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2014 SEC Tournament, South Carolina vs. Arkansas: How to watch, TV schedule

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South Carolina and Arkansas clash in a second round SEC Tournament match-up. Let's talk about it.

Duane Notice looks to build on his 23-point outing on Wednesday in Thursday afternoon's contest.
Duane Notice looks to build on his 23-point outing on Wednesday in Thursday afternoon's contest.
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South Carolina got 18 hours between walking off the court after their 74-56 win over Auburn on Wednesday evening and their 3:30pm tip against the Arkansas Razorbacks this afternoon. Can the Gamecocks run with the rested Razorbacks, who are playing for the chance at an NCAA Tournament berth?

Tip-off: 3:30pm ET (approx.)

TV: SECTV or ESPN3

Location: Atlanta, GA

Tournament Preview: here.

Day 1 review / Day 2 preview: here.

Game preview: here.

Probable starters:

South Carolina

G Sindarius Thornwell

G Brenton Williams

F Michael Carrera

F Demetrius Henry

C Mindaugas Kacinas

Arkansas

G Fred Gully

G Rashad Madden

F Michael Qualls

F Coty Clarke

C Bobby Portis

Arkansas enters this game licking its wounds from an 25-point thrashing at the hands of Alabama last Saturday, which significantly dented their fading NCAA hopes. The Razorbacks need to win at least this game, as well as a Friday match-up against Tennessee, to have any realistic hopes of making the NCAAs.

For the Gamecocks, given their 13-19 overall record, the only chance of post-season play after this weekend comes via an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. They're 4 wins away from that, and since it takes 6 wins to take down the NCAA championship,* that puts Carolina only 10 victories away from their first national championship in men's basketball.

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