WBB: SEC Tournament set

The regular season ended Sunday and March Madness will officially begin on Thursday with the first round of the SEC Tournament. South Carolina finished with a 10-6 record in the conference and will be the sixth seed. They will face the eleventh seeded Alabama Thursday night at 10:00 EST.

In the grand scheme of things, Sunday's 53-47 win over Arkansas did very little for the South Carolina women's basketball team. Due to Georgia's win over LSU, Carolina remains the sixth seed in next week's tournament, where they would have been with a loss.

To Carolina it meant everything.

The win was the first win on senior day since the 2006-07 year, prior to the hiring of Dawn Staley. It also tied the 2001-02 school record for SEC wins at 10. More importantly, it moved the Gamecocks into a tie for fourth place, an improvement from last season.

As the sixth seed, the Gamecocks will face the eleventh seed, Alabama, Thursday night in Nashville. Carolina beat the Crimson Tide in both meetings. Carolina cruised to a 68-42 win in Columbia to open up SEC play, and then won 69-55 in Tuscaloosa. The winner will face Georgia Friday night.

SEC Standings

Kentucky 13-3
Tennessee 12-4
Georgia 11-5
LSU 10-6
Arkansas 10-6
South Carolina 10-6
Vanderbilt 9-7
Florida 8-8
Auburn 5-11
Mississippi State 4-12
Alabama 2-14
Mississippi 2-14


LSU owns the tiebreaker over Arkansas and South Carolina. LSU split with Arkansas and beat Carolina to go 2-1, Arkansas split with LSU and South Carolina to go 2-2, and Carolina split with Arkansas and lost to LSU to go 1-2. LSU is fourth, Arkansas fifth, and Carolina sixth.

Alabama owns the tiebreaker over Mississippi. The two teams split, but Alabama beat Kentucky and wins the tiebreaker for eleventh and Mississippi is twelfth.

SEC Tournament

March 1st

Game 1 - Auburn (9) vs. Florida (8)
Game 2 – Mississippi St (10) vs. Vandy (7)
Game 3 – Mississippi (12) vs. Arkansas (5)
Game 4 – Alabama (11) vs. South Carolina (6)

March 2nd

Game 5 – Game 1 winner vs. Kentucky (1)
Game 6 – Game 2 winner vs. Tennessee (2)
Game 7 – Game 3 winner vs. LSU (4)
Game 8 – Game 4 winner vs. Georgia (3)

March 3rd
Game 9 – Game 5 vs. Game 7 winner
Game 10 – Game 6 winner vs. Game 8 winner

March 4th

Game 11 – Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner

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