David Cloninger

SEC Tournament Watch

Frank Martin has South Carolina headed toward another two-game bye in the SEC tournament.
Frank Martin has South Carolina headed toward another two-game bye in the SEC tournament. online@thestate.com

SEC TOURNAMENT

March 8-12 * Bridgestone Arena * Nashville, Tenn.

First round

March 8

Game 1 – No. 12 vs. No. 13, 7 p.m. (SEC Network)

Game 2 – No. 11 vs. No. 14, 25 minutes following conclusion of Game 1 (SEC Network)

Second round

March 9

Game 3 – No. 8 vs. No. 9, 1 p.m. (SEC Network)

Game 4 – No. 5 vs. Game 1 winner, 25 minutes following conclusion of Game 1 (SEC Network)

Game 5 – No. 7 vs. No. 10, 7 p.m. (SEC Network)

Game 6 – No. 6 vs. Game 2 winner, 25 minutes following conclusion of Game 1 (SEC Network)

Third round

March 10

Game 7 – No. 1 vs. Game 3 winner, 1 p.m. (SEC Network)

Game 8 – No. 4 vs. Game 4 winner, 25 minutes following conclusion of Game 1 (SEC Network)

Game 9 – No. 2 vs. Game 5 winner, 7 p.m. (SEC Network)

Game 10 – No. 3 vs. Game 6 winner, 25 minutes following conclusion of Game 1 (SEC Network)

Fourth round

March 11

Game 11 – Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Game 12 – Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 25 minutes following conclusion of Game 1 (ESPN)

Championship

March 12

Game 13 – Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

SEC STANDINGS (FEB. 18)

The SEC is halfway through league play. Here’s the SEC tournament bracket if it began today:

SEC TOURNAMENT

March 8-12 * Bridgestone Arena * Nashville, Tenn.

First round

March 8

Game 1 – No. 12 vs. No. 13, 7 p.m. (SEC Network)

Game 2 – No. 11 vs. No. 14, 25 minutes following conclusion of Game 1 (SEC Network)

Second round

March 9

Game 3 – No. 8 vs. No. 9, 1 p.m. (SEC Network)

Game 4 – No. 5 vs. Game 1 winner, 25 minutes following conclusion of Game 1 (SEC Network)

Game 5 – No. 7 vs. No. 10, 7 p.m. (SEC Network)

Game 6 – No. 6 vs. Game 2 winner, 25 minutes following conclusion of Game 1 (SEC Network)

Third round

March 10

Game 7 – No. 1 vs. Game 3 winner, 1 p.m. (SEC Network)

Game 8 – No. 4 vs. Game 4 winner, 25 minutes following conclusion of Game 1 (SEC Network)

Game 9 – No. 2 vs. Game 5 winner, 7 p.m. (SEC Network)

Game 10 – No. 3 vs. Game 6 winner, 25 minutes following conclusion of Game 1 (SEC Network)

Fourth round

March 11

Game 11 – Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Game 12 – Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 25 minutes following conclusion of Game 1 (ESPN)

Championship

March 12

Game 13 – Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

SEC STANDINGS (FEB. 18)

Florida 12-2

Kentucky 12-2

South Carolina 10-4

Alabama 9-5

Arkansas 9-5

Ole Miss 7-7

Tennessee 7-7

Vanderbilt 7-7

Georgia 6-8

Texas A&M 6-8

Auburn 5-9

Mississippi State 5-9

Missouri 2-12

LSU 1-13

IF THE TOURNAMENT BEGAN TODAY

Florida and Kentucky are tied for first place. They would each be named regular-season champion but the No. 1 seed would go to a tiebreaker. Florida beat Kentucky head-to-head.

Arkansas and Alabama are tied for fourth. Arkansas won the head-to-head.

Ole Miss, Tennessee and Vanderbilt are tied for sixth. Ole Miss and Tennessee went 2-1 against the others, and split their head-to-head. Each lost to Florida and Tennessee beat Kentucky. The Volunteers would be sixth.

Georgia and Texas A&M are tied for ninth. The Aggies won the head-to-head.

Auburn and Mississippi State are tied for 11th. Auburn won the head-to-head.

March 8

Game 1 – (12) Mississippi State vs. (13) Missouri

Game 2 – (11) Auburn vs. (14) LSU

Second round

March 9

Game 3 – (8) Vanderbilt vs. (9) Texas A&M

Game 4 – (5) Alabama vs. Game 1 winner

Game 5 – (7) Ole Miss vs. (10) Georgia

Game 6 – (6) Tennessee vs. Game 2 winner

Third round

March 10

Game 7 – (1) Florida vs. Game 3 winner

Game 8 – (4) Arkansas vs. Game 4 winner

Game 9 – (2) Kentucky vs. Game 5 winner

Game 10 – (3) South Carolina vs. Game 6 winner

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