South Carolina, Tennessee headline SEC Tournament

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — South Carolina would love nothing more than to add to its growing resume than by winning its first Southeastern Conference tournament championship this week.

The No. 3 Gamecocks (27-2) enter the tournament, which begins Wednesday, having already clinched back-to-back regular-season league championships.

However, they must overcome a field that features five ranked teams and includes second-seeded Tennessee — which has won the tournament 17 times in 35 years, including seven of the last 10.

The Lady Vols (25-4) lost at South Carolina two weeks ago, but — like the Gamecocks — they are hopeful of earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament with a strong showing this week.

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