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March 4, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The bracket is set for the 2012 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament, which will be held March 8-11, in New Orleans, La., with games to be played at the New Orleans Arena. South Carolina (10-20, 2-14 SEC) is the No. 12 seed in the event and will play No. 5 seed Alabama (20-10, 9-7 SEC) in the first round of the tournament on Thursday, March 8 at 3:30 p.m. ET, with the game to be televised on the SEC Network.

2012 SEC Tournament Bracket (printable)Get Acrobat Reader

The meeting will mark the sixth between South Carolina and Alabama in the SEC Tournament, with the Crimson Tide holding a 3-2 advantage in the series at the event. South Carolina won the 2012 regular season meeting between the two schools, 56-54, with the Gamecocks earning the victory on a last second layup by sophomore guard Bruce Ellington.

The winner of the South Carolina versus Alabama contest will advance to play No. 4 seed Florida on Friday, March 9 at 3:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.

Stay tuned to throughout the week for updates and tournament information.