The No. 7-seeded Kentucky softball team will face 10th-seeded Mississippi State on Wednesday in the first round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament in Columbia, S.C.
The game, which opens the tournament, will be shown live on ESPNU at 4 p.m.
If Kentucky (41-14) defeats Mississippi State (38-18), it will face No. 2 seed Tennessee on Thursday in the quarterfinals at 1:30 p.m.
Kentucky's win total this season set a school record. UK went 13-11 in the SEC, its fourth consecutive winning season in the league under Coach Rachel Lawson. Prior to her arrival, UK had just one winning season in the SEC.
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Senior outfielder Emily Gaines is Kentucky's top hitter with a .356 average, including seven doubles, six homers and 35 RBI. Senior pitcher/infielder Lauren Cumbess is batting .342 with 10 doubles, one triple, eight homers and 34 RBI.
Sophomore pitcher Kelsey Nunley is UK's top pitcher with a 21-7 record.
■ Nunley, UK sophomore Nikki Sagermann and UK junior Griffin Joiner were voted to the All-SEC team by league coaches Tuesday.