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Championship - Men's Basketball

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Kentucky Wildcats
2017 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament Champions

2017 TOURNAMENT BRACKET

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
March 8-12, 2017 - Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, Tenn.
Date/Time (CT) TV Game Recap
FIRST ROUND - Wednesday, March 8 SEC Network Game 1
No. 12 Mississippi State 79, No. 13 LSU 52
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SEC Network Game 2
No. 14 Missouri 86, No. 11 Auburn 83 (OT)
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SECOND ROUND - Thursday, March 9 SEC Network Game 3
No. 8 Georgia 59, No. 9 Tennessee 57
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SEC Network Game 4
No. 5 Alabama 75, No. 12 Mississippi State 55
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SEC Network Game 5
 No. 7 Vanderbilt 66, No. 10 Texas A&M 41
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SEC Network Game 6
No. 6 Ole Miss 86, No. 14 Missouri 74
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QUARTERFINALS - Friday, March 10 SEC Network Game 7
No. 1 Kentucky 71, No. 8 Georgia 60
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SEC Network Game 8
No. 5 Alabama 64, No. 4 South Carolina 53
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SEC Network Game 9
No. 7 Vanderbilt 72, No. 2 Florida 62 (OT)
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SEC Network Game 10
No. 3 Arkansas 73, No. 6 Ole Miss 72
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SEMIFINALS - Saturday, March 11 ESPN Game 11
No. 1 Kentucky 79, No. 5 Alabama 74
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ESPN Game 12
No. 3 Arkansas 76, No. 7 Vanderbilt 62
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FINALS - Sunday, March 12 ESPN Game 13
 No. 1 Kentucky 82 , No. 3 Arkansas 65
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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