David Cloninger

SEC Women’s Tournament Watch

Dawn Staley will guide another No. 1 seed in the SEC Women’s Tournament.
Dawn Staley will guide another No. 1 seed in the SEC Women’s Tournament. 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. 25)

South Carolina 15-0

Texas A&M 11-4

Mississippi State 10-5

Florida 9-6

Georgia 9-6

Kentucky 9-6

Auburn 8-7

Missouri 8-7

Tennessee 7-8

Arkansas 6-9

Alabama 4-11

Vanderbilt 4-11

LSU 3-12

Ole Miss 2-13

IF THE TOURNAMENT BEGAN TODAY

South Carolina has clinched the No. 1 seed in the tournament and Texas A&M clinched the second seed on Thursday.

The fun is for the fourth and final spot in the double-bye in the tournament. There is a three-way tie between Florida, Georgia and Kentucky. Georgia beat Florida twice and lost to Kentucky, but Kentucky also lost to Florida. The Bulldogs would be fourth with the Wildcats fifth.

Auburn and Missouri are tied for seventh. Missouri won the head-to-head.

Vanderbilt beat Alabama twice and would be 11th.

Ole Miss is locked into the 14th seed.

First Round

March 2

Game 1 – (12) Alabama vs. (13) LSU

Game 2 – (11) Vanderbilt vs. (14) Ole Miss

Second Round

March 3

Game 3 – (8) Auburn vs. (9) Tennessee

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

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

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

Third Round

March 4

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

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

Game 9(2) Texas A&M vs. Game 5 winner

Game 10 – (3) Mississippi State vs. Game 6 winner

Bold means seed is locked in.

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