1990 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament

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1990 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 1989–90
Teams 9
Site Orlando Arena
Orlando, Florida [1]
Champions Alabama (5th title)
Winning coach Wimp Sanderson (3rd title)
MVP Melvin Cheatum (Alabama)
Attendance 75,982
Television Jefferson Pilot Sports
ABC (Championship game)
← 1989
1991 →

The 1990 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament was held March 8-11, 1990 at the Orlando Arena in Orlando, Florida. The Alabama Crimson Tide won the tournament and received the SEC’s automatic bid to the 1990 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament by defeating the Ole Miss Rebels by a score of 70-51.

Television coverage of the first round, the quarterfinals, and semifinals were regionally syndicated by Jefferson Pilot Sports, and the championship game was nationally televised on ABC.

Note: The Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team was not qualified to participate in either the SEC or NCAA tournaments of 1990 and 1991 due to NCAA probation.


  First round Second round Semifinals Championship game
Vanderbilt 68  
Florida 58  
  Vanderbilt 78  
    Georgia 74 (OT)  
  Ole Miss 65  
  Vanderbilt 62  
  Ole Miss 87
    Tennessee 86  
  Ole Miss 51
  Alabama 70
  Alabama 59
    Mississippi State 44  
  Alabama 87
  Auburn 81  
  Auburn 78
    LSU 76  


  1. ^ 2014-2015 Southeaastern Conference Men’s Basketball Media Guide, page 134