1980 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament

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1980 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 1979–80
Teams 10
Site Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
Birmingham, Alabama [1]
Champions LSU Tigers [1] (1st title)
Winning coach Dale Brown[2] (1st title)
MVP DeWayne Scales (LSU)
Attendance 99,609 [1]
Television TVS Television Network[3]
NBC (Championship game)
← 1979
1981 →

The 1980 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament took place on February 27 - March 1, 1980, in Birmingham, Alabama, at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. The LSU Tigers, who represent Louisiana State University, won the tournament by beating the Kentucky Wildcats in the championship game.[4][5] LSU also received the SEC’s automatic bid to the 1980 NCAA Tournament.

1980 SEC Tournament[edit]

[4][5]

  First Round Second Round Semi-Finals Finals
                                     
 Florida 72  
 Vanderbilt 71  
   Florida 82  
     LSU 95  
 
   
   LSU 73  
   Alabama 66  
   
   
   Alabama 76
     Mississippi State 75  
 
   
   LSU 80
   Kentucky 78
   
   
   Mississippi 76
     Tennessee 74  
 
   
   Mississippi 67
   Kentucky 70  
   
   
   Kentucky 69
     Auburn 61  
 Auburn 79
 Georgia 71  

All-Tournament Team[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 2014-2015 Southeaastern Conference Men’s Basketball Media Guide, page 133
  2. ^ 2014-15 Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Media Guide, page 163. (SEC Tournament Championship Coaches)
  3. ^ 2005-2006 Alabama Basketball Media Guide, page 88. (All-time TV Games). University of Alabama Athletics.
  4. ^ a b 1979-80 Southeastern Conference Schedule and Results | College Basketball at Sports-reference.com
  5. ^ a b 1979-80 Southeastern Conference Season Summary | at Sports-reference.com

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