Excuse me, I have to dash the hopes of millions of fans.
Congratulations to the Mississippi State Bulldogs, who won the SEC Tournament today with a victory against Tennessee.
And, in the process, destroyed the fleeting bubble hopes of Auburn, South Carolina, et al, along with other teams across the country.
Mississippi State gets the SEC's automatic bid. LSU and Tennessee also get in, or so goes the consensus. Everyone else in the league stays home -- or, goes to the NIT, which is only slightly better than staying home.