Bracket Set For 2019 SEC Tournament
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The bracket is set for the 2019 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament, which will be held next week, Wed., March 13-Sun., March 17, in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena. Top-seeded LSU (16-2), No. 2 seed Kentucky (15-3), No. 3 Tennessee (15-3) and No. 4 South Carolina (11-7) have received double-byes in next week's event.
South Carolina finished the 2019 league campaign with an 11-7 record and two-straight victories to finish out the season, including a 66-46 victory over Georgia on Senior Day at Colonial Life Arena. The Gamecocks began the league campaign 4-0, kicking off the season with a 71-69 road win at Florida on Jan. 5, and also captured road victories at Vanderbilt, Georgia and Texas A&M. The Gamecocks are on the top half of the bracket, and will face the winner of the No. 5 Auburn (11-7) vs. No. 12 Missouri (5-13)/No. 13 Georgia (2-16) contest on Friday afternoon 25 minutes following the conclusion of the session's opening game, which tips at 1 p.m. ET. Carolina is 21-27 all-time in SEC Tournament action, including a 1-1 record in last year's event as the No. 11 seed. Gamecock head coach Frank Martin is 5-6 all-time in the SEC postseason event.
Below is a complete schedule of the 2019 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament. Fans should continue to visit Gamecocksonline.com for updates on Carolina basketball.
12 Missouri vs. 13 Georgia SEC Network 7:00 pm
11 Texas A&M vs. 14 Vanderbilt SEC Network TBD*
8 Florida vs. 9 Arkansas SEC Network 1:00 pm
5 Auburn vs. Game 1 Winner SEC Network TBD*
7 Ole Miss vs. 10 Alabama SEC Network 7:00 pm
6 Mississippi St. vs. Game 2 Winner SEC Network TBD*
1 LSU vs. Game 3 Winner ESPN 1:00 pm
4 South Carolina vs. Game 4 Winner ESPN TBD*
2 Kentucky vs. Game 5 Winner SEC Network 7:00 pm
3 Tennessee vs. Game 6 Winner SEC Network TBD*
Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner ESPN 1:00 pm
Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner ESPN TBD*
Championship Game ESPN 1:00 pm