Pairings set for SEC tournament in Atlanta

By The Associated Press

ATLANTA – The bracket is set for the Southeastern Conference men’s basketball tournament.

Florida and Alabama both seucred first-round byes by winning the SEC East and West divisions, while Kentucky and Mississippi State are also off until Friday by finishing second in each division. Kentucky earned its bye on Sunday with a 64-58 win over Tennessee.

On Thursday in Atlanta, play will begin with Georgia facing Auburn, while South Carolina and Ole Miss will play in the second game of the day.

Thursday night, Tennessee will take on Arkansas and Vanderbilt will battle LSU.