Arkansas opens SEC Tournament on Thursday

Posted: March 8, 2014 at 6:53 p.m.

Arkansas' Fred Gulley gets low to regain balance after fighting with Auburn's Tahj Shamsid-Deen for a ball loose in the air Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, during the second half of the game against Auburn at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

With its loss to Alabama Saturday, Arkansas earned the five-seed in the SEC Tournament that begins next week in Atlanta.

The Razorbacks will play the winner of the South Carolina and Auburn game, which will be played Wednesday at 6 p.m. central time.

Earlier this season, Arkansas beat the Tigers 86-67 and the Gamecocks 71-64. Both games were played in Fayetteville.

South Carolina enters the SEC Tournament with an 11-19 record and the No. 13 seed, while Auburn enters with a 13-15 record and the No. 12 seed.

Arkansas' first game will begin 25 minutes after the Missouri-Texas A&M game at noon Thursday.

If the Razorbacks win, they will advance to the quarterfinals to play fourth-seed Tennessee.