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Tuesday Question: One of Postseason Prognostication

Generally, we are the "authors" of "content" around here - "here" being a blog and not a message board. Recognize, we do, that you've come here not to contribute, but to consume. Nevertheless, there is the sporadic occasion where, either for our benefit or for to exercise the thinkifiers of the masses, we ask you a question. Today's question is . . .


How many games do you predict the Ole Miss Rebels will win in the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament?

We're a three seed in the championship tournament of a college basketball "power conference," yet we're still on the NCAA tournament bubble. Sound perfectly appropriate for Ole Miss basketball? Does it sound even more appropriate when you consider that, had we not lost in the regular season to three of the four lowest seeds in this same tournament, we'd be the SEC regular season champions?

Sorry, that's just me belaboring a point. Regardless, the Rebels are still on the outside looking in to an NCAA tournament bid, and will need some SEC tournament magic to get over that hump. Their first game is this Friday at 9:00 PM Central on ESPN3, and it will be against either Mizzou, Texas A&M, or Auburn - so most likely Mizzou. If they win that, they will then play Kentucky, Vanderbilt, or Arkansas. If they win that game, they will face one of the other seven teams in the SEC for the tournament title (bracket is hyah).

Some postulate that the Rebels need to win one game to get in. Others say at least two. And, of course, if the Rebs win three, they'll earn the conference's auto-bid. Any such scenario seems like a fairly tall task at this point, especially considering Kennedy's penchant for losing "must-win" games and this team having the worst draw of any in the SEC for this tourney.

So, Rebel fans, considering that, how many games will this team win in the SEC Basketball Tournament?

[And don't forget to post up at your local 'Bees for bold flavors, top shelf margs to get loose and conversational, and a primo babe peepin' situaish during the SEC basketball tournament. Full spread, the works, everything really. Man.]