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Everything you need for the 2021 SEC Tournament.

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The regular season has come to a close in the SEC. Up next is the 2021 SEC Tournament, which begins Wednesday, March 10 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Alabama won the regular-season crown and will come into the Music City as the No. 1 overall seed. The Tide haven’t won a conference tournament since 1991, and they hadn’t won a league regular-season title since 2002 before this season.

The Kentucky Wildcats enter the league tournament at 9-15 as the No. 8 seed. Their first game comes Thursday at 1 pm ET vs. Mississippi State on the SEC Network.

If the Cats are going to make the NCAA Tournament, their only path to doing so is to win four games in four days at Bridgestone Arena. If they get by the Bulldogs, Alabama will await them in Friday’s action. The Tide swept the regular-season series.

As of now, six SEC teams are projected to make the 2021 NCAA Tournament, while Ole Miss is in position to get in with a strong showing in Nashville. Every other SEC team is in a position where they must win the SEC Tournament to get into the Big Dance.

While the Wildcats will enter the league tournament as a significant underdog, they do claim the most tournament titles of any SEC schools, and by a wide margin at that.

Kentucky has laid claim to 31(!) league titles, the last being in 2018.

Ironically, the next closest is Alabama...at six titles. It feels appropriate that the Tide may have to beat Kentucky to claim its seventh title in one of the best seasons the program has ever enjoyed, and for a third time at that.

As usual, the SEC Championship Game will take place on Selection Sunday just hours before the official field of 68 is announced for the NCAA Tournament.

Now, here is what you need to know about the 2021 SEC Tournament in Nashville.

SEC Tournament Bracket (times in CT)

SEC Tournament Bracket 2021

TV Schedule (times in ET)

First Round – Wednesday, March 10

Game 1: No. 12 Texas A&M vs. No. 13 Vanderbilt – 7 pm on SEC Network

Second Round – Thursday, March 11

Game 2: No. 8 Kentucky vs. No. 9 Mississippi State- Noon on SEC Network

Game 3: No. 5 Florida vs. Game 1 winner – 2 pm on SEC Network

Game 4: No. 10 Georgia vs. No. 7 Missouri – 7 pm on SEC Network

Game 5: No. 11 South Carolina vs. No. 6 Ole Miss – 9 pm on SEC Network

Quarterfinals – Friday, March 12

Game 6: No. 1 Alabama vs. Game 2 winner – Noon on ESPN

Game 7: No. 4 Tennessee vs. Game 3 winner – 2:30 pm on ESPN

Game 8: No. 2 Arkansas vs. Game 4 winner – 7 pm on SEC Network

Game 9: No. 3 LSU vs. Game 5 winner – 9:30 pm on SEC Network

Semifinals – Saturday, March 13

Game 10: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner – 1 pm on ESPN

Game 11: Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner – 3:30 pm on ESPN

SEC Championship – Sunday, March 14

Game 12: Game 10 winner vs. Game 11 winner on ESPN - 1 pm on ESPN

Odds* to win SEC Tournament (via Bovada as of March 2)

Here is how TeamRankings views each team’s chances to win the SEC Tournament.

*We will update the odds section in this post as new ones emerge in the coming days.

Final SEC Standings

SEC Basketball Standings

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