2012 SEC Baseball Tournament- Day 3 Recap and Bracket Update
Day three of the 2012 SEC Baseball Tournament has come and gone. Yesterday’s results has set the table for what could be a thrilling Day four for SEC baseball fans.
Kentucky continued it’s run of excellence, topping arguably the hottest SEC team in Mississippi State, advancing to the Bracket One semifinal.
Mississippi State fell to the losers bracket, and will face off against top-seeded LSU, a team they already beat once in the tournament. LSU absolutely manhandled Ole Miss by the way of an 11-2 final score, eliminating the Rebels from the tourney.
Vanderbilt, historically good in SEC tournament play, continued it’s ways, knocking off third-seeded Florida. Florida falls into the loser bracket, and in a surprise elimination game, will face second-seeded South Carolina. The winner of that game will face off against Vandy on Saturday.
Earlier in the day, South Carolina topped Auburn in an elimination game advancing to take on the Gators.
Following is the updated bracket for Day 4.
UF Sweeps SEC All-Sports Trophy…Again
The Halifax Media Group’s Southeastern Conference All-Sport Standings were released earlier today, and, surprise! The Florida Gators athletic department has run away with the men’s, women’s, and overall standings for the 12th time in the history of the All-Sports Titles.
Winning any one of the three titles is an impressive feat in and of itself. With this year’s victory, the Gators will be bringing home the Overall Title for the 22nd time.
Florida, again sweeping the three titles for the 12th time, remains the only school in the nation’s best conference to take home all three in a single season.
Obviously, UF athletic director Jeremy Foley was ecstatic:
“Claiming the SEC All-Sports title is something we take a lot of pride in. The level of competition in the Southeastern Conference is so challenging, as so many league teams are among the top contenders for national titles. To win the trophy is a credit to the efforts of our coaches and their athletes.”
The standings are determined on a sliding points scale based on each school’s finish within the conference (12 points for first, 11 for second, etc.), and dividing that total by the number of sports participated in.
UF carries 16 sports. They totaled 156.5 points for an average of 9.78 points overall, edging out Georgia. The Bulldogs averaged 8.81 points, but no one really likes them anyways.
Here are the overall standings:
Florida – 9.78
Georgia – 8.81
LSU – 7.20
Tennessee – 7.20
Kentucky – 6.81
Alabama – 6.75
Arkansas – 6.70
Auburn – 6.53
South Carolina – 5.40
Ole Miss – 5.27
Mississippi State – 4.65
Vanderbilt – 4.35
Florida – 9.50
Georgia – 8.43
LSU – 7.86
Kentucky – 7.64
Auburn – 6.93
Arkansas – 6.75
Alabama – 6.39
Mississippi State – 6.25
Ole Miss – 5.83
Tennessee – 5.43
South Carolina – 4.93
Vanderbilt – 4.83
Florida – 10.00
Georgia – 9.11
Tennessee – 8.75
LSU – 8.22
Alabama – 7.11
Arkansas – 6.67
Auburn – 6.22
Kentucky – 6.17
South Carolina – 5.81
Ole Miss – 4.79
Vanderbilt – 3.93
Mississippi State – 3.29
Congrats Gator Nation!
Bobby Petrino Fired by Arkansas
Several sources close to the Razorbacks program have confirmed that Bobby Petrino has been fired by Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long.
Long will address the media at 8:15 PM ET to announce the latest decision by the University of Arkansas.
It was speculated that Petrino would be let go after being placed on paid leave, and after the recent surfacing of events that took place, including lying to authorities about Jessica Dorrell, fans and media thought that it was only a matter of time.
Next up for Arkansas, finding a coach to step in and keep the train rolling. The Razorbacks ascended as high as No. 3 last year, and looked to be in contention for the SEC Championship again this year. In four years under Petrino the Razorbacks were 34-17.