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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tigers aim to bring momentum into tournament

I'll be driving to Atlanta this morning for the SEC tournament, which will take place at the Georgia Dome. Auburn, the 5th seed out of the West, plays Georgia, the 4th seed out of the East, at 1 p.m. ET. Here's how today's story starts:
AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn isn’t a quick-starting team, so it figures that it began playing its best basketball as the season wound down.

The Tigers (11-19, 4-12 SEC), who finished the regular season with their first back-to-back wins in league play, hope to carry that late-season momentum into the SEC tournament, which starts today at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

“There’s no question this team has gotten progressively better over the course of the season,” first-year Auburn coach Tony Barbee said. “And right now, we’re playing at our peak.”
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Here's the full schedule today and tomorrow:

  • 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)

1 comment:

Justin said...

Good read, AB. A win here would be so, so critical heading into the offseason and next year.

And a rematch with Bama would be epic.

Who would have thought, with a little luck with the bracket placing, that they've got a realistic shot, playing there best ball of the year, of knocking off Georgia and Bama and ending up in the SEC's Final Four?