HOOVER, Ala. – The 20th-ranked and No. 5 seed University of Arkansas baseball team is set to play No. 12 seed Tennessee Tuesday evening at approximately 8 p.m. in the opening round of the SEC Tournament at the Hoover Met.
The Razorbacks ended the regular season with a 33-20 record and 17-12 mark in SEC play to finish third in the SEC west and fifth place overall in the conference standings.
Arkansas did not lose an SEC series over the final eight weeks, posting a 16-7 record with seven series wins and a rain-shortened series split with Tennessee.
In search of its first SEC Tournament Championship in program history, The Razorbacks are making their seventh straight appearance in the SEC Tournament and 21st overall.
Arkansas has made three SEC Tournament Championship game appearances in program history, finishing runner up in 1998 to Auburn, in 1999 to Alabama and in 2007 to Vanderbilt.
The Razorbacks are 9-11 in SEC Tournament openers, including a 4-0 victory over Texas A&M last season. Arkansas is 1-0 against the Volunteers in the SEC Tournament, defeating Tennessee 4-1 during the 2004 championship.
The most tournament wins for Arkansas came in 1999 with four. The Razorbacks claimed three wins a year ago, falling in the semifinals to LSU. Dave Van Horn is 14-20 in 11 SEC Tournament appearances.
Arkansas in the SEC Tournament
- The Razorbacks are making their seventh straight SEC Tournament appearances and 21st overall.
- Arkansas is 9-11 in SEC Tournament openers.
- The Razorbacks are 1-0 all-time against Tennessee in the SEC Tournament.
- Arkansas has never won the SEC Tournament, but has appeared in title games in 1998, 1999 and 2007.
- Dave Van Horn is 14-20 in 11 SEC Tournament appearances.
2015 SEC Tournament Schedule
Tuesday, May 19
Game 1 9:30 a.m. #6 Ole Miss vs. #11 Alabama [SEC Network]
Game 2 TBD #7 Missouri vs. #10 South Carolina [SEC Network]
Game 3 4:30 p.m. #8 Kentucky vs. #9 Auburn [SEC Network]
Game 4 TBD #5 Arkansas vs. #12 Tennessee [SEC Network]
Wednesday, May 20
Game 5 9:30 a.m. #3 Texas A&M vs. Winner Game 1 [SEC Network]
Game 6 TBD #2 Vanderbilt vs. Winner Game 2 [SEC Network]
Game 7 4:30 p.m. #1 LSU vs. Winner Game 3 [SEC Network]
Game 8 TBD #4 Florida vs. Winner Game 4 [SEC Network]
Thursday, May 21
Game 9 9:30 a.m. Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 [SEC Network]
Game 10 TBD Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8 [SEC Network]
Game 11 4:30 p.m. Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 [SEC Network]
Game 12 TBD Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 [SEC Network]
Friday, May 22
Game 13 3:00 p.m. Winner Game 9 vs. Loser Game 11 [SEC Network]
Game 14 TBD Winner Game 10 vs. Loser 12 [SEC Network]
Saturday, May 23
Game 15 Noon Winner Game 13 vs. Winner Game 11 [SEC Network]
Game 16 TBD Winner Game 14 vs. Winner Game 12 [SEC Network]
Sunday, May 24
Game 17 3:30 p.m. Winner Game 15 vs. Winner Game 16 [ESPN2]
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