The SEC tournament tips off tomorrow and the first game on the slate is Kentucky and Ole Miss, the Rebels handed UK their first SEC loss of the season in their only matchup this season back in January. Jodie Meeks came into the game as the hottest player in the country just two weeks after his 54 point outburst, but the Rebels became the first team really all season that game planned around Meeks and not Patterson. This defense was key as they held Meeks to just 4-15 shooting and limited him to just 21 points half of which came from the charity stripe. Ole Miss is sure to show much of the same in tomorrow’s matchup against the Cats. To win the Cats have to find a way to get some open looks for Meeks and when he gets open he needs to hit the shot. This is a team that knows they have to win out to make the field of 65 so I look for a hungry team to ready to play as they do not want play in the NIT.
One other thing I encourage is relax and just enjoy the game tomorrow, give your kid a half day from school bring him home and just enjoy the game. Have fun watching two of the best players in the nation play for out school, this season in no way has gone the way any of us wanted and we all know that, but I just have this feeling that these next 4 days could be very special for this basketball program. 4 straight wins and the last 2 weeks could be erased from all our memories as we would be dancing for the 18th straight year. And in order to do that it all starts with giving a little payback to the Rebels.