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Gators draw bye in SEC first round

March 8, 2011
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

ATLANTA (AP) - The bracket is set for the Southeastern Conference men's basketball tournament.

Florida and Alabama both secured first-round byes by winning the SEC East and West divisions, while Kentucky and Mississippi State are also off until Friday by finishing second in each division. Kentucky earned its bye Sunday with a 64-58 win over Tennessee.

Play begins Thursday in Atlanta with Georgia facing Auburn, followed by South Carolina and Ole Miss in the second game of the day.

Thursday night, Tennessee takes on Arkansas and Vanderbilt will battle LSU.

First Round

Thursday, March 10

Georgia vs. Auburn, 1 p.m.

Mississippi vs. South Carolina, 3:30 p.m.

Arkansas vs. Tennessee, 7:30 p.m.

Vanderbilt vs. LSU, 10 p.m.


Friday, March 11

Alabama vs. Georgia-Auburn winner, 1 p.m.

Kentucky vs. Mississippi-South Carolina winner, 3:30 p.m.

Florida vs. Arkansas-Tennessee winner, 7:30 p.m.

Mississippi State vs. Vanderbilt-LSU winner, 10 p.m.



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