The “night-cap” of the Friday slate at the SEC Tournament doesn’t necessarily represent the highest profile of match-ups for the league, but when the Mississippi Rebels and Georgia Bulldogs take the floor in the Georgia Dome, fans should be treated to a supremely entertaining game.
Ole Miss came from behind to knock off in-state rival Mississippi State in the second round on Thursday, and the Rebels are a solid team. Marshall Henderson is the polarizing figure of the program, but when he gets hot (as he did against MSU on Thursday), he can singlehandedly pulse the Rebels past just about anyone, and when he’s cold, the Rebels have enough talent to overcome his issues.
On the Georgia side, the Bulldogs are red-hot as they enter the tournament. UGA is the 3rd-seeded team in the tournament on the back of an impressive 12-6 conference record, and if it wasn’t for a lackluster non-conference slate, the Bulldogs would be well on their way to the NCAA Tournament. Georgia received the “double bye” to the quarterfinals, so there could be some rust factor, but the Bulldogs are well-rested, and that could be an edge.
Here’s how you can watch all the action on Friday:
Date: March 14
Start Time: 9:00 PM ET
Location: Atlanta, GA
Arena: Georgia Dome
TV Info: SEC TV (Check Local Listings)/ESPN3
Live Stream: WatchESPN app
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