Tuesday, February 20, 2018

SEC women's tournament preview


SEC women's tournament

When/where: Today-Sunday; Arena at Gwinett Center, Duluth, Ga.

Schedule: Today — No. 12 Mississippi State vs. No. 13 Alabama, 6 p.m. (Sun Sports). Thursday — No. 8 Arkansas vs. No. 9 Florida, noon (Sun Sports); No. 5 South Carolina vs. Mississippi State-Alabama winner, 2:30; No. 7 Vanderbilt vs. No. 10 Missouri, 6 p.m.; No. 6 LSU vs. No. 11 Auburn, 8:30. Friday — No. 1 Tennessee vs. Arkansas-Florida winner, noon; No. 4 Texas A&M vs. South Carolina-Mississippi State/Alabama winner; 2:30; No. 2 Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt-Missouri winner, 6; No. 3 Georgia vs. LSU-Auburn winner, 8:30. Saturday — semifinal No. 1 (Game 6 vs. Game 7 winner), 4; semifinal No. 2 (Game 8 vs. Game 9 winner), 6. Sunday — final, 6.

TV: Today through Friday, Sun Sports and FSN. The semifinals are on ESPNU. The final is on ESPN2.

What Florida has to do: The road to the title won't be easy for the Gators. Florida defeated its opening opponent, Arkansas, during the season, but if the Gators advance they face top-seeded Tennessee. Florida's lone senior, Jennifer George, has been hampered the entire conference season with shoulder injuries. George and Jaterra Bonds are the only players who know what to expect in this atmosphere (the Gators have six freshmen).

Antonya English, Times staff writer


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