The SEC Tournament is always one of the most competitive and thrilling conference tournaments to watch, and this year hasn't been any different thus far.
In a tournament where seemingly no game is a blowout, Thursday was full of thrillers that came down to the wire, not to mention one of the biggest upsets in any conference tourney. That came when 12th-seeded Tennesee took down 5th-seeded Vanderbilt and possibly knocked the Dores out of NCAA Tournament contention.
The other second-round games included No. 8 Florida knocking off No. 9 Arkansas to remain on the right side of the NCAA bubble. No. 7 Ole Miss fell to No. 10 Alabama as the Tide continue their push for an NCAA berth as well.
No. 6 Georgia downed No. 11 Mississippi State to keep the Dawg's slim NCAA hopes alive, but probably need to win the tournament to make the Big Dance.
The real action begins Friday as the top four seeds come off their double-byes and back into action.
The Cats are the favorites as No. 2 seed and have a good path to the title game on Sunday. The toughest team on their side of the bracket is No. 3 South Carolina, a team UK handily beat in Columbia. In fact, Kentucky went a combined 6-0 vs everyone on their side of the bracket, meaning they'll be heavily favored to make it to the SEC Championship Game.
The quarterfinals in the SEC tournament schedule begins today with No. 1 Texas A&M will play at 1 p.m. ET vs Florida. They are followed by No. 4 LSU against Tennessee about 20 minutes after the opening game.
UK will play at 7 p.m. EST (6 p.m. CT in Nashville) vs No. 10 Alabama, followed by Georgia vs South Carolina about 20 minutes later. You can stream the online games on WatchESPN.
Schedule and Results (all times Eastern)
Wednesday, March 9 (First Round)
Game 1: No. 12 Tennessee 97, No. 13 Auburn 59
Thursday, March 10 (Second Round)
Game 2: No. 8 Florida 68, vs. No. 9 Arkansas 61
Game 3: No. 12 Tennessee 67, No. 5 Vanderbilt 65
Game 4: No. 10 Alabama 81, No. 7 Ole Miss 73
Game 5: No. 6 Georgia 79, No. 11 Mississippi State 69
Friday, March 11 (Quarterfinals)
Game 6: No. 1 Texas A&M vs. No. 8 Florida (1 p.m., SEC Network)
Game 7: No. 4 LSU vs. No. 12 Tennessee (approx. 3:30 p.m., SEC Network)
Game 8: No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 10 Alabama (7 p.m., SEC Network)
Game 9: No. 3 South Carolina vs. No. 6 Georgia (approx. 9:30 p.m., SEC Network)
Saturday, March 12 (Semifinals)
Game 10: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner (1 p.m., ESPN)
Game 11: Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner (3:30 p.m., ESPN)
Sunday, March 13 (Championship)
Game 12: Game 10 winner vs. Game 11 winner (1 p.m., ESPN)
Odds and Picks for Friday
Texas A&M (-4) over Florida
LSU (4.5) over Tennessee
Kentucky (-9.5) over Alabama
South Carolina (-2.5) over Georgia