Though the league tournament begins Wednesday in St. Louis, the Wildcats, who earned a double bye, won’t be in action until Friday. They will play the winner of No. 5 Missouri and No. 12 Georgia/No. 13 Vanderbilt on Friday in St. Louis at around 3 p.m. ET in the quarterfinal round.
Nevertheless, the Wildcats are still in the running for a possible sixth SEC Tournament championship in John Calipari’s ninth season.
The Wildcats will need two wins to advance to their eighth SEC Tournament title game in nine seasons under Calipari. This will be the first time UK has been lower than a No. 2 seed in the SEC Tournament under Calipari.