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2020 SEC Tournament: Schedule, Bracket, Recent History, TV/Streaming Info

Kentucky had an unexpectedly easy time in winning the regular-season title, and now the Wildcats will go for their fifth title in six years.

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2020 Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Basics

Dates

Wednesday, March 11th (first round); Thursday, March 12th (second round); Friday, March 13th (quarterfinals); Saturday, March 14th (semifinals); Sunday, March 15th (championship)

Format

Traditional bracket

Site

Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena will host the SEC Tournament for the ninth time.

TV/Streaming Info

ESPN has Sunday’s championship, Saturday’s semifinals, and the first two quarterfinals on Friday. SEC carries Friday’s evening session and Wednesday and Thursday’s full lineups.

Participants

All 14 teams will play in this season’s event.

Downloadable Bracket

Schedule

First Round (Wed., March 11)

SEC Network will air both games.

Game 1: No. 13 Georgia 81, No. 12 Ole Miss Rebels (15-17, 6-12) 63
The Rebels won the pair’s only regular-season meeting on the road.

Game 2: No. 14 Vanderbilt Commodores (11-21, 3-15) 73, No. 11 Arkansas 86
The Razorbacks won the pair’s only regular-season meeting at home.

Second Round (Thu., March 12)

SEC Network will air all four games.

Game 3: No. 9 Alabama Crimson Tide (16-15, 8-10) vs. No. 8 Tennessee Volunteers (17-14, 9-9), 1 p.m.
The Volunteers won the pair’s only regular-season meeting on the road.

Game 4: No. 13 Georgia Bulldogs (16-16, 5-13) vs. No. 5 Florida Gators (19-12, 11-7), approx. 3:30 p.m.
The Gators swept the season series.

Game 5: No. 10 Missouri Tigers (15-16, 7-11) vs. No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies (16-14, 10-8), 7 p.m.
The Aggies swept the season series.

Game 6: No. 11 Arkansas Razorbacks (20-12, 7-11) vs. No. 6 South Carolina Gamecocks (18-13, 10-8), approx. 9:30 p.m.
The Gamecocks won the pair’s only regular-season meeting at home.

Quarterfinals (Fri., March 13)

Game 7: Game 3 Winner vs. No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats (25-6, 15-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 8: Game 4 Winner vs. No. 4 Mississippi State Bulldogs (20-11, 11-7), approx. 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Game 9: Game 5 Winner vs. No. 2 Auburn Tigers (25-6, 12-6), 7 p.m. (SECN)
Game 10: Game 6 Winner vs. No. 3 LSU Tigers (21-10, 12-6), approx. 9:30 p.m. (SECN)

Semifinals (Sat., March 14)

ESPN will air both games.

Game 11: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner, 1 p.m.
Game 12: Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner, approx. 3:30 p.m.

Championship (Sun., March 15)

Game 13: Semifinal winners, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

10-Year Mayhem Potential

Data from Bob Vetrone Jr. on Twitter.

Over the past 10 seasons, a No. 1 seed has won four SEC Tournament titles, though one of those was a Division winner back when the conference was split for hoops.

  • 1 seed (4): 2010 (East), 2014, 2015, 2017
  • 2 seed (2): 2011 (East), 2016
  • 3 seed (2); 2012, 2013
  • 4 seed (1): 2018
  • 5 seed (1): 2019

10-Year NCAA Bid Totals

  • 8 bids (1): 2018 (8-8 record, 14 teams)
  • 7 bids (1): 2019 (12-7 record, 14 teams)
  • 5 bids (3): 2011 (7-5 record, 12 teams), 2015 (6-5 record, 14 teams), 2017 (11-5 record, 14 teams)
  • 4 bids (2): 2010 (6-4 record, 12 teams) 2012 (10-3 record, 12 teams, Kentucky national champion)
  • 3 bids (3): 2013 (4-3 record, 14 teams), 2014 (12-3 record, 14 teams), 2016 (3-3 record, 14 teams)

It’s more likely that the SEC sends four teams to the 2020 Tournament than meeting its recent totals of eight and nine bids.

Last Conference Tournament Championships

Auburn: 2019 (5 seed)
Kentucky: 2018 (4 seed)
Florida: 2014 (1 seed)
Ole Miss: 2013 (3 seed)
Missouri: 2012 (2 seed, Big 12)
Vanderbilt: 2012 (3 seed)
Mississippi State: 2009 (West 3 seed)
Georgia: 2008 (East 6 seed)
Arkansas: 2000 (West 3 seed)
Alabama: 1991
Texas A&M: 1987 (SWC)
LSU: 1980
Tennessee: 1979
South Carolina: 1971 (ACC)

Missouri, South Carolina, and Texas A&M have yet to win the SEC Tournament title, though all three have won championships in previous conferences.

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