The 2018 #SEC Tournament schedule has been released even though the final brackets have not yet been settled. Below is an updated picture of the 2018 SEC Tournament brackets, with the teams as they stand on February 28. There are some important games coming up that could shift things, including Georgia vs. Texas A&M on Wednesday night, but the conference is starting to shake things out.

The 2018 SEC Tournament schedule will run from March 7–11 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. All 14 schools are trying to clinch an automatic spot in the 2018 NCAA Tournament, which is assigned to the winner of the conference tournament.

Two games will take place in the first round, with the current matchups slated to be South Carolina vs. Ole Miss and Texas A&M vs. Vanderbilt.

Four double-byes are assigned to the schools with the best regular-season records in the Southeastern Conference. Currently, they are #Auburn, Tennessee, Florida, and Arkansas. #Kentucky is a strong fifth through the first 16 conference games on their schedule. Quite a few teams need to advance far in the SEC tournament brackets if they want to get an invitation to the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

In the updated Bracketology report by ESPN, eight SEC schools are projected to impress the NCAA Selection Committee and get invites to the Big Dance. They are Auburn, Tennessee, Florida, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Alabama, and Texas A&M. A few of the schools need at least one win within the SEC tournament brackets in order to finish with a nice resume.

Can an SEC school find a way to get a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament?

2018 SEC Tournament schedule

March 7 – First-round matchups

Game 1: No. 12 South Carolina vs. No. 13 Ole Miss (7:00 PM ET / SEC)

Game 2: No. 11 Texas A&M vs. No. 14 Vanderbilt (SEC)

March 8 – Second-round matchups

Game 3: No. 8 Alabama vs. No. 9 Georgia (1:00 PM ET / SEC)

Game 4: No. 5 Kentucky vs. South Carolina/Ole Miss (SEC)

Game 5: No. 7 Missouri vs. No. 10 LSU (7:00 / SEC)

Game 6: No. 6 Mississippi State vs. Texas A&M/Vanderbilt (SEC)

March 9 – Third-round matchups

Game 7: No. 1 Auburn vs. Alabama/Georgia (1:00 PM ET / ESPN)

Game 8: No. 4 Arkansas vs. Kentucky/South Carolina/Ole Miss (ESPN)

Game 9: No. 2 Tennessee vs. Missouri/LSU (7:00 / SEC)

Game 10: No. 3 Florida vs. MSU/A&M/Vanderbilt (SEC)

SEC tournament brackets final four

March 10 – Semi-Finals

Game 11: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner (1:00 PM ET / ESPN)

Game 12: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner (ESPN)

March 11 – SEC Championship

Game 13: Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner (1:00 PM ET / ESPN)

*All times are PM ET. Matchups with no times begin immediately after the previous one has come to an end.

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