Waiting on the late game

The pre-game meal for Georgia is at 5 ET if you’re interested. Just rode the elevator with a couple of those guys. …

Atlanta seems to be getting some bashing for low turn-out at the SEC tournament. There seems to be a rush to get this event to Nashville.

I wondered if we might not see less attention to the inner workings of the tournament, and that has shown up in some areas but nothing the public would notice.

Bridgestone Arena in Nashville will no doubt provide a more intimate setting, but better teams on the floor will attract more fans regardless of the city. …

This from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. CSS will soon shut down, an interesting step in negotiations between Comcast and the coming SEC Network. …

Back to Georgia. It will be interesting to see where Kenny Paul Geno’s career goes. The recruitment of the former Booneville star was fun to follow, and Brandon Speck did a good job of following it. Georgia was Geno’s only SEC offer. He took it, and while his individual numbers are modest, he’s on a team that has a chance to play its way into the NCAA tournament. It’s a long shot, and it won’t happen if Ole Miss wins tonight. …

As I watched Alabama fall behind by double digits against LSU in the second half Friday I couldn’t help but think, “OK, when it gets to 2 minutes the Tide will play faster and catch up.” …

Joe Lunardi is projecting Michael White’s Louisiana Tech team as solidly in the NCAA tournament, a 12 seed in the Midwest Regional.

White was a popular Ole Miss player and assistant coach, and his name was quickly attached to the Auburn job when Tony Barbee was fired Wednesday night. Others were quickly attached too, but it’s worth keeping an eye on. White will be an attractive candidate wherever he goes. He’s friendly and well spoken but the biggest thing he’s done at La. Tech is win. He’s 53-13 in two years and has Tech playing Southern Miss in the CUSA quarters in El Paso in a couple of hours.

Speaking of Southern Miss, Donnie Tyndall’s name has been mentioned at Auburn too. …

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Karl Hungus

    Hotwire has a real good deal on rooms for Saturday night, since the Sharkbears will lose tonight, their rooms will be empty…up to 36% off. They’re calling it the Henderbrick special…since he shoots 36%.


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