2020 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament
2020 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament
The Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament returns to Bridgestone Arena in Nashville in 2020 for the ninth time since 2001. It was announced in November 2018 that the SEC extended its agreement with the Nashville Sports Council that could make Music City the home of the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament through 2035. Under the terms of the new agreement, the tournament will be played in Nashville through 2030, with the exception of 2022, with an option to extend the agreement through 2035. The winner of the 13-game tournament receives the SEC’s automatic bid.
The event has helped set the stage for SEC teams in the NCAA Tournament, as 26 of the tournament champions since the tournament resumed in 1979 have advanced to at least the Sweet 16. Three of the last 13 SEC Tournament champions have gone on to win the national championship. Since the renewal in 1979, the SEC Tournament Champion has failed to win at least one NCAA Tournament game only four times.
Kentucky leads the league with 31 SEC Tournament titles. Alabama is second with six, while Tennessee and Florida are tied for third with four. Mississippi State has three championship trophies while Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt have two. Arkansas, LSU have each won one SEC Tournament championship.
Join us at SEC FanFare Thursday, March 12 - Friday, March 13 from 10:00AM-7:00PM and Saturday, March 13 from 10:00AM-6:00PM. This free fan experience will be held right across the street from Bridgestone Arena at the Music City Walk of Fame Park and will include food, drinks, interactives, live entertainment and much more!
FIRST ROUND: Wed., March 11
- Game 1: No. 12 Ole Miss vs. No. 13 Georgia – 6 p.m.
- Game 2: No. 11 Arkansas vs. No. 14 Vanderbilt | 25 minutes after Game 1 – Approx. 8:30 p.m.
SECOND ROUND: Thurs., March 12
- Game 3: No. 8 Tennessee vs. No. 9 Alabama | Noon
- Game 4: No. 5 Florida vs. Game 1 winner | 25 minutes after Game 3 | Approx. 2:30 p.m.
- Game 5: No. 7 Texas A&M vs. No. 10 Missouri | 6 p.m.
- Game 6: No. 6 South Carolina vs. Game 2 winner | 25 minutes after Game 5 | Approx. 8:30 p.m.
QUARTERFINALS: Fri., March 13
- Game 7: No. 1 Kentucky vs. Game 3 winner | Noon
- Game 8: No. 4 Mississippi State vs. Game 4 winner | 25 minutes after Game 7 | Approx. 2:30 p.m.
- Game 9: No. 2 Auburn vs. Game 5 winner | 6 p.m.
- Game 10: No. 3 LSU vs. Game 6 winner | 25 minutes after Game 9 | Approx. 8:30 p.m.
SEMIFINALS: Sat., March 14
- Game 11: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner | Noon
- Game 12: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner | 25 minutes after Game 11 | Approx. 2:30 p.m.
CHAMPIONSHIP: Sun., March 15
- Game 13: Semifinal winners - Noon
*All times listed in CT
Group rates available for parties of 10 or more. Call (615) 770-7800 for details
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The fastest way to enter Bridgestone Arena is to not bring a bag at all. Clear or no bags grant guests access to our Express Lanes. Bags that are made of solid material that fit within the 12-inch-by-12-inch-by-6-inch size requirement will be placed through an X-ray scanner upon entry. Bags larger than the 12-inch-by-12-inch-by-6-inch dimensions, including duffel bags, cooler bags, backpacks and rolling luggage, will continue to be prohibited inside of Bridgestone Arena. All clear bags must be completely clear and may not have any color tinting, printed designs or panels of fabric. Diaper bags that fit within the guidelines of the approved bags will be permitted but must go through bag X-ray machine.