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SEC Basketball: Tennessee, Auburn now tied atop the regular season conference standings

Saturday is going to be interesting.

NCAA Basketball: Tennessee at Mississippi State Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

With Tennessee’s impressive win on the road against Mississippi State, the Volunteers have clinched a double bye in the upcoming SEC Tournament. Tennessee will be at worst a No. 2 seed in the conference tournament.

This means you won’t see Tennessee until that Friday, March 9th. This year’s tournament will be held in St. Louis, Missouri at the Scottrade Center.

The Vols did their job tonight — and the Arkansas Razorbacks did theirs. They took down Auburn to bring the Tigers to a 12-5 SEC record, which is now equal to Tennessee’s.

Tennessee now has a home game against Georgia left, while Auburn has a home game against South Carolina. Auburn still holds a head to head tie-breaker over Tennessee, so it would take a Tennessee win and an Auburn loss on Saturday for an outright regular season title. Tennessee could clinch a share of the title with a win against Georgia.

But everything that needed to happen tonight, happened. It all comes down to Saturday. Auburn plays at 2:30 eastern and Tennessee plays at 5:00 eastern on Saturday afternoon.