LSU Fifth Seed in SEC Basketball Tournament; Plays Thursday
BATON ROUGE – LSU’s 80-77 overtime win over Alabama Saturday in the regular season finale helped LSU earn the fifth seed in the Southeastern Conference Tournament which takes place this coming week in Tampa. Florida.
LSU’s win started a day that would end up with LSU as part of a five-way tie for fifth place in the league with a 9-9 record, LSU’s fourth consecutive non-losing season in the league. LSU has now won 48 SEC games over the last four seasons, tied for second best in the league, and Saturday’s win was its 22nd SEC home victory in the last three seasons, tied for the best in the league.
As the fifth seed, LSU will play on the second day of the tournament on Thursday in the second game of the day which is scheduled for 25 minutes following the conclusion of the noon ET game (11 a.m. CT) or approximately 2:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. CT. The game will be broadcast on the LSU Sports Radio Network and the SEC Network.
LSU will play the winner of Wednesday night’s opening game between the 12 and 13 seeds, Missouri and Ole Miss. LSU defeated Missouri at the Maravich Center, but Ole Miss pinned one of the two losses at home on the Tigers in their lone meeting this season.
Auburn is the Number 1 seed as the regular season champions and will receive the double bye to the quarterfinals with Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas.
After LSU, Alabama is the six seed, South Carolina the seven seed, Texas A&M 8th, Florida 9th, Mississippi State 10, Vanderbilt 11. After Missouri and Ole Miss, Georgia is the 14 seed.
2022 Southeastern Conference Tournament
Amalie Arena – Tampa Florida
Wednesday, March 9 – 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT
12 Missouri vs. 13 Ole Miss, SEC Network
11 Vanderbilt vs. 14 Georgia, 25 minutes following the first game, SEC Network
Thursday, March 10 – Noon ET/11 a.m. CT
8 Texas A&M vs. 9 Florida, SEC Network
Missouri/Ole Miss winner vs. 5 LSU, 25 minutes following the first game, SEC Network
Thursday, March 10 – 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT
7 South Carolina vs. 10 Mississippi State, SEC Network
Vandy/UGA winner vs. Alabama, 25 minutes following the first game, SEC Network
Friday, March 11 – Noon ET/11 a.m. CT
Texas A&M/Florida winner vs. 1 Auburn, ESPN
Missouri/Ole Miss vs. LSU winner vs. 4 Arkansas, 25 minutes following the first game, ESPN
Friday, March 11 – 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT
South Carolina/Miss. State winner vs. 2 Tennessee, SEC Network
Vandy/UGA vs. Alabama winner vs. 3 Kentucky, 25 minutes following the first game, SEC Network
Saturday March 12 – 1 p.m. ET/Noon CT
Saturday, March 13 – 1 p.m. ET/Noon CT