David Cloninger

SEC Tournament Watch

Jamal Murray and the Wildcats are still holding on to the No. 1 tournament seed.
Jamal Murray and the Wildcats are still holding on to the No. 1 tournament seed. AP

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.

*Note: Missouri has voluntarily removed itself from the SEC tournament due to self-reported NCAA violations.

SEC TOURNAMENT

March 9-13 * Bridgestone Arena * Nashville, Tenn.

First Round

March 9

Game 1 – No. 12 vs. No. 13, 8 p.m. (SEC Network)

Second Round

March 10

Game 2 – No. 8 vs. No. 9, 1 p.m. (SEC Network)

Game 3 – No. 5 vs. Game 1 winner, 25 minutes following conclusion of Game 2 (SEC Network)

Game 4 – No. 10 vs. No. 7, 7 p.m. (SEC Network)

Game 5 – No. 6 vs. No. 11, 25 minutes following conclusion of Game 4 (SEC Network)

Third Round

March 11

Game 6 – No. 1 vs. Game 2 winner, 1 p.m. (SEC Network)

Game 7 – No. 4 vs. Game 3 winner, 25 minutes following conclusion of Game 6 (SEC Network)

Game 8 – No. 2 vs. Game 4 winner, 7 p.m. (SEC Network)

Game 9 – No. 3 vs. Game 5 winner, 25 minutes following conclusion of Game 8 (SEC Network)

Fourth Round

March 12

Game 10 – Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Game 11 – Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 25 minutes following conclusion of Game 10 (ESPN)

Championship

March 13

Game 12 – Game 10 winner vs. Game 11 winner, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

SEC STANDINGS (Feb. 24)

Kentucky 11-4

South Carolina 10-5

Texas A&M 10-5

LSU 9-6

Vanderbilt 9-6

Florida 8-7

Ole Miss 8-7

Alabama 7-8

Arkansas 7-8

Georgia 7-8

Tennessee 6-9

Auburn 5-10

Mississippi State 5-10

*Missouri 3-12

IF THE TOURNAMENT BEGAN TODAY

South Carolina and Texas A&M are tied for second. The Gamecocks won the head-to-head.

LSU and Vanderbilt are tied for fourth. The Tigers won the head-to-head.

Florida and Ole Miss are tied for sixth. The Gators won each game in the series.

Alabama, Arkansas and Georgia are tied for eighth. The Bulldogs beat the Razorbacks while the Crimson Tide hasn’t played either.

Auburn and Mississippi State are tied for 12th. The two haven’t played each other but the Tigers beat top seed Kentucky.

First Round

March 9

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

Second Round

March 10

Game 2 – (8) Georgia vs. (9) Alabama

Game 3 – (5) Vanderbilt vs. Game 1 winner

Game 4 – (10) Arkansas vs. (7) Ole Miss

Game 5 – (6) Florida vs. (11) Tennessee

Third Round

March 11

Game 6 – (1) Kentucky vs. Game 2 winner

Game 7 – (4) LSU vs. Game 3 winner

Game 8 – (2) South Carolina vs. Game 4 winner

Game 9 – (3) Texas A&M vs. Game 5 winner

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