The 2015-16 SEC regular season is over, and the Texas A&M Aggies and Kentucky Wildcats are your co-champions.
TAMU clinched its share first, taking down the Vanderbilt Commodores 76-67. Jalen Jones led the way with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Tyler Davis backed him up with 16 points. Wade Baldwin IV and Damian Jones each led Vandy with 11 points. The Aggies have their first share of a regular season conference championship since sharing the 1986 Southwest Conference (R.I.P.) title with TCU and Texas.
Kentucky then got its half of the title by blowing past the LSU Tigers 94-77. UK dominated every aspect: the 'Cats shot better (52.8% to 45.2%), rebounded more (45 to 29), and had more assists (26 to nine). Jamal Murray's 22 points included shooting 6/7 from deep, while Tyler Ulis logged 14 points with 14 assists. Tim Quarterman's 23 led all scorers, while Ben Simmons turned in one more regular season double-double with 17 and 11.
Though the teams officially share the league title, Texas A&M earned the 1-seed in the SEC Tournament by being 1-0 against Kentucky on the season. LSU got the final double bye with the 4-seed, while Vandy had to settle for the 5-seed.
The state of Mississippi had a strong day, as the Ole Miss Rebels beat the Tennessee Volunteers 83-60 and the Mississippi State Bulldogs knocked off the Auburn Tigers 79-66. Those results locked MSU into the final SEC Tournament bye with the 11-seed and sent AU and UT to the tourney's first round game. Ole Miss propelled itself up to the 7-seed.
The South Carolina Gamecocks and Florida Gators halted their recent skids (for now) with road wins. Carolina beat the Arkansas Razorbacks 76-61, while UF finished off the Missouri Tigers 82-72. The win for Carolina, when combined with LSU and Vandy's losses, put the Gamecocks in the 3-seed. Florida's win made the team avoid the 10-seed and instead put the Gators into the 8-seed. They'll face the 9-seed Razorbacks in their first game in Nashville.
We'll have complete coverage of the SEC Tournament bracket coming soon.