SEC Mens Basketball Tournament Previews
2014 SEC Basketball Tournament Preview
Some of the top teams in the SEC this year will be Mizzou, Florida and Kentucky. While Kentucky is the national powerhouse, Florida has won two national titles recently and Mizzou has become a solid all-around team even before its move to the SEC from the Big 12. There’s no clear-cut favorite in the SEC this season, so any team could make it all the way through the tournament in Atlanta. In last year’s tournament, Ole Miss beat Florida in the SEC Tournament Championship Game.
Check out our SEC Basketball Tournament Preview History page for previews of previous SEC Basketball Tournaments.
2013 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament Preview:
The big story in 2013 for the SEC came when Kentucky's star Nerlens Noel went down with a torn ACL giving the Gators full control in the conference. The Wildcats found themselves down but not out as they were able to maintain a second place position behind the Gators. Though the Gators are favored in this year's tournament the conference offers quite a bit of competition in Missouri, Ole Miss, Alabama, and the always tournament strong Wildcats.
While last year's tournament winner, Vanderbilt, will have a much longer fight without any byes, Ole Miss should be able to skip out on the first two rounds in this year's tournament. Though the top seeds are of a different mixture this year you can never count out teams like LSU and Tennessee who are highly experienced in the tournaments atmosphere. There will be crowds of cheering fans at the 2013 SEC Tournament rattling every corner of the Bridgestone Arena as the demand for tickets has never been higher.
2012 SEC MENS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT INFO:
Location: New Orleans, LA
Venue: New Orleans Arena
Games: 11 total, divided into 6 sessions over 4 days
Dates: March 8-11
2012 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament Preview:
The two big story lines for the 2012 SEC tournament are Kentucky and the Big Easy. The Kentucky Wildcats should be heavily favored to win a 3rd straight SEC Basketball tournament title. Florida, Vanderbilt and Alabama should provide the biggest obstacles for the Cats. New Orleans will be the other thing that everyone is talking about, as they host the SEC basketball tournament for the first time. SEC fans far and wide will be make the pilgrimage to New Orleans to watch their teams and enjoy the nightlife on Bourbon Street. There will be huge crowds for the 2012 SEC tournament and demand for tickets has never been higher.
2011 SEC Basketball Tournament:
Sunday, March 13
(E2) Kentucky vs. (E1) Florida 1:00 pm
2010 SEC Basketball Tournament Preview:
The 2010 SEC Men's basketball tournament will be played from March 11th to 14th at the Bridgestone Arena (formerly Sommet Center) in Nashville, Tennessee. 2010 marks a return of the SEC Tournament to the Bridgestone Arena, which previously played there in 2001 and 2006 when it was the Gaylord Entertainment Center. The 2010 SEC Tournament should be a big ticket because there are 3 nearby SEC schools with top basketball teams in 2010; the Kentucky Wildcats, Tennessee Volunteers and Vanderbilt Commodores. The Wildcats will be playing in their first SEC Tournament with new head coach John Calipari, but Kentucky is no stranger to this tournament. The Cats have won the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament 25 times in the history of their program, that is tops among all SEC schools.
This is an East-West battle we can get behind. The SEC will field three top-25 schools in its tournament, which pits members of its Eastern and Western divisions against each other from the get-go. Florida came out on top as the comference for the regular season, but with teams like Kentucky and Vanderbilt looking like sleepers for the NCAA tournament, there's not telling what they can do (or what will happen) when they have to fight for a berth against teams they face twice a year-our bet is on something exciting! Thursday, March 10
(W5) Auburn 51 vs. (E4) Georgia 69
(E6) South Carolina 55, (W3) Ole Miss 66
(E5) Tennessee 74
, (W4) Arkansas 68
(W6) LSU 50, (E3) Vanderbilt 62
Friday, March 11
(E4) Georgia 59, (W1) Alabama 65
(W3) Ole Miss 66, (E2) Kentucky 75
(E5) Tennessee 74, (E1) Florida 85
(E3) Vanderbilt 81, (W2) Mississippi State 87 Saturday, March 12
W1) Alabama 58, (E2) Kentucky 72 (E1) Florida 77
, (W2) Mississippi State 67