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SEC women's basketball tournament preview

SEC women's basketball tournament

When/where: Today-Sunday; Bridgestone Arena, Nashville

Today: Florida vs. Auburn, 1 p.m.; Mississippi State vs. Vanderbilt, 3:30; Ole Miss vs. Arkansas, 7:30; Alabama vs. South Carolina, 10

Friday: Kentucky vs. Florida-Auburn winner, 1; Tennessee vs. Mississippi State-Vanderbilt winner, 3:30; LSU vs. Ole Miss-Arkansas winner, 7:30; Georgia vs. Alabama-South Carolina winner, 10

TV: Today and Friday — all games on Sun Sports; Saturday — semifinals, 4 and 6 p.m., ESPNU. Sunday — final, 6 p.m., ESPN2.

The favorite: This may be one of the most wide-open, interesting tournaments in recent history. A league long dominated by Tennessee finds Kentucky on top this time.

The dark horses: There has been parity in the league this season. Perennial power Vanderbilt is seeded seventh, while sixth-seeded South Carolina is having one of its best seasons in a decade.

Looking at Florida: Eighth-seeded Florida, which has one trip to the final in 1997, would have to go through top-seeded Kentucky in the second round. The Gators defeated first-round opponent Auburn 70-56 this year.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

SEC women's basketball tournament preview 02/29/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 8:01pm]
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