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SEC Tournament projections: Where does Georgia basketball stand?

After starting out hot, Georgia basketball is in a slump as the SEC Tournament grows closer. UGA has until March 13 to get back on track and secure a better seed.

The Bulldogs were 12-3 headed into a matchup with No. 5 Tennessee on Jan. 13, riding 10-game win streak. Since that six-point loss to the Vols, Georgia has gone 3-7 in its last 10 games, including a stretch of six-straight losses.

UGA is likely out of NCAA Tournament contention, but that doesn’t mean an SEC Tournament run is out of the cards. All 14 SEC teams will participate in the event.

The Bulldogs need to build off a 76-64 win over Vanderbilt on Wednesday to get a better slot in the conference tournament. Georgia currently sits 11th in the SEC, which projects UGA as an 11th seed. That would pit the Bulldogs against No. 14-seed Missouri (8-18, 0-13 SEC) in the first round.

The first four seeds of the tournament are given a bye through the first two rounds, while the top 10 seeds will get a first-round bye. If the Bulldogs’ win their matchup, they’ll take on the No. 6 seed in the second round. That’s only the beginning of a tough route against some of the best teams in the country.

Full 2024 SEC Tournament schedule:

First round: Wednesday, March 13 (all times central)

  • Game 1: No. 12 seed vs. No. 13 seed | 6 p.m. | SEC Network

  • Game 2: No. 11 seed vs. No. 14 seed | 25 min. after Game 1 | SEC Network

Second round: Thursday, March 14

  • Game 3: No. 8 seed vs. No. 9 seed | Noon | SEC Network

  • Game 4: No. 5 seed vs. Game 1 winner | 25 min. after Game 3 | SEC Network

  • Game 5: No. 7 seed vs. No. 10 seed | 6 p.m. | SEC Network

  • Game 6: No. 6 seed vs. Game 2 winner | 25 min. after Game 5 | SEC Network

Quarterfinals: Friday, March 15

  • Game 7: No. 1 seed vs. Game 3 winner | Noon | ESPN

  • Game 8: No. 4 seed vs. Game 4 winner | 25 min. after Game 7 | ESPN

  • Game 9: No. 2 seed vs. Game 5 winner | 6 p.m. | SEC Network

  • Game 10: No. 3 seed vs. Game 6 winner | 25 min. after Game 9 | SEC Network

Semifinals: Saturday, March 16

  • Game 11: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner | Noon | ESPN

  • Game 12: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner | 25 min. after Game 11 | ESPN

Championship: Sunday, March 17

  • Game 13: Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner | Noon | ESPN

The Bulldogs will finish out the season with a trip to LSU, home stands against Texas A&M and Ole Miss, and a home-and-home against No. 14 Auburn.

Story originally appeared on UGA Wire