S.E.C. tournament action on the distaff side of the basketball court begins today with the noontime tipoff of eighth-seeded Mississippi's clash with ninth-seeded Arkansas.
The winner of this evening's contest between sixth seed Vanderbilt and 11th seed Alabama will advance to the second round to face Georgia on Friday night. The Lady Dogs earned a No. 3 seed and a first-round bye.
Andy Landers's lady hoopsters, ranked 13th in the land, finished the regular season with a win over Auburn on Sunday, improving their record to 20-7 overall and 10-4 in conference play.
If Georgia makes it past tomorrow evening's quarterfinal match, the Lady Dogs will advance to face the winner of the bracket containing 10th-seeded Auburn, seventh-seeded South Carolina, and second-seeded Tennessee.
If both top seeds in Georgia's conference tournament bracket move on to the semifinals, it will set up a Saturday night showdown between the Lady Dogs and the team that has been the bane of Coach Landers's existence, the Lady Vols.
It's time to start paying attention to a Red and Black basketball squad that will be participating in the N.C.A.A. tournament.