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March 4 SEC Basketball Schedule: Tip times, TV schedule, live streaming, odds and picks

The final day of the regular season.

NCAA Basketball: South Carolina at Vanderbilt
Yes, Frank, I’m mad about this schedule too.
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Today’s Schedule

Game Time (ET) TV
Kentucky at Texas A&M 12:00 PM CBS
Alabama at Tennessee 1:00 PM SEC Network
Georgia at Arkansas 2:00 PM ESPN2
Florida at Vanderbilt 2:00 PM ESPN
Missouri at Auburn 3:30 PM SEC Network
LSU at Mississippi State 6:00 PM SEC Network
South Carolina at Ole Miss 8:30 PM SEC Network

Kentucky-Texas A&M is available to stream on CBSSports.com. All other games can be streamed on WatchESPN.

To be honest, the last day of the regular season feels like a bit of a letdown. Kentucky at Texas A&M was supposed to be a rematch of last year’s co-champs. Instead, Kentucky wrapped up the conference title on Tuesday night and the Aggies are probably deciding if they want to pony up the cash to play in the CBI at this point.

We went over the seeding scenarios for the SEC Tournament yesterday, and frankly, it just feels like there isn’t a whole lot left to play for. The top four seeds in the conference tournament are set in stone (Okay, okay, technically Arkansas and South Carolina still have to figure out who’s the 3 and who’s the 4), and all four should feel at least pretty good about their chances of a tournament bid. Florida can get a share of the regular season title if they win and Kentucky loses. Vanderbilt can keep its tournament hopes alive with a win over Florida. Georgia can revive its fading hopes for a bid with a win at Arkansas.

Other than that? Well, Alabama and Tennessee and Ole Miss have a shot at burnishing their credentials for the NIT, I guess. And yes, Missouri-Auburn and LSU-Mississippi State are probably going to do this again on Wednesday night, as unless Missouri wins and LSU loses those are literally going to be previews of the first night of the SEC Tournament. So, yeah. Settle in, watch, and then rest up for a few days before the madness begins.

Odds and Picks

Season to Date: 106-133-1 ATS

  • Kentucky (-7) at Texas A&M: Kentucky sleepwalked through a game against Vanderbilt on Tuesday, but then Vanderbilt still had (and has) quite a bit to play for. Texas A&M really doesn’t.
  • Alabama (+2.5) at Tennessee: The Vols looked promising for a while before reverting into more or less the team we thought they’d be over the latter half of the SEC schedule. I think Alabama builds on its momentum from Wednesday night’s win here.
  • Florida at Vanderbilt (+4): You can call this a gut feeling or you can call this me being a homer, but I think Vandy will pull this out.
  • Georgia at Arkansas (-6): I hate you, universe, for depriving us of Yante Maten and Moses Kingsley going at it. Georgia’s actually won three straight since Maten got hurt, but two of those were over LSU and Auburn by a combined four points, so...
  • Missouri at Auburn (-9): Why?
  • LSU at Mississippi State (No Line): That’s right, as I write this, no line has been released for this game (likely due to Quinndary Weatherspoon’s questionable status). That said, if you find yourself in Vegas wanting to drop a dime on this game for some reason, (a) you probably have better uses of your money and (b) seriously, just flip a coin because I guess somebody has to win.
  • South Carolina at Ole Miss (+2.5): This is gonna be entertaining as all hell, because Frank Martin and Andy Kennedy are involved. Anyway, South Carolina decided to stop gagging away their season a week ago, but I think Ole Miss will spring the upset here.