SEC Tourney pairings set

The brackets for next week's SEC Tournament in Atlanta have been set. Kentucky will be playing on Friday night against the winner of the Alabama-LSU matchup. Read more details about the tourney in this AllWildcats update.

The brackets for next week's SEC Tournament in Atlanta have been set. Kentucky will be playing on Friday night against the winner of the Alabama-LSU matchup. Read more details about the tourney in this AllWildcats update.

Kentucky, which will play as the No. 2 seed, split a pair of games against LSU this year while winning its only matchup against Alabama earlier this week at Rupp Arena.

The Crimson Tide (13-18, 7-11 SEC) earned the 10th seed by stunning Arkansas on Saturday, 83-58, in Tuscaloosa on the strength of Trevor Releford's 24-point effort. The Tigers (18-12, 9-9 SEC) slid to the No. 7 seed after losing 69-61 to Georgia in Baton Rouge. The Bulldogs held LSU standout Johnny O'Bryant to just five points.

If the Wildcats (22-9, 12-6 SEC) advance, they would face either Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Ole Miss or Georgia in the semifinals.

Top-seeded Florida will play the winner of the Texas A&M-Missouri game in its first matchup on Friday. The only time the Cats could face the Gators would be the championship game.

FIRST ROUND - March 12 (Wednesday)
Game 1 #12 Auburn vs. #13 South Carolina [SEC TV] 7:00 p.m. ET
Game 2 #11 Vanderbilt vs. #14 Mississippi State [SEC TV] 25 min after G1

SECOND ROUND - March 13 (Thursday)
Game 3 #8 Missouri vs. #9 Texas A&M [SEC TV] 1:00 pm ET
Game 4 Game 1 Winner vs. #5 Arkansas [SEC TV] 25 min after G3
Game 5 #7 LSU vs. #10 Alabama [SEC TV] 7:00 p.m. ET
Game 6 Game 2 Winner vs. #6 Ole Miss [SEC TV] 25 min after G5

QUARTERFINALS - March 14 (Friday)
Game 7 Game 3 Winner vs. #1 Florida [ESPNU] 1:00 pm ET
Game 8 Game 4 Winner vs. #4 Tennessee [ESPNU] 25 min after G7
Game 9 Game 5 Winner vs. #2 Kentucky [SEC TV] 7:00 p.m. ET
Game 10 Game 6 Winner vs. #3 Georgia [SEC TV] 25 min after G9

SEMIFINALS - March 15 (Saturday)
Game 11 Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner [ABC] 1:00 pm ET
Game 12 Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner [ABC] 25 min after G11
FINALS - March 16 (Sunday)
Game 13 Game 11 Winner vs. Game 12 Winner [ESPN] 3:15 pm ET

*****

FINAL SEC STANDINGS:
1. Florida 18-0
2. $Kentucky 12-6
3. $Georgia 12-6
4. Tennessee 11-7
5. Arkansas 10-8
6. ^Ole Miss 9-9
7. ^LSU 9-9
8. ^Missouri 9-9
9. Texas A&M 8-10
10. %Alabama 7-11
11. %Vanderbilt 7-11
12. Auburn 6-12
13. South Carolina 5-13
14. Mississippi State 3-15

$—UK won the only head-to-head meeting with UG
^—Record between tied teams: UM 2-0 (1.000), LS 1-1 (.500), MO 0-2 (.000)
%—UA won the only head-to-head meeting with VU


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