2003 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament

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2003 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2002–03
Teams 12
Site Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana
Champions Kentucky (24th title)
Winning coach Tubby Smith (4th title)
MVP Keith Bogans, Kentucky
Attendance 172,840
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The 2003 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament took place on March 13-16, 2003 in New Orleans at the Louisiana Superdome. Georgia did not participate; it had pulled out of the postseason as NCAA violations by coach Jim Harrick were emerging.

As shown in the bracket below, the designated berth for the Eastern division's sixth-seeded team was instead given to a Western division team, while the designated berth for the Western division's sixth-seeded team was left vacant.

Kentucky won the tournament and received the SEC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by beating Mississippi State on March 16, 2003.

2003 SEC Tournament[edit]

  First round Second Round Semifinals Championship Game
                                     
E4 South Carolina 56  
W5 Ole Miss 62  
  W1 Mississippi State 73  
    W5 Ole Miss 64  
     
       
  W1 Mississippi State 76  
  W3 LSU 61  
       
       
  E2 Florida 61
    W3 LSU 65  
W3 LSU 85
E6 Arkansas 56  
  W1 Mississippi State 57
  E1 Kentucky 64
W4 Alabama 69  
E5 Vanderbilt 82  
  E1 Kentucky 81
    E5 Vanderbilt 63  
     
       
  E1 Kentucky 78
  W2 Auburn 58  
       
       
  W2 Auburn 66
    E3 Tennessee 53  
E3 Tennessee 1
W6 vacant 0