SEC staring at, gasp, a two-bid tourney

TAMPA, Fla. — It always shakes out in tournament basketball, right? There are winners and there are losers and there most certainly isn’t haggling.
In theory, anyway.
Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the SEC. For three days they’ve tried to untangle the season-long, 12-team pileup. Yet here we are, heading into championship Sunday, with these undeniable truths:

–LSU, the league’s regular-season champion, couldn’t make it out of the semifinals.

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3/14/09