David Cloninger

SEC Tournament Watch

South Carolina continues to chase a top-four seed in the SEC tournament.
South Carolina continues to chase a top-four seed in the SEC 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.

*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 (March 3)

Kentucky 12-5

Texas A&M 12-5

LSU 11-6

Vanderbilt 11-6

South Carolina 10-7

Arkansas 9-8

Georgia 9-8

Ole Miss 9-8

Alabama 8-9

Florida 8-9

Mississippi State 6-11

Tennessee 6-11

Auburn 5-12

*Missouri 3-14

IF THE TOURNAMENT BEGAN TODAY

It’s going to be a great final day.

Four teams are mathematically possible for an SEC regular-season championship and the No. 1 seed in the SEC tournament as the season approaches its last day. The top four each plays another team within the top four.

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

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

Arkansas, Georgia and Ole Miss are tied for sixth. The Razorbacks lost to each and would be eighth. The Bulldogs and Rebels split their season series, so the tiebreaker goes to record against the top seed. Each lost to A&M, Kentucky and LSU but the Rebels beat Vanderbilt.

Alabama and Florida are tied for ninth. The Crimson Tide won the head-to-head.

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) Arkansas vs. (9) Alabama

Game 3 – (5) South Carolina vs. Game 1 winner

Game 4 – (10) Florida vs. (7) Georgia

Game 5 – (6) Ole Miss vs. (11) Tennessee

Third Round

March 11

Game 6 – (1) Texas A&M vs. Game 2 winner

Game 7 – (4) Vanderbilt vs. Game 3 winner

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

Game 9 – (3) LSU vs. Game 5 winner

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