2012 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament

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2012 SEC Men's
Basketball Tournament
 
 
Classification Division I
Season 2011–12
Teams 12
Site New Orleans Arena
New Orleans, Louisiana
Champions Vanderbilt (2nd title)
Winning coach Kevin Stallings (1st title)
MVP John Jenkins Vanderbilt
Attendance 154,526
Television SEC Network, ABC
Post-SEC
tournament(s)
2012 NIT, 2012 NCAA,
2012 CBI, 2012 CIT
SEC Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2011  2013»
2011–12 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Kentucky 16 0   1.000     38 2   .950
#25 Florida 10 6   .625     26 11   .703
#20 Vanderbilt 10 6   .625     25 11   .694
Tennessee 10 6   .625     19 15   .559
Alabama 9 7   .563     21 12   .636
Mississippi State 8 8   .500     21 12   .636
Ole Miss 8 8   .500     20 14   .588
LSU 7 9   .438     18 15   .545
Arkansas 6 10   .375     18 14   .563
Auburn 5 11   .313     15 16   .484
Georgia 5 11   .313     15 17   .469
South Carolina 2 14   .125     10 21   .323
2012 SEC Tournament winner
As of April 2, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the Southeastern Conference held from March 8 to 11, 2012 in New Orleans at the New Orleans Arena.[1] The first round and quarterfinal rounds were televised through the SEC Network and the semifinals and final were broadcast nationally on ABC. This was also the first year teams were seeded #1 through #12 regardless of division assignment.

Seeds[edit]

As of completed games on March 4. Applies tiebreaker as best as possible.
2012 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament seeds
Seed School Conf. Over. Tiebreaker[2]
1. Kentucky ‡ † 16–0 30–1
2. Tennessee † 10–6 18–13 1–1 vs VAN; 2–0 vs FLA; Total 3–1
3. Vanderbilt † 10–6 21–10 1–1 vs TEN; 1–1 vs FLA; Total 2–2
4. Florida † 10–6 22–9 1–1 vs VAN; 0–2 vs TEN; Total 1–3
5. Alabama 9–7 20–10
6. Mississippi State 8–8 21–10 1–1 vs MISS; 1–0 vs TEN
7. Ole Miss 8–8 18–12 1–1 vs MSU; 0–1 vs TEN
8. LSU 7–9 17–13
9. Arkansas 6–10 18–13
10. Auburn 5–11 15–15 1–0 vs UGA
11. Georgia 5–11 14–16 0–1 vs AUB
12. South Carolina 2–14 10–20
‡ – SEC regular season champions, and tournament No. 1 seed.
† – Received a bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records are as of the end of the regular season.

Schedule[edit]

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First Round - Thursday, March 8
1
1
12:00 PM
#8 LSU vs. #9 Arkansas
SEC Network
2
2:30 PM
#5 Alabama vs. #12 South Carolina
SEC Network
2
3
6:30 PM
#7 Ole Miss vs. #10 Auburn
SEC Network
4
9:00 PM
#6 Mississippi State vs. #11 Georgia
SEC Network
Quarterfinals - Friday, March 9
3
5
12:00 PM
#1 Kentucky vs. #8 LSU
SEC Network
6
2:30 PM
#4 Florida vs. #5 Alabama
SEC Network
4
7
6:30 PM
#2 Tennessee vs. #7 Ole Miss
SEC Network
8
9:00 PM
#3 Vanderbilt vs. #11 Georgia
SEC Network
Semifinals - Saturday, March 10
5
9
12:00 PM
#1 Kentucky vs. #4 Florida
ABC
10
2:30 PM
#7 Ole Miss vs. #3 Vanderbilt
ABC
Championship Game - Sunday, March 11
6
11
12:00 PM
#1 Kentucky vs. #3 Vanderbilt
ABC
*Game Times in CT[1]. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
March 8, 2012
SEC Network
Quarterfinals
March 9, 2012
SEC Network
Semifinals
March 10, 2012
ABC
Championship Game
March 11, 2012
ABC
                                     
        
  1  Kentucky 60  
    8  LSU 51  
8  LSU 70
9  Arkansas 54  
  1  Kentucky 74  
  4  Florida 71  
        
        
  4  Florida 66
    5  Alabama 63  
5  Alabama 63
12  South Carolina 57  
  1  Kentucky 64
  3  Vanderbilt 71
        
        
  2  Tennessee 72
    7  Ole Miss 77OT  
7  Ole Miss 68
10  Auburn 54  
  7  Ole Miss 53
  3  Vanderbilt 65  
        
        
  3  Vanderbilt 63
    11  Georgia 41  
6  Mississippi State 61
11  Georgia 71  

SEC All-tournament team[edit]

[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Future SEC Tournament Dates & Sites". secdigitalnetwork.com. February 22, 2012. Retrieved February 22, 2012. [dead link]
  2. ^ "SEC Tournament Tie‐Breaker Procedures". secdigitalnetwork.com. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/232562/vanderbilt-wins-sec-tournament-championship.aspx