SEC Tournament 2013 bracket: Florida wins conference championship, earns bye to quarterfinals


Kentucky, Alabama and Ole Miss join the Gators on Friday, while South Carolina, Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Auburn prepare for first-round matchups.

With conference play completed over the weekend, the SEC basketball tournament bracket is set. The tournament will take place Wednesday, March 13 through Sunday, March 17 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Florida, which won the league's regular season title by two games, takes the top seed and a bye into the quarterfinals. The No. 2 seed Kentucky Wildcats, No. 3 Ole Miss Rebels and No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide also receive byes through the tournament's first two rounds.

The tournament starts with two first-round games on Wednesday night. South Carolina, the No. 12 seed in the tournament, takes on No. 13 Mississippi State at 7:30 p.m. ET for the right to face Tennessee in the second round. Texas A&M and Auburn play the night's second game at approximately 10 p.m. ET. The winner of that game gets No. 6 Missouri on Thursday.

Tournament television coverage is available on the SEC Network for Wednesday's and Thursday's games. ESPNU will cover the action Friday, with the tournament semifinals and finals on ABC over the weekend.

The full schedule is below. All times are Eastern.

Wednesday, March 13

7:30 p.m.: No. 12 South Carolina vs. No. 13 Mississippi State (Game 1)
10:00 p.m.: No. 11 Texas A&M vs. No. 14 Auburn (Game 2)

Thursday, March 14

1 p.m.: No. 8 Georgia vs. No. 9 LSU (Game 3)
3:30 p.m.: No. 5 Tennessee vs. Winner of Game 1 (Game 4)
7:30 p.m.: No. 7 Arkansas vs. No. 10 Vanderbilt (Game 5)
10 p.m.: No. 6 Missouri vs. Winner of Game 2 (Game 6)

Friday, March 15

1 p.m.: Florida vs. Winner of Game 3 (Game 7)
3:30 p.m.: Alabama vs. Winner of Game 4 (Game 8)
7:30 p.m.: Kentucky vs. Winner of Game 5 (Game 9)
10 p.m.: Ole Miss vs. Winner of Game 6 (Game 10)

Saturday, March 16

1 p.m.: Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8 (Game 11)
3:30 p.m.: Winner of Game 9 vs. Winner of Game 10 (Game 12)

Sunday, March 17

1 p.m.: Winner of Game 11 vs. Winner of Game 12 (Championship Game)

The full bracket is available at the SEC's official website.

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