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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Auburn to open against Georgia in SEC tourney

Auburn will play Georgia in its SEC tournament opener Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

The Tigers (11-19, 4-12 SEC) are the Western Division's fifth seed. The Bulldogs (20-10, 9-7) are the Eastern Division's fourth seed.

Georgia won the teams' only meeting this season 81-72 in overtime in Athens, Ga., on Feb. 5.

The winner plays Alabama, the top seed out of the West, Friday at 1 p.m. ET.

The Tigers won two straight to finish the regular season, rallying from 20 down to beat Ole Miss and 15 down to beat LSU. It was their only back-to-back wins in SEC play this season.

"I know this," Barbee said after the LSU win. "There are a lot of teams in the conference that are heading to Atlanta saying, 'I hope we don't match up with that Auburn team.'"

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Here's the SEC tournament schedule (or click here for the full bracket):

  • Game 1: West No. 5 Auburn vs. East No. 4 Georgia, Game, 1 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
  • Game 2: East No. 6 South Carolina vs. West No. 3 Ole Miss, 3:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
  • Game 3: East No. 5 Tennessee vs. West No. 4 Arkansas, 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
  • Game 4: West No. 6 LSU vs. East No. 3 Vanderbilt, 10 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
  • Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. West No. 1 Alabama, 1 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
  • Game 6: Game 2 winner vs. East No. 2 Kentucky, 3:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
  • Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. East No. 1 Florida, 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
  • Game 8: Game 4 winner vs. West No. 2 Mississippi State, 10 p.m .ET (SEC Network)
  • Game 9: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 1 p.m .ET (ABC)
  • Game 10: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
  • Championship game: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 1 p.m. ET (ABC)

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