The SEC Tournament begins next week with a 14-team field for the first time in its history. And if everything stays the same, the Kentucky Wildcats will be a 2-seed heading to Nashville, Tenn. next weekend. As of Tuesday night, they’re slated to play next Friday night against the winner of Arkansas and Vanderbilt in the quarterfinal.
The Cats could hold onto that 2-seed with two wins to close out the season. A win Thursday against Georgia will guarantee no worse than a 3-seed, ensuring a double-bye.
It is all highly dependent on UK’s final two games. They controlled their own destiny to a 1-seed and the SEC regular season title before losing to Arkansas Saturday. So, as long as Florida beats Vanderbilt at home Wednesday, the 2-seed will be the best option for the Cats.