2012 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament is set

Kentucky dropped Florida 74-59 in Gainesville today, and with that win the Wildcats finish the SEC season undefeated at 16-0.

Now that the conference regular season has officially ended, fans can turn their attentions to the SEC Tournament, which begins this Thursday in New Orleans.

Georgia, slated as the 11-seed, wound up drawing 6-seeded Mississippi State in the 9:00PM CT night-cap of the Thursday session (which will be 10:00PM locally).

Of the six SEC teams in the bottom half of the conference, I’d say that the #10 Auburn Tigers probably have the best path to the semifinals, facing Ole Miss in round one (and potentially Tennessee in round two and avoiding Kentucky altogether through the first two rounds).

I’ll have a write-up on the Missy State game later in the week, but I wanted to gauge everybody’s feelings about UGA’s chances in this year’s tournament using the poll below.