The 2021 SEC Tournament will be without two of its recent blue bloods.
Auburn, which has self-imposed a postseason ban related to bribery charges brought against former assistant Chuck Person, will not participate in this year’s tournament. Then there’s Kentucky, which certainly has not played like a powerhouse program in 2020-21. The Wildcats enter with the No. 8 overall seed, their worst since 2009 (when the conference still featured divisions).
In the Wildcats’ place this season is Alabama, which enjoyed a remarkable turnaround under second-year coach Nate Oats to go 21-6 and 16-2 in SEC play. The team is led by such players as Herb Jones, John Petty, Jaden Shackelford and Jahvon Quinerly. Their 16-2 mark in SEC play ties a school record and helped the team to its first regular-season SEC title since 2001-02.
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Will the Crimson Tide earn their first SEC Tournament title since 1991? Or will teams such as Arkansas, LSU, Florida or Tennessee claim victory? We can’t wait to find out.
Here is the complete breakdown of the 2021 SEC Tournament, from brackets, TV information and schedules:
SEC Tournament bracket 2021
*Auburn, which has a self-imposed postseason ban, will not participate in the 2021 SEC Tournament
Odds to win SEC Tournament
How to watch the SEC Tournament live
The 2021 SEC Tournament will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks. The SEC Network will air Rounds 1 and 2 before splitting two of the four quarterfinal games with ESPN. The remainder of the tournament — two semifinal games and the SEC championship — will air on ESPN. Streaming options include ESPN.com and fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
Rounds 1, 2
SEC Network, ESPN
SEC championship game
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2021 SEC Tournament schedule
The 2021 SEC Tournament will begin Wednesday, March 10 and run through Selection Sunday on March 14. Because Auburn will not participate in the tournament, the top 11 seeds have a bye, making the 12- and 13-seeds the only teams to play in the tournament’s opening round. The winner of that game will face the 5-seed in Round 2 the following day.
Below is the full schedule for the tournament:
Round 1: Wednesday, March 10
Game 1: No. 13 Vanderbilt 79, No. 12 Texas A&M 68
Round 2: Thursday, March 11
Game 2: No. 8 Kentucky vs. No. 9 Mississippi State
Game 3: No. 5 Florida vs. No. 13 Vanderbilt
Game 4: No. 7 Missouri vs. No. 10 Georgia
Game 5: No. 6 Ole Miss vs. No. 11 South Carolina
Quarterfinals: Friday, March 12
Game 6: No. 1 Alabama vs. Game 2 winner
Game 7: No. 4 Tennessee vs. Game 3 winner
Game 8: No. 2 Arkansas vs. Game 4 winner
Game 9: No. 3 LSU vs. Game 5 winner
Semifinals: Saturday, March 13
Game 11: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner
Game 12: Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner
SEC championship game: Sunday, March 14
Game 13: Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner