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2014 SEC Basketball Tournament: First round action gets underway on Wednesday

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The 2014 SEC Basketball Tournament gets underway on Wednesday at the Georgia Dome with a pair of games featuring Auburn and South Carolina followed by Vanderbilt and Mississippi State.

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The 2014 SEC Tournament gets underway on Wednesday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Auburn and South Carolina get things started and will be followed by Vanderbilt taking on Mississippi State.

(12) Auburn vs (13) South Carolina 7 p.m. (SECTV/ESPN3)

Two of Auburn's six conference wins came at the expense of the Gamecocks. The Tigers earned a 79-74 win in Columbia in early February and then defended their home court 83-67 in the rematch. Chris Denson averaged 23.5 points in the two meetings for Auburn. South Carolina finished the conference season with just five wins but ended on a good note with a 74-62 win over Mississippi State. Frank Martin returns from his one-game suspension as the Gamecocks look for the upset.

The winner of this game will advance to take on fifth seeded Arkansas.

(11) Vanderbilt vs (14) Mississippi State (SECTV/ESPN3) 25 minutes after Game 1

Something has to give in Game 2 as both Vanderbilt and Mississippi State bring losing streaks into the conference. The Commodores have lost four straight but grinded out a 55-49 over the Bulldogs in the season's only meeting. Mississippi State has lost 13 straight games and haven't won since January.

The winner of Game 2 advances to the second round on Thursday and will take on Ole Miss.