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2017 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament
March 8-12, 2017 - Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, Tenn.

The Southeastern Conference entered into an agreement with the Nashville Sports Council to play its men's or women's basketball tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., each year for 12 consecutive years beginning in 2015.

The "Music City" will serve as host to the men's tournament nine times between 2015 and 2026 and the women's event will be played three times during that period. Under the terms of the new agreement, the men's tournament will be played in Nashville every year from 2015 to 2025 with the exception of 2018 and 2022.

Bridgestone Arena opened in 1996 and has hosted SEC basketball tournaments on nine occasions. The SEC Men's Basketball Tournament was played there in 2001, 2006, 2010 and 2013, while the SEC Women's Tournament was held there in 2002, 2004, 2008, 2011 and 2012. The facility is Nashville's No. 1 venue for large-scale musical productions, as well as one of the nation's most highly acclaimed entertainment and sports venues.

Nashville was also the site of the men's tournament in 1984 and 1991 when it was played at Memorial Gymnasium on the Vanderbilt campus.

2017 Tournament Schedule
Date/Time (CT) TV Game
FIRST ROUND
Wednesday, March 8
6 p.m. SEC Network Game 1
8 p.m. SEC Network Game 2
SECOND ROUND
>Thursday, March 9
Noon SEC Network Game 3 
2 p.m. SEC Network Game 4
6 p.m. SEC Network Game 5 
8 p.m. SEC Network Game 6
QUARTERFINALS
Friday, March 10
Noon SEC Network Game 7
2 p.m. SEC Network Game 8 
6 p.m. SEC Network Game 9
8 p.m. SEC Network Game 10 
SEMIFINALS
Saturday, March 11
Noon ESPN Game 11
2 p.m. ESPN Game 12
FINALS
Sunday, March 12
Noon ESPN Game 13

Security Policy

• Bags that do not exceed 18" x 6" x 18" are permitted

• Bags that are medically necessary and diaper bags are permitted after undergoing a search

• Backpacks and coolers are NOT permitted regardless of size

• All guests and bags are subject to search

Please click here to see additional arena policies. If you witness suspicious activity at Bridgestone Arena, notify uniformed security personnel or call (615) 770-2050.

Future SEC Men's Basketball Tournament Dates & Sites
Dates Venue Location
March 7-11, 2018 Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO
March 13-17, 2019 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
March 11-15, 2020 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
March 10-14, 2021 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
March 9-13, 2022 Amalie Arena Tampa, FL
March 8-12, 2023 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
March 13-17, 2024 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
March 12-16, 2025 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN