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2020 SEC Tournament Bracket: Tennessee earns No. 8 seed

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Following a disappointing blowout loss to the Auburn Tigers on Saturday afternoon, the Tennessee Volunteers have earned a No. 8 seed in the 2020 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Tennessee will face No. 9 seed Alabama in the second round on Thursday at Noon central time. The 2020 SEC Tournament will be held in Nashville, Tennessee.

SEC Tournament Bracket 2020

Tennessee beat Alabama 69-68 on the road last month. It was a 15 point comeback for the Volunteers, keeping their season alive at the time.

The Kentucky Wildcats secured the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament, and await the winner of Tennessee-Alabama. The Volunteers went into Rupp Arena and beat the Wildcats on Tuesday night behind a 27 point effort from John Fulkerson.

Auburn earned the No. 2 seed, while LSU and Mississippi State each secured the No. 3 and 4 seeds, respectively.

Following the loss to Auburn at home on Saturday, Tennessee needs a deep run in the SEC Tournament if they want to secure a bid in the NCAA Tournament. At this point, it may very well take a championship run — but wins against Alabama and Kentucky may get them close.

The fun begins on Wednesday night with Georgia vs. Ole Miss and Vanderbilt vs. Arkansas.