Top 10 SEC Tournament Performances From the Last 10 Years

The SEC tournament starts today, so why not do a top 10 list to kick it off. We looked back through the last 10 years and picked out the 10 best individual performances. So with no further adieu lets go:

10. Joe Crawford 2008

We all remember this as the tornado game. It was postponed and moved from the Georgia Dome to the Alexander Memorial Coliseum on Georgia Tech’s campus. UK lost in overtime to Georgia 60-56. Joe Crawford had 25 points, 6 rebounds, and 1 assist.

9. Jodie Meeks 2009

In the first round of 2009 Jodie went off and scored 25 points. He also had 1 rebound, 3 assists, and 1 steal. UK went on to win the game 71-58

The cats lost the next game to Mississippi State in overtime 84-82. Jodie put together another solid performance in this games as he went for 14 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 6 steals.

8. John Wall 2010

UK played against Alabama in the 2nd round of 2010. The Wildcats defeated Alabama 73-67 behind a stellar performance by the freshman point guard John Wall. John went for 23 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists in the victory. John was named MVP of the tournament.

7. Erik Daniels 2004

UK played against South Carolina in the 3rd round of the tournament and beat them 78-63. Erik Daniels was the standout on this day with 21 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals.

6. Patrick Patterson 2009

The Wildcats beat Ole Miss 71-58 in the 1st round of the tournament. Patrick Patterson was the star of the game for the Cats. Went had 15 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 3 blocks. The wildcats went on to lose in the next round to LSU 58-67.

5. Randolph Morris 2007

This game would be much higher on the list had the Cats won. They played against Mississippi State in the 2nd round and lost in overtime 84-82. Randolph had an absolute monster game finishing with 29 points, 15 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 3 blocks.

4. Demarcus Cousins 2010

This wasn’t one of the best games when it came to filling the stat sheet, but sometimes the stat sheet doesn’t matter. When Boogie tipped John Wall’s three point miss in and forced the game to overtime, Big Cuz was tackled by John thinking they had won the game. Cuz came out of it with a broken nose and eventually, the win. The Cats beat Mississippi State in overtime 75-74. Demarcus finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 blocks. Those 2 points at the end of regulation are what got him on this list.

Remember this:

3. Keith Bogans.2001-2003

Keith was a winner. I forgot the kinds of numbers he put up until I started doing research for this list. The #3 spot is dedicated to Keith. In 2001 he played 3 games in the tourney and won all 3. He had 23 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals in the first round, 23 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal in the second round, and 19 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 block in the championship. In 2003 he had 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists in the second round against Vanderbilt and 22 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block against Mississippi State in the championship game. Keith was named MVP of the tournament.

2. Chuck Hayes 2004

UK played against Florida in the championship game and Chuck showed up to play. He ended up with 23 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists. Nothing is better than beating Florida. Nothing.

1. Tayshaun Prince 2001

Tayshaun absolutely owned this championship game. Kentucky beat Ole Miss 77-55 in a complete rout. Tayshaun ended up with 26 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, and 1 block. Tayshaun was named MVP of the tournament.

That's right Tay. Celebrate. You are the winner of today's list.

Honorable Mention:

Darius Miller. 2011

Tournament MVP. 3 games.

  1. 15 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal
  2. 10 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block
  3. 15 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks

Jamaal Magloire. 2000

16 points, 13 rebounds, 2 blocks in a 2nd round loss to Arkansas.

Cliff Hawkins. 2004

23 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals in a 2nd round win against Georgia.

Gerald Fitch. 2004

24 points and 3 rebounds in a 3rd round win against South Carolina.

Anyone I forgot and you think they should be on the list. Put it in the comments and we will discuss it.

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