2001 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament

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2001 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2000–01
Teams 12
Site Gaylord Entertainment Center
Nashville, Tennessee
Champions Kentucky (23rd title)
Winning coach Tubby Smith (3rd title)
MVP Tayshaun Prince (Kentucky)
Attendance 203,489
Television Jefferson 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.

2001 SEC Tournament[edit]

  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  


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