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March 5, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The SEC released the official bracket for the upcoming conference tournament Saturday night. As the number three seed, South Carolina will play the late game Friday in Nashville against the winner of Georgia and Mississippi State.

Tipoff against either Bulldog squad will air on the SEC Network with a game time scheduled for 25 minutes after the 7 p.m. ET game between Kentucky and either Ole Miss or Alabama. South Carolina faced Georgia and Mississippi State twice this season, splitting the series with Mississippi State and losing both meetings with Georgia.

The Gamecocks met Georgia in last year’s SEC tournament quarterfinal, with the Bulldogs winning 74-62. South Carolina last faced Mississippi State in the tournament in 2013, losing 70-59 in the first round.

FIRST ROUND – March 9 (Wednesday)

Game 1: #12 Tennessee vs. #13 Auburn

SECOND ROUND – March 10 (Thursday)

Game 2: #8 Florida vs. #9 Arkansas

Game 3: Game 1 Winner vs. #5 Vanderbilt

Game 4: #7 Ole Miss vs. #10 Alabama

Game 5: #6 Georgia vs. #11 Mississippi State

QUARTERFINALS – March 11 (Friday)

Game 6: Game 2 Winner vs. #1 Texas A&M

Game 7: Game 3 Winner vs. #4 LSU

Game 8: Game 4 Winner vs. #2 Kentucky

Game 9: Game 5 Winner vs. #3 South Carolina

SEMIFINALS – March 12 (Saturday)

Game 10: Game 6 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner

Game 11: Game 8 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner

FINALS – March 13 (Sunday)

Game 12: Game 10 Winner vs. Game 11 Winner