Kentucky will face either Georgia or Tennessee in its opening game of the SEC Tournament next week in Nashville, the league office announced Saturday night.
The top-seeded Wildcats, who earned a double-bye by winning their 48th SEC regular-season championship, will play the Bulldogs (8) or Volunteers (9) on Friday at 1 p.m. ET in the quarterfinals at Bridgestone Arena. The game will be broadcast by the SEC Network.
No. 9 Kentucky (26-5) is 3-1 against Georgia and Tennessee this season. The Cats swept the Bulldogs while splitting their two games against the Vols.
A potential semifinal matchup could feature Kentucky against South Carolina (4) if both teams advance to Saturday.
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The tournament will tip off Wednesday. The Cats are 127-25 all-time in the event with 29 championships, more than the other league teams combined.