not playing the same teams home and away (series), so it kind of – I don’t want to say diminished it – but it’s kind of taken away the focus of it with this expansion . . . maybe it doesn’t have the same value.”
Means more to the fans perhaps. And I doubt recruits are very excited when they see that 1989 SEC championship banner. In all honesty, the most important thing on campus to a recruit is the practice facility/locker room/player lounge/weight room, etc. This is where they spend the bulk of the time. Even the playing arena, they only play 15 games in, they live every day in the practice facility.
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