Each of the top four seeds - all ranked in the top 13 - has byes until Friday's quarterfinals. No. 10 Kentucky earned the No. 2 seed by beating No. 8 Tennessee 78-65 on Sunday.
The No. 12 seed, Mississippi State, plays No. 13 seed Alabama in Wednesday night's opening game. The winner plays No. 5 seed South Carolina on Thursday. In other games Thursday, Arkansas plays Florida, Missouri plays Vanderbilt and Auburn plays LSU.
The championship game is set for Sunday night.