Busting Brackets

8 players who can help their team advance in the SEC Tournament

Feb 3, 2024; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Antonio Reeves (12) drives to the
Feb 3, 2024; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Antonio Reeves (12) drives to the / Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports
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We’re counting down the last few days before Selection Sunday and the official beginning of March Madness with one last exciting week of games. Conference tournament season sees hundreds of schools fighting for their lives and building their potential to be invited to March Madness, and that’s certainly the case for several of the teams in the SEC.

This conference has been very top-heavy, with a select group of teams sitting near the top of both the league standings and national rankings in recent months. Tennessee secured the SEC regular season title with an impressive few months of play, but the four teams just a game behind them all tied for second place. There’s no shortage of power in this league with Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky, and South Carolina.

These teams will all head to the SEC Tournament in Nashville and it’s fair to say that there’s no overwhelming favorite this week. Any of those five teams could cut down the nets on Sunday and there’d be no shocker. You could even argue that a few other teams have the potential to make a run.

With those five teams firmly in the NCAA Tournament field, a few other programs are fighting on the bubble or their Tournament lives. They’ll need excellent showings this week and weekend in Nashville, needing their best players to play at the highest level.

As such, we’re spending some time focusing on a few players from the SEC we expect could have a big impact on the tournament. We’re considering some of the best talent in this league specifically as players that can boost or inspire wins against their SEC rivals in this event. While some teams boast many great players, we’re keeping this simple with just one player per team, with the players presented solely in alphabetical order.