Bama Baseball to Face Mississippi State in SEC Tournament

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Monday, May 20, 2002

Beau Hearod

The 2002 Southeastern Conference Western Division champion No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (44-12, 20-10 SEC) opens the 2002 SEC Tournament with No. 7 Mississippi State (33-22-1, 14-15 SEC)  on Wednesday, May 22 at 1 p.m. in the second game of session one. 

The first game features the No.3 Florida Gators and the No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs at 10 a.m. The two winners will play Thursday, May 23 at 5 p.m., while the losers will square off Thursday, May 23 at 10 a.m. 

Alabama and MSU met just two weeks ago with the Crimson Tide sweeping the three-game SEC series at the Joe in Tuscaloosa.  It was UA’s first series sweep over MSU since 1976.  The Crimson Tide has won three straight series with MSU for the first time since the 1973-74 seasons.  UA has also won all seven post-season meetings with Miss. State under head coach Jim Wells, including five  SEC Tournament tilts.

The Crimson Tide has enjoyed much success in the SEC Tournament since 1995, winning four championships (1995, 1996, 1997 and 1999).  The 1995 SEC Western Division Tournament title was UA’s first since 1983.  Alabama missed the post-season party last year at the Met and is the only league team with a .500 record (15-15) not the make the SEC Tournament under the new format, which began in 1996. 

2002 SEC BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

Wednesday, May 22

Game 1 10:00 a.m. #3 Florida vs. #6 Georgia [CSS]
Game 2 1:00 p.m. #2 Alabama vs. #7 Mississippi State [CSS]
Game 3 5:00 p.m. #4 LSU vs. #5 Auburn [CSS]
Game 4 8:00 p.m. #1 South Carolina vs. #8 Arkansas [CSS]

Thursday, May 23

Game 5 10:00 a.m. Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 [CSS]
Game 6 1:00 p.m. Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 [CSS]
Game 7 5:00 p.m. Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 [CSS]
Game 8 8:00 p.m. Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 [CSS]

Friday, May 24

Game 9 3:00 p.m. Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 7 [SEC-TV]
Game 10 6:00 p.m. Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 8 [SEC-TV]

Saturday, May 25

Game 11 10:00 a.m. Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9 [SEC-TV]
Game 12 1:30 p.m. Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 10 [SEC-TV]
Game 13* 5:00 p.m. Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 11 [CSS]
Game 14* 8:30 p.m. Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12 [CSS]

Sunday, May 26

Game 15* 3:00 p.m. Winner Game 13 vs. Winner Game 14 [SEC-TV]

* - Game 13 will be necessary if the winner of Game 9 also wins Game 11.

* - Game 14 will be necessary if the winner of Game 10 also wins Game 12. If Game 13 is not necessary, Game 14 would start at 5:00 p.m.

* - If both bracket winners are undefeated, there will be no 5:00 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. games on Saturday and the championship game would be Game 13. All Times are Central [SEC-TV] - FOX Sports Net South, FOX Sports Net Southwest, Sunshine Network [CSS] - Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast The second and third games each day will begin 30 minutes following the previous game, but no earlier than the designated start time.


 

 

     
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