Kentucky’s first opponent in the men’s Southeastern Conference Tournament this week will either be a team that defeated the Cats this season or one that took them to the wire twice.
No. 9 seed Tennessee and No. 8 seed Georgia will meet in the second round on Thursday afternoon at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and UK will get the winner in the quarterfinals on Friday at 1 p.m. ET.
Tennessee defeated UK 82-80 on Jan 24 in Knoxville. Georgia took the Cats to overtime in Rupp Arena on Jan. 31 before losing 90-81, and UK had to make some plays late to beat the Bulldogs in Athens 82-77 on Feb. 18.
The first two rounds and the quarterfinals will be broadcast live on the SEC Network. The semifinals and finals will be on ESPN.
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The tournament tips off Wednesday night with two games: Mississippi State vs. LSU at 7 p.m. ET, followed by Auburn vs. Missouri.
Kentucky, the SEC regular-season champion, is the No. 1 seed in the tournament.