SEC title not Cats' No. 1 goal

League tournament can make or break NCAA hopes for some

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari would be happy to celebrate a Southeastern Conference tournament title Sunday afternoon in Nashville, but he admits his mind wouldn't be on the trophy.

Not with the NCAA tournament selection show just a couple of hours away.

"We're playing for a seed. That's what we're playing for," Calipari said. "Now, we'd like to win this tournament, but it's not the end-all for us. Our whole goal is that seed, and if we lose our first game, we're not going to be a No. 1 seed. If we win the first and lose the second, then I think we've done enough to get that 1 seed."

The Wildcats won 10 of 13 SEC tournaments from 1992 to 2004 but none since, as Florida took three straight before Georgia won in '08 and Mississippi State last year.