Men's Hoops To Face Ole Miss In SEC Tournament First Round

 

March 6, 2011

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COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina (14-15) has earned the No. 6 seed from the East and will play Ole Miss (19-12), the No. 3 seed from the West in the first round of the 2011 SEC Tournament next Thursday in Atlanta. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m. ET at the Georgia Dome, with the contest televised on the SEC Network.

South Carolina owns a 16-19 overall record in SEC Tournament action. The Gamecocks have reached the Championship game twice - 1998, lost to Kentucky and 2006, lost to eventual national champion Florida.

South Carolina defeated Ole Miss, 79-73, on Feb. 22 in the regular-season matchup between the two schools in Columbia. The Gamecocks lead the all-time series 14-13.

The winner of the South Carolina vs. Ole Miss matchup will face Kentucky, the No. 2 seed from the East on Friday afternoon.