Alabama’s Trevor Releford hit a 3-point basket at the buzzer to send the Crimson Tide over Georgia 61-58. Moments later, Tennessee secured the win over Missouri 64-62. Neither game changed Kentucky’s #2 seed, but did help secure who will be playing in the 7/10 match-up, with the winner facing Kentucky.
The Tennessee win over Missouri will pit Kentucky against the winner of the 7/10 game between Arkansas and Vanderbilt on Friday night at 7:30 ET in Nashville. Kentucky would most likely face the winner of Ole Miss/Missouri if they advance to the semi-finals.
Tennessee and Alabama both kept their bubble hopes alive with the wins this afternoon. Tennessee now has nine top-100 wins this season.
Kentucky, Ole Miss and Alabama all ended the season with 12-6 SEC records, but Kentucky won the 2-seed by virtue of a tie-breaker (the 1-1 record against Florida ended up being what sent them over).
(Bracket will be coming shortly…)