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Atlanta tornado postpones SEC Tournament Georgia-Kentucky game

Atlanta tornado postpones SEC Tournament Georgia-Kentucky game The possible tornado which ripped through downtown Atlanta on Friday night, causing damage to the Georgia Dome, led to cancellation of the SEC Tournament quarterfinal game between Kentucky and Georgia. The severe weather in Atlanta delayed Mississippi State's 69-67 overtime win over Alabama for more than an hour and officials had to postpone the later SEC matchup between Kentucky and Georgia until Saturday. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the SEC will move the tournament to Georgia Tech's Alexander Memorial Coliseum. There is an unprecedented scenario of playing three games today - The Georgia - Kentucky winner might have to return later in the day for a semifinal game against Mississippi State. They will meet at noon EDT, with the winner facing Mississippi State about nine hours later. The other semifinal between No. 4 Tennessee and Arkansas will be played at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

 The Atlanta tornado damage to the Dome created mess on the betting sheets as well. Currently at the online sportsbook BodogLife, Kentucky remains favorite to beat Georgia in the SEC Tournament quarterfinal game with odds of -200, while Georgia is underdog at +170, but the SEC semifinal game between Mississippi State and the winner of the Georgia-Kentucky game is likely to get odds just shortly before the game. The other SEC Tournament semifinal game Tennessee vs. Arkansas sees Tennessee -6 point favorite against the spread.

 Published on 03/15/2008

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