SEC Basketball Tournament Information: When Is the SEC Tournament, and Where Is It Played?
SEC basketball is now underway in earnest, as we are now five games into the schedule for the league. There is a bit of a hierarchy already taking shape, but there still remains a proving ground for several teams. Can Arkansas, Alabama, and Texas A&M get it together? Are Ole Miss and South Carolina for real? Who will triumph when Kentucky and Tennessee face off?
Most of these questions will be answered by the time we arrive at the SEC basketball tournament in early March. This is always a fun (and somewhat harried) five days of basketball immediately preceding Selection Sunday, which has been a white-knuckle ride for the Aggies over the past two years.
It was only last year that Texas A&M basketball made a magnificent run to the finals of the SEC tournament, only to be dispatched by Alabama in a rematch of their final regular-season game. This came after an even more improbable run the year prior, when the Aggies similarly fell to the Tennessee Volunteers in the final game. Of course, following that contest, Texas A&M basketball was snubbed of a NCAA tournament appearance.
Whether the Aggies can make the finals a third year in a row—or, dare I say, win the final—remains to be seen. We still have a while to go, however, as the SEC basketball tournament doesn’t tip off until March 13. The tournament will be held in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
The format will be the same as it has been since the Aggies and Missouri joined the conference; the bottom four teams have a small play-in round, after which they face off in earnest against the rest of the conference. The top two teams skip this ensuing round, effectively granting them a double bye.
With the amount of skilled teams in this conference, this will once again be must-see TV. Who will come out on top? Can the Aggies recreate the magic of the last two years? We’ll have to wait and see.