December 21, 2014

Gamecocks draw Mississippi State in SEC Tournament opener

USC could use another 38 point performance from Brenton Williams against Mississippi State

USC could use another 38 point performance from Brenton Williams against Mississippi State

USC finished as the 12th seed for the SEC Tournament next week in Nashville and will face #13 seed Mississippi State Wednesday at 7:30 PM Eastern Time.  The teams played twice in the regular season each winning on their home court.

The winner of the first round matchup will meet #5 seed Tennessee at 4:30 PM Eastern Thursday.

USC is 16-21 all time in SEC Tournament play including a 2-1 record against the Bulldogs.  Their last tournament meeting was in Tampa in 2009, a game the Bulldogs won 82-68.

FIRST ROUND – March 13 (Wednesday)

Game 1                 #12 South Carolina vs. #13 Mississippi State [SEC Network]     6:30 p.m. CT

Game 2                 #11 Texas A&M vs. #14 Auburn [SEC Network]                               9:00 p.m. CT

 

SECOND ROUND – March 14 (Thursday)

Game 3                 #8 Georgia vs. #9 LSU [SEC Network]                                                   Noon CT

Game 4                 Game 1 Winner vs. #5 Tennessee [SEC Network]                          2:30 p.m. CT

Game 5                 #7 Arkansas vs. #10 Vanderbilt [SEC Network]                                6:30 p.m. CT

Game 6                 Game 2 Winner vs. #6 Missouri [SEC Network]                               9:00 p.m. CT

 

QUARTERFINALS – March 15 (Friday)

Game 7                 Game 3 Winner vs. #1 Florida [ESPNU]                                               Noon CT

Game 8                 Game 4 Winner vs. #4 Alabama [ESPNU]                                           2:30 p.m. CT

Game 9                 Game 5 Winner vs. #2 Kentucky [SEC Network/ESPNU]              6:30 p.m. CT

Game 10              Game 6 Winner vs. #3 Ole Miss [SEC Network/ESPNU]               9:00 p.m. CT

 

SEMIFINALS – March 16 (Saturday)

Game 11              Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner [ABC]                                        Noon CT

Game 12              Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner [ABC]                                      2:30 p.m. CT

 

FINALS – March 17 (Sunday)

Game 13              Game 11 Winner vs. Game 12 Winner [ABC]                                    Noon CT