Gamecocks draw Bulldogs; Tigers take on Seminoles

South Carolina will face Mississippi State in the first round of the SEC Tournament on Wednesday, while Clemson will take on Florida State at the ACC Tournament on Thursday.

South Carolina (14-17, 4-14 SEC) earned the No. 12 seed and will face No. 13 seed Mississippi State (9-21, 4-14 SEC) in the opening round of the 2013 SEC Tournament, set to be held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., March 13-17.

The Gamecocks and Bulldogs are set for a 7:30 p.m. ET start time on Wednesday. The Gamecocks and Bulldogs split the season series in 2013, with each team winning on its home court. Wednesday’s contest will mark exactly one week since the Gamecocks earned a 79-72 win over the Bulldogs in Columbia behind a school record for SEC regular season play 38 points from junior guard Brenton Williams.

South Carolina owns a 16-21 all-time record in SEC Tournament play, which includes a 4-3 record in tournament games played in Nashville. The winner of the South Carolina versus Mississippi State contest will advance to face fifth-seeded Tennessee on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. ET, also televised on the SEC Network.

Clemson, the 11thseed, will face sixth-seeded Florida State in the opening round of the ACC Tournament on Thursday, March 14.  The game will be televised by both ESPNU and the ACC Network and is slated to start at 9:00 PM, or 20 minutes after the conclusion of the Maryland vs. Wake Forest game.  The game will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum for the first time since 2011, and for the third time in the last four years.  The winner of Thursday’s contest will face No. 3 seed North Carolina in the same time slot on Friday.

Thursday’s game will be the seventh meeting between the two since Florida State joined the league.  The Seminoles hold a 4-2 advantage all-time in tournament play.  Interestingly enough, the team that has won the most recent regular season game has lost the ACC Tournament game all six previous meetings.  That includes three times when one of the teams had swept the regular season.  That occurred most recently in 2007 when the Seminoles defeated the Tigers when the tournament was in Tampa after Clemson had won the two regular season meetings.  Clemson won games in 1993 and 2001 under that scenario – its only two wins in the ACC Tournament over Florida State.

The Tigers and Seminoles have met twice already this season.  Florida State swept the regular season series, winning 71-66 at Clemson on Jan. 5 and 60-57 in Tallahassee on Jan. 24.  In the second meeting, FSU senior Michael Snaer banked in a three-pointer at the buzzer to lift the ‘Noles to victory.

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