David Cloninger

SEC Women’s Tournament Watch

South Carolina is still firmly in front in the SEC standings.
South Carolina is still firmly in front in the SEC standings. tglantz@thestate.com

The SEC is in its second half of the league season so it’s time to see how the SEC tournament would stack up if it began today.

SEC WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT

March 2-6 * Veterans Memorial Arena * Jacksonville, Fla.

First Round

March 2

Game 1 – No. 12 vs. No. 13, 11 a.m. (SEC Network)

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

Second Round

March 3

Game 3 – No. 8 vs. No. 9, noon (SEC Network)

Game 4 – No. 5 vs. Game 1 winner, 25 minutes following conclusion of Game 3 (SEC Network)

Game 5 – No. 10 vs. No. 7, 6 p.m. (SEC Network)

Game 6 – No. 6 vs. Game 2 winner, 25 minutes following conclusion of Game 5 (SEC Network)

Third Round

March 4

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

Game 8 – No. 4 vs. Game 4 winner, 25 minutes following conclusion of Game 7 (SEC Network)

Game 9 – No. 2 vs. Game 5 winner, 6 p.m. (SEC Network)

Game 10 – No. 3 vs. Game 6 winner, 25 minutes following conclusion of Game 9 (SEC Network)

Fourth Round

March 5

Game 11 – Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 5 p.m. (ESPNU)

Game 12 – Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 25 minutes following conclusion of Game 3 (ESPNU)

Championship

March 6

Game 13 – Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

SEC STANDINGS (Feb. 8)

South Carolina 10-0

Mississippi State 8-3

Florida 7-3

Texas A&M 6-4

Auburn 6-5

Georgia 6-5

Tennessee 5-5

Arkansas 5-6

Kentucky 5-6

Missouri 5-6

Vanderbilt 4-6

Alabama 3-8

Ole Miss 2-8

LSU 2-9

IF THE TOURNAMENT BEGAN TODAY

South Carolina can nearly pick the game where it wants to clinch its third straight regular-season championship. The Gamecocks’ magic number is three to get a piece of the title (and most likely the SEC tournament’s No. 1 seed) and four to get it undisputed. USC holds tiebreakers over Mississippi State and Texas A&M while it still has to play Tennessee and Florida.

Auburn and Georgia are tied for fifth and the Bulldogs won the only matchup of the year.

Arkansas, Kentucky and Missouri are tied for eighth. The Razorbacks beat the Tigers and haven’t played the Wildcats while Kentucky also hasn’t played Missouri. Mizzou would fall to 10th. Arkansas and Kentucky each lost to top seed USC but the Wildcats lost two games to the Gamecocks.

First Round

March 2

Game 1 – (12) Alabama vs. (13) Ole Miss

Game 2 – (11) Vanderbilt vs. (14) LSU

Second Round

March 3

Game 3 – (8) Arkansas vs. (9) Kentucky

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

Game 5 – (10) Missouri vs. (7) Tennessee

Game 6 – (6) Auburn vs. Game 2 winner

Third Round

March 4

Game 7 – (1) South Carolina vs. Game 3 winner

Game 8 – (4) Texas A&M vs. Game 4 winner

Game 9 – (2) Mississippi State vs. Game 5 winner

Game 10 – (3) Florida vs. Game 6 winner

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