2001 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament

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2001 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
SiteGaylord Entertainment Center
Nashville, Tennessee
ChampionsKentucky (24th title)
Winning coachTubby Smith (3rd title)
MVPTayshaun Prince (Kentucky)
TelevisionJefferson Pilot Sports (1st Round, Quarterfinals, Semifinals)
CBS (Championship game)
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The 2001 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament took place on March 8-11, 2001 in Nashville, Tennessee at the Gaylord Entertainment Center. The first, quarterfinal, and semifinal rounds were televised by Jefferson Pilot Sports, and the SEC Championship Game was televised by CBS.

The Kentucky Wildcats won the tournament and received the SEC’s automatic bid to the 2001 NCAA Tournament by defeating the Ole Miss Rebels by a score of 77-55.


  First round Second Round Semifinals Championship Game
W5 Auburn 66  
E4 Tennessee 73  
  W1 Ole Miss 86  
    E4 Tennessee 73  
  W1 Ole Miss 74  
  E2 Florida 69  
  E2 Florida 69
    W3 Alabama 61  
E6 Vanderbilt 59
W3 Alabama 78  
  W1 Ole Miss 55
  E1 Kentucky 77
E5 South Carolina 69  
W4 Mississippi State 62  
  E1 Kentucky 78
    E5 South Carolina 61  
  E1 Kentucky 87
  W2 Arkansas 78  
  W2 Arkansas 77
    W6 LSU 72  
W6 LSU 63
E3 Georgia 62