The semifinal portion of the 2011 SEC Tournament bracket gets underway Saturday afternoon as Kentucky, the No. 2 seed from the East Division, takes on Alabama, the No. 1 seed from the West Division. The Wildcats are looking to defend their SEC title from last season, while Alabama looks to solidify its place in the NCAA Tournament field after a huge comeback win over Georgia in the quarterfinals on Friday. The Crimson Tide are in our latest Bracketology projection, but just barely.
In the second semifinal, top-seeded Florida taken on Vanderbilt. The Gators advanced with an 85-74 win over Tennessee in the quarterfinals, shooting 59 percent and scoring 56 points in the second half. Vanderbilt got here by topping Mississippi State, 87-81.
The action gets underway at 1 p.m. Check out the full 2011 SEC Tournament bracket, schedule and TV information for the rest of the tournament below.
First Round: Thursday, March 10
East No. 3 Vanderbilt Commodores vs. West No. 6 LSU Tigers, 10:00 p.m., SEC Network
Quarterfinals: Friday, March 11
West No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide def. Georgia, 65-59
East No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats def. Mississippi, 75-66
East No. 1 Florida Gators def. Tennessee, 85-74
Vanderbilt def. Mississippi State Bulldogs, 87-81
Semifinals: Saturday, March 12
Alabama vs. Kentucky, 1:00 p.m., ABC
Floriday vs. Vanderbilt, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Championship game: Sunday, March 13
Semifinals winners, 1:00 p.m., ABC
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