2014 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament

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2014 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament
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ClassificationDivision I
Season2013–14
Teams14
SiteGeorgia Dome
Atlanta, Georgia
ChampionsFlorida (4th title)
Winning coachBilly Donovan (4th title)
MVPScottie Wilbekin (Florida)
Attendance183,665
TelevisionABC, ESPN, ESPNU, SEC TV
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2013–14 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Florida 18 0   1.000     36 3   .923
Kentucky 12 6   .667     29 11   .725
Georgia 12 6   .667     20 14   .588
Tennessee 11 7   .611     24 13   .649
Arkansas 10 8   .556     22 12   .647
Missouri 9 9   .500     23 12   .657
LSU 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
Ole Miss 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Texas A&M 8 10   .444     18 16   .529
Vanderbilt 7 11   .389     15 16   .484
Alabama 7 11   .389     13 19   .406
Auburn 6 12   .333     14 16   .467
South Carolina 5 13   .278     14 20   .412
Mississippi State 3 15   .167     14 19   .424
2014 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 2014 Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the Southeastern Conference (SEC) held from March 12–16, 2014 in Atlanta at the Georgia Dome.[2] The tournament winner, Florida, received the SEC's automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA men's basketball tournament. However, like most major NCAA Division I conference tournaments, the SEC Tournament does not determine the official conference champion, since the SEC has awarded its men's basketball championship to the team or teams with the best regular season record since the 1950–51 season.[3] Florida, the #1 seed, beat #2 seed Kentucky in the championship game 61–60, with Florida stopping Kentucky from making a last second game-winning shot.[4]

Seeds[edit]

Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker
1 Florida 18–0 32–2
2 Kentucky 12–6 24–10 1–0 vs. Georgia
3 Georgia 12–6 18–13 0–1 vs. Kentucky
4 Tennessee 11–7 21–12
5 Arkansas# 10–8 21–11
6 Ole Miss# 9–9 19–14 2–0 vs. LSU and Missouri
7 LSU# 9–9 19–13 1–1 vs. Ole Miss and Missouri
8 Missouri# 9–9 22–11 0–2 vs. Ole Miss and LSU
9 Texas A&M# 8–10 17–15
10 Alabama# 7–11 13–19 1–0 vs. Vanderbilt
11 Vanderbilt 7–11 15–16 0–1 vs. Alabama
12 Auburn 6–12 14–16
13 South Carolina 5–13 14–20
14 Mississippi State 3–15 14–19
‡ – SEC regular season champions, and tournament No. 1 seed.
† – Received a double-bye in the conference tournament.
# – Received a single-bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records include all games played in the SEC Tournament.

Schedule[edit]

Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First round – Wednesday, March 12
1 7:00 pm #12 Auburn vs. #13 South Carolina SEC TV 7,132
2 9:30 pm #11 Vanderbilt vs. #14 Mississippi State SEC TV
Second round – Thursday, March 13
3 1:00 pm #8 Missouri vs. #9 Texas A&M SEC TV 9,308
4 4:23 pm #5 Arkansas vs. #13 South Carolina SEC TV
5 7:10 pm #7 LSU vs. #10 Alabama SEC TV
6 9:25 pm #6 Ole Miss vs. #14 Mississippi State SEC TV
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 14
7 1:00 pm #1 Florida vs. #8 Missouri ESPNU 15,273
8 3:30 pm #4 Tennessee vs. #13 South Carolina ESPNU
9 7:00 pm #2 Kentucky vs. #7 LSU SEC TV 19,056
10 9:45 pm #3 Georgia vs. #6 Ole Miss SEC TV
Semifinals – Saturday, March 15
11 1:00 pm #1 Florida vs. #4 Tennessee ABC 20,330
12 3:30 pm #2 Kentucky vs. #3 Georgia ABC
Championship – Sunday, March 16
13 3:15 pm #1 Florida vs. #2 Kentucky ESPN 21,021
*Game times in ET. # – Rankings denote tournament seed

Bracket[edit]

  First round
Wednesday, March 12
Second round
Thursday, March 13
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 14
Semifinals
Saturday, March 15
Championship
Sunday, March 16
                                               
8 Missouri 91**  
9 Texas A&M 83  
  8 Missouri 49
  1 Florida 72  
  1 Florida 56  
  4 Tennessee 49  
12 Auburn 56  
13 South Carolina 74  
  13 South Carolina 71  
  5 Arkansas 69  
  13 South Carolina 44
  4 Tennessee 59  
1 Florida 61
2 Kentucky 60
7 LSU 68  
10 Alabama 56  
  7 LSU 67
  2 Kentucky 85  
  2 Kentucky 70
  3 Georgia 58  
11 Vanderbilt 68  
14 Mississippi State 82  
  14 Mississippi State 66  
  6 Ole Miss 78  
  6 Ole Miss 73
  3 Georgia 75  

* denote overtime period

Game statistics[edit]

First round[edit]

SEC TV
March 12
7:00 pm EDT
South Carolina Gamecocks 74, Auburn Tigers 56
Scoring by half: 38–26, 36–30
Pts: D. Notice, 23
Rebs: M. Kacinas, 10
Asts: M. Kacinas, 3
Pts: C. Denson, 14
Rebs: K. Harrell, 5
Asts: K. Harrell. 2
Georgia Dome
Attendance: 7,132
Referees: Tony Greene, Joe Lindsay, Antinio Petty
SEC TV
March 12
9:35 pm EDT
Mississippi State Bulldogs 82, Vanderbilt Commodores 68
Scoring by half: 36–31, 46–37
Pts: C. Sword, 20
Rebs: I. Ready, 6
Asts: C. Sword, 6
Pts: D. Jones, 16
Rebs: J. Siakam, 5
Asts: Tied, 3
Georgia Dome
Attendance: 7,132
Referees: Doug Shows, Anthony Jordan, John Hampton

Second round[edit]

SEC TV
March 13
1:00 pm EDT
Texas A&M Aggies 83, Missouri Tigers 91
Scoring by half: 34–26, 57–57
Pts: A. Caruso, 28
Rebs: A. Caruso, 8
Asts: A. Caruso, 7
Pts: J. Brown, 26
Rebs: J. Williams, 15
Asts: J. Williams, 4
Georgia Dome
Attendance: 9,308
Referees: Antonio Petty, Mike Nance, Tony Henderson
SEC TV
March 13
4:25 pm EDT
South Carolina Gamecocks 71, Arkansas Razorbacks 69
Scoring by half: 35–32, 36–37
Pts: S. Thornwell, 17
Rebs: M. Kacinas, 10
Asts: D. Notice, 3
Pts: C. Clarke, 13
Rebs: C. Clarke, 5
Asts: R. Madden, 4
Georgia Dome
Attendance: 9,308
Referees: Pat Adams, Ron Groover, James Barker
SEC TV
March 13
7:11 pm EDT
Alabama Crimson Tide 56, LSU Tigers 68
Scoring by half: 24–35, 32–33
Pts: Tied, 11
Rebs: L. Randolph, 6
Asts: T. Releford, 3
Pts: S. Coleman, 15
Rebs: J. Mickey, 11
Asts: A. Hickey, 8
Georgia Dome
Attendance: 9,308
Referees: Anthony Jordan, John Hampton, Pat Evans
SEC TV
March 13
9:35 pm EDT
Mississippi State Bulldogs 66, Ole Miss Rebels 78
Scoring by half: 44–35, 22–43
Pts: Tied, 16
Rebs: G. Ware, 10
Asts: Tied, 3
Pts: Tied, 21
Rebs: D. Cox, 6
Asts: J. Summers, 6
Georgia Dome
Attendance: 9,308
Referees: Joe Lindsay, Lee Cassell, Brian Shey

Quarterfinals[edit]

ESPNU
March 14
1:00 pm EDT
Missouri Tigers 49, Florida Gators 72
Scoring by half: 29–29, 20–43
Pts: J. Brown, 18
Rebs: J. Brown, 5
Asts: Tied, 2
Pts: Tied, 15
Rebs: D. Finney-Smith, 9
Asts: K. Hill, 5
Georgia Dome
Attendance: 15,273
Referees: Tony Greene, Antinio Petty, Lee Cassell
ESPNU
March 14
3:25 pm EDT
South Carolina Gamecocks 44, Tennessee Volunteers 59
Scoring by half: 18–28, 26–31
Pts: B. Williams, 9
Rebs: M. Carrera, 8
Asts: D. Notice, 5
Pts: J. Stokes, 22
Rebs: J. Stokes, 15
Asts: J. McRae, 3
Georgia Dome
Attendance: 15,273
Referees: Mike Nance, Anthony Jordan, Tony Henderson
SEC TV
March 14
7:00 pm EDT
LSU Tigers 67, Kentucky Wildcats 85
Scoring by half: 32–42, 35–43
Pts: J. O'Bryant, 18
Rebs: J. Mickey, 13
Asts: Tied, 4
Pts: J. Young, 21
Rebs: J. Randle, 16
Asts: An. Harrison, 8
Georgia Dome
Attendance: 19,056
Referees: Doug Shows, Joe Lindsay, Glenn Tuitt
SEC TV
March 14
9:25 pm EDT
Ole Miss Rebels 73, Georgia Bulldogs 75
Scoring by half: 38–36, 35–39
Pts: J. Summers, 26
Rebs: M. Newby, 10
Asts: Tied, 3
Pts: C. Mann, 16
Rebs: M. Thornton, 11
Asts: J. Frazier, 3
Georgia Dome
Attendance: 19,056
Referees: Pat Adams, Ron Groover, Pat Evans

Semifinals[edit]

ABC
March 15
1:00 pm EDT
Tennessee Volunteers 49, Florida Gators 56
Scoring by half: 35–28, 14–28
Pts: J. McRae, 15
Rebs: J. Maymon, 9
Asts: A. Barton, 3
Pts: P. Young, 16
Rebs: P. Young, 8
Asts: C. Prather, 5
Georgia Dome
Attendance: 20,330
Referees: Doug Shows, Pat Adams, Joe Lindsay
ABC
March 15
3:40 pm EDT
Georgia Bulldogs 58, Kentucky Wildcats 70
Scoring by half: 32–36, 26–34
Pts: K. Gaines, 13
Rebs: M. Thornton, 6
Asts: B. Morris, 2
Pts: Aa. Harrison, 22
Rebs: J. Randle, 11
Asts: An. Harrison, 9
Georgia Dome
Attendance: 20,330
Referees: Tony Greene, Mike Nance, Lee Cassell

Championship game[edit]

ESPN
March 16
3:15 pm EDT
Florida Gators 61, Kentucky Wildcats 60
Scoring by half: 40–30, 21–30
Pts: Tied, 14
Rebs: W. Yeguete, 7
Asts: S. Wilbekin, 6
Pts: Aa. Harrison, 16
Rebs: W. Cauley-Stein, 11
Asts: Tied, 2
Georgia Dome
Attendance: 21,021
Referees: Tony Greene, Doug Shows, Ron Groover

References[edit]

  1. ^ Link to AP Poll
  2. ^ "2014 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament" (PDF). Southeastern Conference. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Through the Years: SEC Champions" (PDF). 2012–13 SEC Men's Basketball Media Guide. Southeastern Conference. p. 67. Retrieved May 16, 2013. Since 1951, when the round-robin schedule was introduced, the title has been decided by a winning percentage on the conference schedule.
  4. ^ Cartell, Sean (March 16, 2014). "Florida Wins SEC Men's Basketball Tournament". SEC Digital Network. Retrieved March 17, 2014.