2016–17 Southeastern Conference men's basketball season

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2016–17 Southeastern Conference men's basketball season
Southeastern Conference logo.svg
LeagueNCAA Division I
SportBasketball
Number of teams14
TV partner(s)CBS, ESPN, SEC Network
Regular Season
2017 SEC ChampionsKentucky
Season MVPMalik Monk, Kentucky and Sindarius Thornwell, South Carolina
Top scorerSindarius Thornwell, South Carolina
SEC Tournament
ChampionsKentucky
Finals MVPDe'Aaron Fox, Kentucky
Basketball seasons
2016–17 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 5 Kentucky 16 2   .889     32 6   .842
No. 20 Florida 14 4   .778     27 9   .750
Arkansas 12 6   .667     26 10   .722
South Carolina 12 6   .667     26 11   .703
Ole Miss 10 8   .556     22 14   .611
Alabama 10 8   .556     19 15   .559
Vanderbilt 10 8   .556     19 16   .543
Georgia 9 9   .500     19 15   .559
Texas A&M 8 10   .444     16 15   .516
Tennessee 8 10   .444     16 16   .500
Auburn 7 11   .389     18 14   .563
Mississippi State 6 12   .333     16 16   .500
LSU 2 16   .111     10 21   .323
Missouri 2 16   .111     8 24   .250
2017 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016–17 Southeastern Conference men's basketball season began with practices in October 2016, followed by the start of the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season in November. Conference play started in early January 2017 and concluded in March, after which 14 member teams participated in the 2017 SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, with the tournament champion guaranteed a selection to the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

Preseason[edit]

Malik Monk, Kentucky
Bam Adebayo, Kentucky
De'Aaron Fox, Kentucky

Media Day Selections[edit]

Media[1]
1. Kentucky
2. Florida
3. Texas A&M
4. Georgia
5. Arkansas
6. Vanderbilt
7. Alabama
8. South Carolina
9. Ole Miss
10. Mississippi State
11. Auburn
12. LSU
13. Tennessee
14. Missouri

() first place votes

Pre-season All-SEC teams[edit]

Media[1]
Moses Kingsley Arkansas
J. J. Frazier Georgia
Edrice Adebayo Kentucky
De'Aaron Fox Kentucky
Tyler Davis Texas A&M
  • Coaches select 8 players
  • Players in bold are choices for SEC Player of the Year

Head coaches[edit]

Note: Stats shown are before the beginning of the season. Overall and SEC records are from time at current school.

Team Head coach Previous job Season at school Overall record SEC record NCAA Tournaments NCAA Final Fours NCAA Championships
Alabama Avery Johnson Brooklyn Nets 2nd 18–15 8–10 0 0 0
Arkansas Mike Anderson Missouri 6th 102–54 58–40 1 0 0
Auburn Bruce Pearl Tennessee 3rd 26–40 9–27 0 0 0
Florida Mike White Louisiana Tech 2nd 21–15 9–9 0 0 0
Georgia Mark Fox Nevada 8th 125–102 61–59 2 0 0
Kentucky John Calipari Memphis 8th 217–47 95–25 6 4 1
LSU Johnny Jones North Texas 5th 80–51 40–32 1 0 0
Mississippi State Ben Howland UCLA 2nd 14–17 7–11 0 0 0
Missouri Kim Anderson Central Missouri 3rd 19–44 6–30 0 0 0
Ole Miss Andy Kennedy Cincinnati 11th 212–126 88–80 2 0 0
South Carolina Frank Martin Kansas State 5th 89–65 32–48 0 0 0
Tennessee Rick Barnes Texas 2nd 15–19 6–12 0 0 0
Texas A&M Billy Kennedy Murray State 6th 99–70 39–34 1 0 0
Vanderbilt Bryce Drew Valparaiso 1st 0–0 0–0 0 0 0

Rankings[edit]

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Auburn AP
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Florida AP RV RV RV 24 21 RV RV 25 24 23 19 25 24 17 15 13 12 17
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Georgia AP
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Kentucky AP 2 2 1 1 6 6 6 8 6 6 5 4 8 15 13 11 9 8
C 4 2 1 1 7 7 5 8 6 6 5 4 6 12 11 10 9 8
LSU AP
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Mississippi State AP RV RV
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Missouri AP
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Ole Miss AP
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South Carolina AP 20 19 16 22 RV RV 24 23 19 19 21 RV
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Tennessee AP
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Texas A&M AP RV RV
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Vanderbilt AP
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SEC Regular Season[edit]

This table summarizes the head-to-head results between teams in conference play.

Alabama Arkansas Auburn Florida Georgia Kentucky LSU Miss. State Missouri Ole Miss S. Carolina Tennessee Texas A&M Vanderbilt
vs. Alabama 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1
vs. Arkansas 0–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1
vs. Auburn 0–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–2 0–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0
vs. Florida 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–0
vs. Georgia 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–1
vs. Kentucky 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–2
vs. LSU 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0
vs. Miss. State 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–0
vs. Missouri 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–1
vs. Ole Miss 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1
vs. South Carolina 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–0
vs. Tennessee 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–1
vs. Texas A&M 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0
vs. Vanderbilt 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–2
Total 10–8 12–6 7–11 14–4 9–9 16–2 2–16 6–12 2–16 10–8 12–6 8–10 8–10 10–8

Post season[edit]

SEC Tournament[edit]

  • March, 12 at the Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee. Teams will be seeded by conference record, with ties broken by record between the tied teams followed by record against the regular-season champion, if necessary.
2016 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament seeds and results
Seed School Conf. Over. Tiebreaker First Round
March 9
Second Round
March 10
Quarterfinals
March 11
Semifinals
March 12
Championship
March 13
1. Kentucky 16–2 26–5 Bye Bye vs. #8 Georgia W, 71–60 vs. #5 Alabama W, 79–74 vs. #3 Arkansas W, 82–65
2. Florida 14–4 24–7 Bye Bye vs. #7 Vanderbilt L, 62–72
3. Arkansas 12–6 23–8 1–0 vs. South Carolina Bye Bye vs. #6 Ole Miss W, 73–72 vs. #7 Vanderbilt W, 76–62 vs. #1 Kentucky L, 65–82
4. South Carolina 12–5 22–8 0–1 vs. Arkansas Bye Bye vs. #5 Alabama L, 53–64
5. #Alabama 10–8 17–13 2–0 vs Miss/Van Bye vs. #12 Mississippi State W, 75–65 vs. #4 South Carolina W, 64–53 vs. #1 Kentucky L, 74–79
6. #Ole Miss 10–8 19–12 1–1 vs. Bama/Van Bye vs. #14 Missouri W, 86–74 vs. #3 Arkansas L, 72–73
7. #Vanderbilt 10–8 17–14 0–2 vs. Bama/Miss Bye vs. #10 Texas A&M W, 66–41 vs. #2 Florida W, 72–62 vs. #3 Arkansas L, 62–76
8. #Georgia 9–9 18–13 Bye vs. #9 Tennessee W, 59–57 vs. #1 Kentucky L, 60–71
9. #Tennessee 8–10 16–15 1–0 vs. Texas A&M Bye vs. #8 Georgia L, 57–59
10. #Texas A&M 8–10 16–14 0–1 vs Tennessee Bye vs. #7 Vanderbilt L, 41–66
11. #Auburn 7–11 18–13 vs. #14 Missouri L, 83–86
12. Mississippi State 6–12 15–15 vs. #13 LSU W, 79-52 vs. #5 Alabama L, 55–75
13. LSU 2–15 10–19 vs. #12 Mississippi State L, 52–79
14. Missouri 2–16 7–23 vs. #11 Auburn W, 86–83 vs. #6 Ole Miss L, 74–86
‡ – 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.

NCAA tournament[edit]

Seed Region School First Four Second Round Third Round Sweet 16 Elite Eight Final Four
2 South Kentucky   #15 Northern Kentucky W 79–70 – (Indianapolis) #10 Wichita State W 65–62 – (Indianapolis) #3 UCLA W 86-75 – (Memphis) #1 North Carolina L 73-75 – (Memphis)  
4 East Florida   #13 East Tennessee State W 80–65 – (Orlando) #5 Virginia W 65–39 – (Orlando) #8 Wisconsin W 84-83 – (New York) #7 South Carolina L 70-77 – (New York)  
7 East South Carolina   #10 Marquette W 93–73 – (Greenville) #2 Duke W 88–81 – (Greenville) #3 Baylor W 70-50 – (New York) #4 Florida W 77-70 – (New York) #1 Gonzaga L 73-77 – (Glendale)
8 South Arkansas   #9 Seton Hall W 77–71 – (Greenville) #1 North Carolina L 65–72 – (Greenville)      
9 West Vanderbilt   #8 Northwestern L 66–68 – (Salt Lake City)        

National Invitation Tournament[edit]

College Basketball Invitational[edit]

Honors and awards[edit]

Players of the Week[edit]

Throughout the conference regular season, the SEC offices named one or two players of the week and one or two freshmen of the week each Monday.

Week Player of the week Freshman of the week
November 14, 2016[2] Duop Reath, LSU De'Aaron Fox, UK
November 21, 2016[3] Sebastian Saiz, MISS Malik Monk, UK
November 28, 2016[4] Sindarius Thornwell, SC Robert Williams, A&M
December 5, 2016[5] P. J. Dozier, SC De'Aaron Fox (2), UK
December 12, 2016[6] Tyler Davis, A&M Jordan Bowden, UT
December 19, 2016[7] Malik Monk, UK De'Aaron Fox (3), UK
December 26, 2016[8] Detrick Mostella, UT Jared Harper, AUB
January 2, 2017[9] Yante Maten, UGA Malik Monk (2), UK
Isaiah Briscoe, UK
January 9, 2017[10] KeVaughn Allen, UF De'Aaron Fox (4), UK
January 16, 2017[11] Quinndary Weatherspoon, MSU Malik Monk (3), UK
January 23, 2017[12] Terence Davis, MISS Austin Wiley, AUB
January 30, 2017[13] Robert Hubbs III, UT Braxton Key, BAMA
February 6, 2017[14] Chris Chiozza, UF Jared Harper (2), AUB
February 13, 2017[15] Sindarius Thornwell (2), SC Grant Williams, UT
Robert Williams (2), A&M
February 20, 2017[16] Daryl Macon, ARK Robert Williams (3), A&M
February 27, 2017[17] J.J. Frazier, UGA Bam Adebayo, UK
March 6, 2017[18] Luke Kornet, VAN Bam Adebayo (2), UK

All-SEC Awards[edit]

Coaches[edit]

2017 SEC Men's Basketball Individual Awards [19]
Award Recipient(s)
Player of the Year Sindarius Thornwell, South Carolina
Coach of the Year Mike White, Florida
Defensive Player of the Year Robert Williams, Texas A&M
Freshman of the Year Malik Monk, Kentucky
Scholar-Athlete of the Year Luke Kornet, Vanderbilt
Sixth Man Award Canyon Barry, Florida
2017 SEC Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams
First Team Second Team All-Freshman Team All-Defensive Team
KeVaughn Allen So., G, Florida
J. J. Frazier Sr., G, Georgia
De'Aaron Fox Fr., G, Kentucky
Luke Kornet Sr., C, Vanderbilt
Yante Maten Jr., F, Georgia
Malik Monk Fr., G, Kentucky
Sebastian Saiz Sr., F, Ole Miss
Sindarius Thornwell Sr., G, South Carolina
Bam Adebayo Fr., F, Kentucky
Antonio Blakeney So., G, LSU
Tyler Davis So., C, Texas A&M
Kasey Hill Sr., G, Florida
Robert Hubbs Sr., G, Tennessee
Moses Kingsley Sr., C, Arkansas
Quinndary Weatherspoon So., F, Miss State
Robert Williams Fr., F, Texas A&M
Braxton Key Alabama
Mustapha Heron Auburn
Bam Adebayo Kentucky
De'Aaron Fox Kentucky
Malik Monk Kentucky
Lamar Peters Miss State
Grant WilliamsTennessee
Robert Williams Texas A&M
Kasey Hill Sr., G, Florida
Moses Kingsley Sr., C, Arkansas
Luke Kornet Sr., C, Vanderbilt
Sindarius Thornwell Sr., G, South Carolina
Robert Williams Fr., F, Texas A&M
- denotes unanimous selection

AP[edit]

2017 SEC Men's Basketball Individual Awards [20]
Award Recipient(s)
Player of the Year Malik Monk, Kentucky
Coach of the Year Mike White, Florida
Newcomer of the Year Malik Monk, Kentucky
2017 SEC Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams
First Team Second Team
J. J. Frazier Sr., G, Georgia
De'Aaron Fox Fr., G, Kentucky
Malik Monk Fr., G, Kentucky
Sebastian Saiz Sr., F, Ole Miss
Sindarius Thornwell Sr., G, South Carolina
Bam Adebayo Fr., F, Kentucky
KeVaughn Allen So., G, Florida
Moses Kingsley Sr., C, Arkansas
Yante Maten Jr., F, Georgia
Robert Williams Fr., F, Texas A&M
- denotes unanimous selection

SEC Tournament Awards[edit]

2017 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament Awards [21]
Award Recipient(s)
SEC Tournament MVP De'Aaron Fox, Kentucky
2017 SEC Men's Basketball All-Tournament Team
First Team
Bam Adebayo Fr., F, Kentucky
De'Aaron Fox Fr., G, Kentucky
Dominique Hawkins Sr., G, Kentucky
Riley LaChance Jr., G, Vanderbilt
Daryl Macon Jr., G, Arkansas
- denotes MVP

All-Americans[edit]

Honorable Mention[edit]

To be announced after the SEC Tournament.

Name Hometown School

All-Academic[edit]

First Team:

Player, School Year GPA Major

Second Team:

Player, School Year GPA Major

NBA Draft[edit]

References[edit]

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