Remaining tourney games moved to Georgia Tech

ATLANTA, Ga.-- The Kentucky-Georgia SEC Tournament quarterfinal game, as well as Saturday's two semifinal games, have been rescheduled and moved to Georgia Tech's Alexander Memorial Coliseum, SEC officials have announced.

The UK-UGA quarterfinal game, postponed after high winds damaged the Georgia Dome at about 9:40 p.m. Friday, will tip off at noon ET Saturday. The Tennessee-Arkansas semifinal will tip off at 6 p.m., and the game between Mississippi State and the UK-UGA winner is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.

The tournament championship game is still scheduled for Sunday, but was moved from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET.

The SEC also said, "Out of respect for public safety demands that are required in the aftermath of Friday's storms, access to the remaining games of the championship will be limited to student-athletes' family members, cheerleaders, bands and other credentialed individuals."

Arrangements for the television broadcast are still pending. But all games are expected to be webcast over Yahoo! sports.

High winds struck downtown Atlanta and the Georgia Dome Friday night during the quarterfinal match between Mississippi State and Alabama. The game was suspended for over an hour, but was eventually completed. The Bulldogs won 69-67 in overtime to advance to Saturday's semifinal.

Outside the Georgia Dome debris was strewn across the pavement. Windows were damaged at the nearby World Congress Center, and rooves of nearby buildings had been blown off.

Officials postponed the Kentucky-Georgia game due to public safety concerns, and due to the fact that the game would have to start so late.

In Friday's afternoon quarterfinal games completed before the windstorm, Arkansas eliminated Vanderbilt 81-75, and Tennessee eliminated South Carolina 89-87.


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