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Mississippi State’s 16th-ranked women finished in a tie for second place in the SEC standings and earned a double-bye in this week’s league tournament.

The Bulldogs (24-6) beat Alabama 61-52 on Sunday in their regular-season finale.

“It was not pretty, but you take them how you can get them,” MSU coach Vic Schaefer said.

The SEC tournament begins Wednesday at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.

League champion South Carolina (28-1) is the top seed, followed by Texas A&M (21-8) and MSU.

Ole Miss, seeded 14th, will play a first-round game against 11th seed Vanderbilt. That winner plays 6th seed Georgia on Thursday for the right to face MSU in a Friday night quarterfinal game.

The Rebels (10-19) closed the regular season on Sunday by losing 60-49 at Arkansas – their 10th consecutive loss.

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