SEC Basketball Tournament seeding through games of Feb. 23

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The SEC basketball regular season has three remaining regular-season games for each team. In SEC Tournament seeding, the Auburn Tigers, as the No. 1 seed, have a one-game lead over Kentucky. Arkansas and Tennessee are tied for the SEC tourney No. 3 seed, with the Razorbacks having a current tie-breaker advantage.

The Crimson Tide and the South Carolina Gamecocks are next with matching 8-7 SEC records. Frank Martin’s team has now won four straight and seven of their last ten games, and currently have the tiebreaker advantage over the Crimson Tide. With a win in Saturday’s game against the Gamecocks, the tiebreaker would favor the Crimson Tide. Check out the latest news on the surging Gamecocks.

The Alabama basketball team has no business taking any opponent lightly. It had best not make that mistake on Saturday. Frank Martin’s team does not have a strong resume, but they play hard and could upset the Crimson Tide.

In a previous Bama Hammer post, we published a summary of the SEC Tournament, tie-breaker rules.

Two team ties are decided by head-to-head play; then record against the No. 1 seed and proceeding down through the other seeds; then, if necessary, a coin flip.

Three (or more) team ties are decided by the best winning percentage of the tied teams’ games against each other; then record against the No. 1 seed and proceeding down through the other seeds; then, if necessary a coin flip between two teams, or if three teams remain tied, a draw by the SEC Commissioner.

Based on current standings, after calculating the tie-breakers, the 14 seeds are listed below.

Current SEC Basketball Tournament Seeding and remaining regular-season games

  • No. 1 seed – Auburn Tigers (25-3; 13-2 in SEC) – at Tennessee, at Mississippi State, South Carolina
  • No. 2 seed – Kentucky Wildcats (23-5; 12-3) – at Arkansas, Ole Miss, at Florida
  • No. 3 seed – Arkansas Razorbacks (22-6; 11-4) – Kentucky, LSU, at Tennessee
  • No. 4 seed – Tennessee Vols (20-7; 11-4) – Auburn, at Georgia, Arkansas
  • No. 5 seed – South Carolina Gamecocks (17-10; 8-7) – at Alabama, Missouri, at Auburn
  • No. 6 seed – Alabama Crimson Tide (18-10; 8-7) – South Carolina, Texas A&M, at LSU
  • No. 7 seed – LSU Bengal Tigers (19-9; 7-8) – Missouri, at Arkansas, Alabama
  • No. 8 seed – Florida Gators (17-11; 7-8) – at Georgia, at Vanderbilt, Kentucky
  • No. 9 seed – Mississippi State Bulldogs (16-12; 7-8) – Vanderbilt, Auburn, at Texas A&M
  • No. 10 seed – Vanderbilt Commodores (14-13; 6-9) – at Mississippi State, Florida, at Ole Miss
  • No. 11 seed – Texas A&M Aggies (17-11; 6-9)  – at Ole Miis, at Alabama, Mississippi State
  • No. 12 seed – Missouri Tigers (10-18; 4-11) – at LSU, at South Carolina, Georgia
  • No. 13 seed – Ole Miss Rebels (13-15; 4-11) – at Texas A&M, at Kentucky, Vanderbilt
  • No. 14 seed – Georgia Bulldogs (6-22; 1-14) – Florida, Tennessee, at Missouri

As the No. 6 seed, the Crimson Tide would open on Thursday, with the winner of a Wednesday night game between Texas A&M and Georgia. With a win, the Tide would advance to a Friday game against the No. 3 seed.

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What Alabama Basketball needs most is positive momentum that can only come from winning games down the stretch and in the SEC Tournament.