Georgia opens SEC basketball tournament against Ole Miss

Georgia guard Sahvir Wheeler (15) drives the ball against Ole Miss Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens. Georgia lost 70-60.

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Georgia guard Sahvir Wheeler (15) drives the ball against Ole Miss Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens. Georgia lost 70-60.

Georgia will open the SEC basketball tournament Wednesday as the 13th seed with a matchup against Ole Miss (7 p.m., SEC Network) in Nashville.

The Bulldogs ended the season 15-16, 5-13 in conference play, with a 94-64 loss to LSU Saturday in Baton Rouge, La.

Georgia lost its two regular season meetings with the Rebels (15-16, 6-12 SEC).

Should the Bulldogs advance they’ll face Florida on Thursday afternoon. The SEC championship game will played Sunday (1 p.m., ESPN) at Brigdestone Arena.

SEC Tournament schedule

First Round 

Wednesday, March 11 
Georgia (13) vs. Ole Miss (12) 
Vanderbilt (14) vs. Arkansas (11)

Second round 

Thursday, March 12 
Alabama (9) vs. Tennessee (8) 
Georgia/Ole Miss vs. Florida (5) 
Missouri (10) vs. Texas A&M (7) 
Vanderbilt/Arkansas vs. South Carolina (6)

Quarterfinals 

Friday, March 13 
Alabama/Tennessee vs. Kentucky (1) 
Georgia/Ole Miss/Florida vs. Mississippi State (4) 
Missouri/Texas A&M vs. Auburn (2) 
Vanderbilt/Arkanas/South Carolina vs. LSU (3)

Semifinals 

Saturday, March 14 
Game 1: 1 p.m., ESPN, TBD vs. TBD 
Game 2: 4 p.m., ESPN, TBD vs. TBD

Championship 

Sunday, March 15
1 p.m., ESPN, TBD vs. TBD