Hogs draw late start at SEC Tournament

Posted: March 3, 2018 at 7:43 p.m.

Arkansas players and coaches watch their team lose to Missouri late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

— Arkansas' first game at the 2018 SEC Tournament will be played Thursday at approximately 8:30 p.m. in St. Louis.

The Razorbacks are the No. 6 seed in the tournament and will play either No. 11 seed South Carolina or No. 14 seed Ole Miss in the second round. The Gamecocks and Rebels will play in the first round Wednesday at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Arkansas is undefeated this season in three games against the teams it could potentially play Thursday, with home wins over South Carolina (81-65) and Ole Miss (97-93), and a road win at Ole Miss (75-64).

If the Razorbacks win their first game at the tournament, they will play Florida in the late game Friday. Arkansas lost 88-73 at Florida earlier this season.

The Razorbacks lost 77-67 at Missouri on Saturday. With a win Arkansas would have been the No. 4 seed at the tournament and would not have had to play until Friday.