Missouri’s win gives UK the No. 4 seed in the SEC Tournament


Kentucky freshman guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander guards Missouri guard Kassius Robertson during the game against Missouri on Saturday, February 24, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. The Wildcats won with a final score of 88-66. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

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After losing to Florida earlier on Saturday, Kentucky will be the No. 4 seed in the SEC Tournament thanks to Missouri’s victory over Arkansas.

The Cats had the chance to be the No. 3 seed in the SEC Tournament, but the victory for the Gators gave them the No. 3 seed instead. Both Kentucky and Florida will receive double-byes and won’t open up tournament play until Friday, March 9.

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Missouri earned the No. 5 seed with its win, while Arkansas falls to the No. 6 seed. 

Auburn and Tennessee are the top two seeds in the tournament after Auburn clinched the regular season title for the first time since 1999.

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Kentucky will open up its SEC Tournament run on March 9 at 3 p.m. ET and could face Missouri in the quarterfinals if they advance out of the second round. The Cats are 1-1 against Missouri this season, winning the most recent matchup at home on Feb. 24.