2019 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament

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2019 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament
2019 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament Logo.jpg
ClassificationDivision I
Season2018–19
Teams14
SiteBridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN
ChampionsAuburn (2nd title)
Winning coachBruce Pearl (1st title)
MVPBryce Brown (Auburn)
TelevisionSEC Network, ESPN
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2018–19 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 12 LSU 16 2   .889     28 6   .824
No. 6 Tennessee 15 3   .833     31 5   .861
No. 7 Kentucky 15 3   .833     29 6   .829
No. 14 Auburn 11 7   .611     28 9   .757
South Carolina 11 7   .611     16 16   .500
Mississippi State 10 8   .556     23 11   .676
Ole Miss 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
Florida 9 9   .500     20 16   .556
Alabama 8 10   .444     18 16   .529
Arkansas 8 10   .444     18 16   .529
Texas A&M 6 12   .333     14 18   .438
Missouri 5 13   .278     15 17   .469
Georgia 2 16   .111     11 21   .344
Vanderbilt 0 18   .000     9 23   .281
2019 SEC Tournament winner
As of March 24, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2019 Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was a postseason men's basketball tournament for the Southeastern Conference at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, from March 13 through March 17, 2019.[1] Auburn defeated Tennessee, 84–64, in the championship game to earn an automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.

Seeds[edit]

Seed School Conference
record
Tiebreaker(s)
1 LSU‡† 16–2
2 Kentucky 15–3 1–1 vs. Tennessee, 2–0 vs. Auburn
3 Tennessee 15–3 1–1 vs. Kentucky, 0–1 vs. Auburn
4 South Carolina 11–7 1–0 vs. Auburn
5 Auburn# 11–7 0–1 vs. South Carolina
6 Mississippi State# 10–8 1–1 vs. Ole Miss, 1–1 vs. South Carolina
7 Ole Miss# 10–8 1–1 vs. Mississippi State, 0–1 vs. South Carolina
8 Florida# 9–9
9 Arkansas# 8–10 1–0 vs. Alabama
10 Alabama# 8–10 0–1 vs. Arkansas
11 Texas A&M 6–12
12 Missouri 5–13
13 Georgia 2–16
14 Vanderbilt 0–18
‡ – SEC regular season champion, and tournament No. 1 seed.
† – Received a double-bye in the conference tournament.
# – Received a single-bye in the conference tournament.

Schedule[edit]

Game Time Matchup Score Television Attendance
First round – Wednesday, March 13
1 6:00 pm 12 Missouri vs. 13 Georgia 71–61 SEC Network 10,849
2 8:30 pm 11 Texas A&M vs. 14 Vanderbilt 69–52
Second round – Thursday, March 14
3 Noon 8 Florida vs. 9 Arkansas 66–50 SEC Network 12,720
4 2:30 pm 5 Auburn vs. 12 Missouri 81–71
5 6:00 pm 7 Ole Miss vs. 10 Alabama 62–57 14,813
6 8:30 pm 6 Mississippi State vs. 11 Texas A&M 80–54
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 15
7 Noon 1 LSU vs. 8 Florida 73–76 ESPN 16,490
8 2:30 pm 4 South Carolina vs. 5 Auburn 64–73
9 6:00 pm 2 Kentucky vs. 10 Alabama 73–55 SEC Network 19,575
10 8:30 pm 3 Tennessee vs. 6 Mississippi State 83–76
Semifinals – Saturday, March 16
11 Noon 8 Florida vs. 5 Auburn 62–65 ESPN 20,933
12 2:30 pm 2 Kentucky vs. 3 Tennessee 78–82
Championship – Sunday, March 17
13 Noon 5 Auburn vs. 3 Tennessee 84–64 ESPN 19,452
*Game times in CT. # – Rankings denote tournament seed

Bracket[edit]

  First round
Wednesday, March 13
SECN
Second round
Thursday, March 14
SECN
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 15
ESPN/SECN
Semifinals
Saturday, March 16
ESPN
Championship
Sunday, March 17
ESPN
                                               
1 LSU 73  
    8 Florida 76  
8 Florida 66
9 Arkansas 50  
  8 Florida 62  
  5 Auburn 65  
4 South Carolina 64
    5 Auburn 73  
5 Auburn 81
    12 Missouri 71  
12 Missouri 71
13 Georgia 61  
5 Auburn 84
3 Tennessee 64
2 Kentucky 73  
    10 Alabama 55  
7 Ole Miss 57
10 Alabama 62  
  2 Kentucky 78
  3 Tennessee 82  
3 Tennessee 83
    6 Mississippi State 76  
6 Mississippi State 80
    11 Texas A&M 54  
11 Texas A&M 69
14 Vanderbilt 52  

