It’s SEC Tournament time! Wednesday night provides a double-header to kick things off in Atlanta, and the first tip-off will be shared between the Auburn Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks. The teams occupy the #12 and #13 seeds, respectively, but that doesn’t mean that the teams are short on talent, and with outlets like KenPom projecting a close-fought battle, this one should be fun.
Auburn enters the night with a 6-12 conference record, but the Tigers have a solid offense, and they have two impressive victories in this season over Georgia and Clemson. Everything for Auburn runs through the duo of K.T. Harrell and Chris Denson, and if one (or both) of them has a big night, it could be smooth sailing for the higher-seeded team.
For the Gamecocks, it has been a thoroughly disappointing season under Frank Martin. 5-13 in conference play won’t get it done moving forward, but USC has the opportunity to right the ship a bit with a semi-deep SEC Tournament run. If there is one thing that South Carolina does well, it is crash the offensive boards (top-10 in the country in offensive rebound rate), and those additional opportunities could be key in allowing them to hang around against the admittedly more talented Tigers.
Here’s how you can watch all the action on Wednesday:
Date: March 12
Start Time: 7:00 PM ET
Location: Atlanta, GA
Arena: Georgia Dome
TV Info: SEC TV (Check Local Listings)/ESPN3
Live Stream: WatchESPN app
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