The first matchup between in-state rivals and top-5 teams Alabama and Auburn will have to wait a little bit longer.

Storms brought heavy rains and lightning through Starkville on Thursday night and forced a postponement for this highly-anticipated quarterfinal game. The game will start at 11AM on Friday morning before the semifinals are held that afternoon.

Alabama (45-11) is ranked 4th in the country while Auburn (46-9) is ranked 5th, but the Tigers were a half-game better in conference play. The difference ended up being a canceled game against Tennessee earlier this month that allowed them both to finish ahead of the Crimson Tide.

Friday's game can be heard live on 95.3 the Bear and you can see the full SEC Tournament bracket here.