Kentucky is set to play their first postseason game around 8:00 pm on Friday night. Their matchup is slated for '25 minutes after Game 9' in which they'll face the winner of Georgia/Vanderbilt vs. Alabama.
Georgia and Vanderbilt will play Wednesday night after Game 1 (Ole Miss vs. Missouri) concludes, and the winner of that moves on to Thursday night to take on the Crimson Tide. By that point, Kentucky will the be down to two options of who their opponent will be come Friday.
Kentucky's 3 seed earns them the double-bye, allowing them 6 days to rest and prepare for their conference title run, when on the other hand, Kentucky's opponent will have had either been playing for their third straight day (Georgia/Vanderbilt), or in back-to-back games if it's Alabama.
Georgia is one of the worst teams in college basketball, let alone the Southeastern Conference. If I was a betting man, I'd have to say Vanderbilt moves on and we'll be seeing a 11-seed vs. 6-seed matchup between the Commodores and Crimson Tide.
If you aren't making the trip to Tampa, I'm sure you'll be locked and loaded, ready to go in whatever bar or home set-up you have for the game. If you plan on watching it on TV, it will be available for stream on the SEC Network. If you're still an old-fashioned listener, which I'm envious of, you can listen to Tom Leach and Mike Pratt call the game on the UK Sports Network. If you don't have cable/satellite, it will also be available on the ESPN app.
Kentucky is currently the betting favorite to win the tournament at +200. The SEC Championship will be Sunday, March 13th at 1:00 pm. For the entire bracket, click here.