David Cloninger

SEC Tournament Watch

Billy Kennedy has the Aggies tied for first place.
Billy Kennedy has the Aggies tied for first place. 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. 27)

Kentucky 11-5

Texas A&M 11-5

LSU 10-6

South Carolina 10-6

Vanderbilt 10-6

Alabama 8-8

Arkansas 8-8

Florida 8-8

Georgia 8-8

Ole Miss 8-8

Mississippi State 6-10

Tennessee 6-10

Auburn 5-11

*Missouri 3-13

IF THE TOURNAMENT BEGAN TODAY

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

South Carolina, Vanderbilt and LSU are tied for third. The Gamecocks beat each and would win the third seed, while the Tigers also beat Vanderbilt and would be fourth.

Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida and Ole Miss are tied for sixth. The Gators are a combined 5-1 against the rest and would be sixth, while Ole Miss is 3-3 and would be seventh. Alabama is 1-1 and would be eighth.

Georgia is 2-3 while Arkansas is 0-3.

Mississippi State and Tennessee are tied for 11th. The Volunteers won the head-to-head.

First Round

March 9

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

Second Round

March 10

Game 2 – (8) Alabama vs. (9) Georgia

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) Texas A&M vs. Game 2 winner

Game 7 – (4) LSU vs. Game 3 winner

Game 8 – (2) Kentucky vs. Game 4 winner

Game 9 – (3) South Carolina vs. Game 5 winner

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