Four games take center stage at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Friday for the SEC Basketball Tournament quarterfinals.
The top four seeds — No. 1 LSU, No. 2 Kentucky, No. 3 Tennessee and No. 4 South Carolina — will all be in action for the first time this week.
Through two rounds, only one upset has taken place. No. 10 Alabama beat No. 7 Ole Miss Thursday night 62-57. The Crimson Tide’s defense held the Rebels’ offense to just 19 second-half points, a complete Ole miss collapse after having a 14-point halftime lead. Nonetheless, Alabama receives a date with No. 2 Kentucky Friday.
Two NCAA Tournament bubble teams — No. 8 Florida and No. 10 Alabama — both won, and because of it, eight SEC teams are likely to make the tournament.
Here’s the SEC Basketball Tournament schedule for Friday, March 15:
- No. 1 LSU vs. No. 8 Florida: 1:00 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
- No. 4 South Carolina vs. No. 5 Auburn: 3:00 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
- No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 10 Alabama: 7:00 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
- No. 3 Tennessee vs. No. 6 Mississippi State: 9:00 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
Here’s a look at the updated SEC basketball tournament bracket following the second round results: