2010 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament

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2010 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament
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ClassificationDivision I
Season2009–10
Teams12
SiteBridgestone Arena
Nashville, Tennessee
ChampionsKentucky (27th title)
Winning coachJohn Calipari (1st title)
MVPJohn Wall (Kentucky)
Attendance191,852
TelevisionSEC Network (syndicated), ABC
← 2009
2011 →
2009–10 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
#2 Kentucky 14 2   .875     35 3   .921
#21 Vanderbilt 12 4   .750     24 9   .727
#15 Tennessee 11 5   .688     28 9   .757
Florida 9 7   .563     21 13   .618
South Carolina 6 10   .375     15 16   .484
Georgia 5 11   .313     14 17   .452
West
Mississippi State 9 7   .563     24 12   .667
Mississippi 9 7   .563     24 11   .686
Arkansas 7 9   .438     14 18   .438
Alabama 6 10   .375     17 15   .531
Auburn 6 10   .375     15 17   .469
LSU 2 14   .125     11 20   .355
SEC Tournament winner
As of March 30, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament was held March 11–14, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee at Bridgestone Arena.[1] The first, quarterfinal, and semifinal rounds were televised by SEC TV and the semifinals and finals were broadcast nationwide on ABC, with the exception of the majority of South Carolina markets.

The weekend games did not air in the market of the South Carolina Gamecocks in Columbia. ABC affiliate WOLO pre-empted the game and aired the 2010 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament semifinal and final matches instead, per syndication contract with Raycom Sports, with the current Raycom-WOLO contract continuing until the 2011 tournament. The games also did not air in the Greenville-Spartanburg area (also Asheville, NC), as ABC affiliate WLOS also aired the ACC tournament. Raycom had owned the syndication rights to SEC sports prior to this season.

Seeds[edit]

All twelve SEC schools played in the tournament. Teams were seeded by 2009–10 SEC season record, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records. The top 2 teams in each division received a first round bye.

The seeds for the tournament were as follows:

Seed School Conf (Overall)
Eastern Division
#1 Kentucky 14-2 (29-2)
#2 Vanderbilt 12-4 (23-7)
#3 Tennessee 11-5 (23-7)
#4 Florida 9-7 (20-11)
#5 South Carolina 6-10 (15-15)
#6 Georgia 5-11 (13-16)
Western Division
#1 Mississippi State 9-7 (21-10)
#2 Ole Miss 9-7 (21-9)
#3 Arkansas 7-9 (14-17)
#4 Alabama 6-10 (16-14)
#5 Auburn 6-10 (16-16)
#6 LSU 2-14 (11-19)

Schedule[edit]

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First Round - Thursday, March 11
1
1
1:00 PM
Alabama vs South Carolina
SEC Network
15,152
2
3:15 PM
Tennessee vs LSU
SEC Network
2
3
7:30 PM
Florida vs Auburn
SEC Network
14,789
4
9:45 PM
Arkansas vs Georgia
SEC Network
Quarterfinals - Friday, March 12
3
5
1:00 PM
Kentucky vs Alabama
SEC Network
19,123
6
3:15 PM
Ole Miss vs Tennessee
SEC Network
4
7
7:30 PM
Mississippi State vs Florida
SEC Network
16,614
8
9:45 PM
Vanderbilt vs Georgia
SEC Network
Semifinals - Saturday, March 13
5
9
1:00 PM
Kentucky vs Tennessee
ABC
20,207
10
3:15 PM
Mississippi State vs Vanderbilt
ABC
Championship Game - Sunday, March 14
6
11
1:00 PM
Kentucky vs Mississippi State
ABC
20,082
*Game Times in ET[1]. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket[edit]

  First round
March 11
SEC Network
Second round
March 12
SEC Network
Semifinals
March 13
ABC
SEC Championship Game
March 14
ABC
                                     
E5 South Carolina 63  
W4 Alabama 68  
  W4 Alabama 67  
    E1 Kentucky 73  
     
       
  E1 Kentucky 74  
  E3 Tennessee 45  
       
       
  W2 Ole Miss 65
    E3 Tennessee 76  
W6 LSU 49
E3 Tennessee 59  
  E1 Kentucky 75OT
  W1 Mississippi State 74
W5 Auburn 69  
E4 Florida 78  
  E4 Florida 69
    W1 Mississippi State 75  
     
       
  W1 Mississippi State 62
  E2 Vanderbilt 52  
       
       
  E2 Vanderbilt 78
    E6 Georgia 66  
E6 Georgia 77
W3 Arkansas 64  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-15. Retrieved 2010-06-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)