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Kentucky women’s basketball earns 5 seed in SEC Tournament

The Cats will be in action beginning Thursday.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Kentucky at Georgia Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats women’s basketball team has earned the No. 5 seed in the 2021 SEC Tournament. They’ll begin postseason play Thursday at 1 pm ET vs. the winner of 13th seeded Auburn vs. 12th seeded Florida.

Kentucky (16-7) earned the fifth seed after finishing SEC play at 9-6. Texas A&M won the regular-season title, earning the 1 seed in the tournament after defeating the Gamecocks on Sunday in College Station. Carolina is the 2 seed with Tennessee getting the 3 seed and Georgia the 4 seed.

If the Wildcats win Thursday, they are scheduled to play 4th-seeded Georgia in the quarterfinals Friday.

This is the second time since 1992 that Kentucky has been the 5 seed in the SEC Tournament. The Cats are 3-0 all-time in second-round games.

Kentucky last played in the second round of the event in 2019, defeating Alabama as the 9 seed. Kentucky is 6-2 in the tournament all-time vs. Florida and 2-5 all-time vs. Auburn.

The tournament will be played Wednesday through Sunday at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C. The first three rounds will be on SEC Network with Saturday’s semifinals on ESPNU and Sunday’s championship on ESPN2.

2021 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament

FIRST ROUND – Wed., March 3

Game 1: #12 Florida vs. #13 Auburn – SEC Network – 4 p.m. ET

SECOND ROUND – Thurs., March 4

Game 2: #9 Mississippi State vs. #8 LSU – SEC Network – 11 a.m. ET

Game 3: #5 Kentucky vs. Game 1 winner – SEC Network – 25 mins after Game 2

Game 4: #10 Missouri vs. #7 Alabama – SEC Network – 6 p.m. ET

Game 5: #11 Ole Miss vs. #6 Arkansas – SEC Network – 25 mins after Game 4

QUARTERFINALS – Fri., March 5

Game 6: #1 Texas A&M vs. Game 2 winner – SEC Network – 11 a.m. ET

Game 7: #4 Georgia vs. Game 3 winner – SEC Network – 25 mins after Game 6

Game 8: #2 South Carolina vs. Game 4 winner – SEC Network – 6 p.m. ET

Game 9: #3 Tennessee vs. Game 5 winner – SEC Network – 25 mins after Game 8

SEMIFINALS – Sat., March 6

Game 10: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner – ESPNU – 4 p.m. ET

Game 11: Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner – ESPNU – 25 mins after Game 10

FINALS – Sun., March 7

Game 12: Game 10 winner vs. Game 11 winner – ESPN2 – 2 p.m. ET