It’s the most wonderful time of the year for college hoops fans with conference tournaments and March Madness right around the corner. After an exciting season in the SEC, the official 2020 SEC Tournament bracket is set.
John Calipari and the Wildcats are the tournament’s No. 1 overall seed, after a wild comeback against Florida. Kentucky’s followed by Auburn, LSU and Mississippi State. Each of the top-four seeds has earned a double-bye and will begin conference tournament play next Friday.
The SEC Tournament’s First Round features No. 11 Arkansas vs No. 14 Vanderbilt and No. 12 Ole Miss against No. 13 Georgia. Those games take place next Wednesday on the SEC Network.
As for Thursday’s Second-Round contests, Florida just missed out on earning the four-seed and now instead has to play on day two of the tournament. The Gators will face the winner of Georgia-Ole Miss. The full SEC Tournament bracket can be found below:
‼️ANNOUNCEMENT‼️ The #SECMBB seeds are SET.
Your 2020 #SECTourney Bracket
See you March 11th. pic.twitter.com/qZGt6TSTlK
— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) March 8, 2020
Of all the games currently set, the eight-nine seed matchup between Tennessee and Alabama is expected to be one of the best of the conference tournament. The winner, though, will have to move on and face No. 1 seed Kentucky – but the Volunteers aren’t afraid of that potential matchup after beating the Wildcats this past Tuesday.
Of all the top-four seeds, Auburn may have the easiest path to the semi-finals as the Tigers will play the winner of Texas A&M-Missouri.
The SEC Tournament tips off next Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET with the game between Georgia and Ole Miss. The tournament will be played at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.