UPDATE 9:24 p.m. March 11: Due to the coronavirus, the balance of the SEC Tournament starting March 12 will be played without fans in attendance.
The famous Broadway in Nashville will provide the background the music for the SEC basketball tournament, live from Bridgestone Arena March 11-15.
With 14 teams competing, we’ll see several of them in the NCAA Tournament no matter the results in the championship. And the tournament is taking place close enough to Kentucky that Big Blue Nation will be there in force filling up the coffers of every honky tonk in town.
Here are the brackets:
Game 1: No. 13 Georgia vs. No. 12 Ole Miss 7:00 p.m. ET
Game 2: No. 14 Vanderbilt vs. No. 11 Arkansas 9:30 p.m. ET
Game 3: No. 9 Alabama vs No. 8 Tennessee 1:00 p.m. ET
Game 4: Game 1 winner vs. No. 5 Florida 3:30 p.m. ET
Game 5: No. 10 Missouri vs. No. 7 Texas A&M 7:00 p.m. ET
Game 6: Game 2 winner vs. No. 6 South Carolina 9:30 p.m. ET
Game 7: Game 3 winner vs No. 1 Kentucky 1:00 p.m. ET
Game 8: Game 4 winner vs. No. 4 Mississippi State 3:30 p.m. ET
Game 9: Game 5 winner vs. No. 2 Auburn 7:00 p.m. ET
Game 10: Game 6 winner vs. No. 3 LSU 9:30 p.m. ET
Game 11: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner 1:00 p.m. ET
Game 12: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner 3:30 p.m. ET
Championship: Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner 1:00 p.m. ET
Right now the Kentucky Wildcats are the unsurprising SEC basketball leader, not just in fans heading to Nashville but in the standings as well. Auburn and LSU appear to be safely in the NCAA Tournament as well, with Florida and Alabama on the right side of the bubble currently too. Arkansas, Mississippi State, Tennessee, and South Carolina are all in the mix as well, as there’s likely no conference with more teams that can still win their way in or play their way out of a Big Dance bid.