The second-seeded Auburn equestrian team meets top-seeded Georgia on Saturday, March 25, for the 2017 SEC Championship after both teams advanced in the semifinals Friday at the Auburn University Horse Center.
When the two meet Saturday morning at 10 a.m. ET, it will be the third time they’ve squared off this season with Georgia winning both — 11-7 at Georgia and 10-8 in Auburn on Feb. 11. In the national rankings, Auburn is No. 1 and Georgia is No. 5.
Here’s what you need to know about the 2017 SEC Championships on Saturday:
Auburn equestrian vs. Georgia match time, details
When: Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m. ET. The event originally scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET but the threat of bad weather forced conference officials to move it to an earlier start.
Where: Auburn University Horse Center, Auburn, Ala.
How to follow the Auburn equestrian vs. Georgia match Saturday
The 2017 SEC Championship will not be televised. The best way to follow the competition if by following the Auburn Equestrian Twitter account: @AuburnEQ. You also can track it through the Georgia Twitter account: @UGAEquestrian.
What you should know about Auburn equestrian vs. Georgia
Third time’s a charm?
Auburn edged Texas A&M for the third time in as many tries Friday in the semifinals of the SEC Championships and look to prevent the same thing from happening to them Saturday. Georgia owns a pair of victories against the Tigers this season. On Friday, Ashley Foster earned MOP honors for Equitation on the Flat with a 160 score.
— Auburn Equestrian (@AuburnEQ) March 24, 2017
Familiar setting for Bulldogs
This is the fourth consecutive season Georgia will compete in the SEC Championship after it defeated South Carolina 13-7 on Friday to improve to 10-4 this season. For their performances Friday against South Carolina, Bailey Anderson (Horsemanship), Liza Finsness (Equitation on the Flat) and Meg O’Mara (Equitation Over Fences) earned MOP (Most Outstanding Player).
Our MOPs from today's semifinal:
Liza Finsness (Flat)
Bailey Anderson (Horsemanship)
Meg O'Mara (Fences) pic.twitter.com/LGKjmhBcdQ
— Georgia Equestrian (@UGAEquestrian) March 24, 2017
It’s all in the SEC
Since the NCAA began naming an overall national champion in 2014, the SEC has won them all. Last season, Auburn won, South Carolina won in 2015 and Georgia in 2014. Auburn also won in 2013, 2011 and 2006, while Georgia has titles in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2004 and 2003.