UK to play winner of LSU-Alabama in SEC Tournament

The field is set.

Kentucky will play the winner of the LSU-Alabama game on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament in Atlanta. LSU is the No. 7 seed and Alabama is the No. 10 seed.

UK split its season series with LSU, losing in Baton Rouge, La., but winning at Rupp Arena in overtime on a last-second shot from Julius Randle. The Cats beat Alabama on Tuesday, UK’s only win in its last four games.

Despite losing to Florida on Saturday and Georgia’s win, Kentucky won the tiebreaker with the Bulldogs for the No. 2 seed because of UK’s head-to-head victory.

Heading into the day, 12 of the 14 seeds for the SEC Tournament had yet to be determined. Only UK and Florida were locked in at their spots.

UK’s quarterfinal game is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. on SEC TV. LSU-Alabama will take place Thursday at 7 p.m. on SEC TV.