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Georgia finishes as No. 3 seed, Gets double bye in SEC Tournament

Thanks to Georgia's win over Auburn and Vanderbilt's win over Mississippi, the Bulldogs will be the No. 3 seed in next week's SEC Tournament in Nashville.

John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia will be the No. 3 seed and will have a double bye in the SEC Tournament for the second straight year. The Bulldogs pulled out a hard fought 64-61 victory at Auburn. Georgia however, wouldn't learn its tournament fate until later in the evening when Vanderbilt defeated Ole Miss.

Those two events put the Bulldogs into a four-way tie for third place along with LSU, Ole Miss and Texas A&M. The first tie-breaker was head-to-head record and Georgia finished 3-1. against those teams.

The double bye will give the Bulldogs a couple of extra days to get healthy. Georgia has battled injury throughout the season and played without Kenny Gaines on Saturday due to a foot injury.

This year's tournament will begin on Wednesday in Nashville with a couple of first round games. Here is a look at the complete SEC Tournament schedule:

Wednesday, March 11
No. 12 Mississippi State vs. No. 13 Auburn, 7 p.m.
No. 11 South Carolina vs. No. 14 Missouri, 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 12
No. 8 Florida vs. No. 9 Alabama, 1 p.m.
No. 5 Texas A&M vs. No. (12) Mississippi State/(13) Auburn winner, 3:30 p.m.
No. 7 Vanderbilt vs. No. 10 Tennessee, 7 p.m.
No. 6 Mississippi vs. No. (11) South Carolina/(14) Missouri winner, 9:30 p.m.

Friday, March 13

No. 1 Kentucky vs. (8) Florida/(9) Alabama winner, 1 p.m.
No. 4 LSU vs. No. (5) Texas A&M/Miss. St.-Auburn winner, 3:30 p.m.
No. 2 Arkansas vs. No. (7) Vanderbilt/(10) Tennessee winner, 7 p.m.
No. 3 Georgia vs. No. (6) Mississippi/S. Carolina-Missouri winner, 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 14
Semifinals: 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., ESPN

Sunday, March 15
Final: 1 p.m., ESPN