Game summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

SECN
March 13
6:00 pm
No. 13 Georgia 61, No. 12 Missouri 71
Scoring by half: 34–32, 27–39
Pts: J. Harris 26
Rebs: D. Ogbeide 8
Asts: W. Jackson II 5
Pts: J. Geist 30
Rebs: K. Puryear 7
Asts: Tied 1
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN
Attendance: 10,849
Referees: Mike Nance, Jason Baker, Wil Howard
SECN
March 13
8:42 pm
No. 14 Vanderbilt 52, No. 11 Texas A&M 69
Scoring by half: 19–34, 33–35
Pts: S. Lee 19
Rebs: Y. Wetzell 10
Asts: Tied 2
Pts: S. Flagg 29
Rebs: C. Mekowulu 9
Asts: W. Mitchell 3
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN
Attendance: 10,849
Referees: Pat Adams, Steven Anderson, Owen Shortt

Second round[edit]

SECN
March 14
Noon
No. 9 Arkansas 50, No. 8 Florida 66
Scoring by half: 28–30, 22–36
Pts: D. Gafford 15
Rebs: Tied 6
Asts: J. Harris 5
Pts: K. Johnson 20
Rebs: K. Johnson 12
Asts: A. Nembhard 8
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN
Attendance: 12,720
Referees: Todd Austin, Steven Anderson, Rob Rorke
SECN
March 14
2:28 pm
No. 12 Missouri 71, No. 5 Auburn 81
Scoring by half: 30–32, 41–49
Pts: J. Geist 25
Rebs: J. Tilmon 5
Asts: X. Pinson 5
Pts: B. Brown 17
Rebs: H. Spencer 10
Asts: J. Harper 5
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN
Attendance: 12,720
Referees: Pat Adams, Bart Lenox, Owen Shortt
SECN
March 14
6:05 pm
No. 10 Alabama 62, No. 7 Ole Miss 57
Scoring by half: 24–38, 38–19
Pts: T. Mack 21
Rebs: D. Hall 15
Asts: R. Norris 5
Pts: D. Shuler 14
Rebs: D. Shuler 7
Asts: T. Davis 4
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN
Attendance: 14,813
Referees: Doug Shows, Chuck Jones, K.B. Burdett
SECN
March 14
8:30 pm
No. 11 Texas A&M 54, No. 6 Mississippi State 80
Scoring by half: 23–38, 31–42
Pts: S. Flagg 21
Rebs: S. Flagg 10
Asts: Tied 2
Pts: L. Peters 15
Rebs: R. Woodard 8
Asts: Q. Weatherspoon 9
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN
Attendance: 14,813
Referees: Don Daily, Mike Nance, Gerald Williams

Quarterfinals[edit]

ESPN
March 15
Noon
No. 8 Florida 76, No. 1 LSU 73
Scoring by half: 25−35, 51−38
Pts: A. Nembhard 20
Rebs: K. Johnson 10
Asts: A. Nembhard 6
Pts: N. Reid 26
Rebs: N. Reid 14
Asts: T. Waters 7
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN
Attendance: 16,490
Referees: Doug Shows, Chuck Jones, K.B. Burdett
ESPN
March 15
2:30 pm
No. 5 Auburn 73, No. 4 South Carolina 64
Scoring by half: 36–36, 37–28
Pts: J. Harper 27
Rebs: J. Harper 6
Asts: J. Harper 6
Pts: C. Silva 24
Rebs: C. Silva 9
Asts: T. Campbell 5
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN
Attendance: 16,490
Referees: Don Daily, Mike Nance, Jason Baker
SECN
March 15
6:00 pm
No. 10 Alabama 55, No. 2 Kentucky 73
Scoring by half: 29–39, 26–34
Pts: A. Reese 15
Rebs: Tied 6
Asts: J. Petty 3
Pts: T. Herro 20
Rebs: P. Washington 12
Asts: A. Hagans 6
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN
Attendance: 19,575
Referees: Todd Austin, Steven Anderson, Owen Shortt
SECN
March 15
8:30 pm
No. 6 Mississippi State 76, No. 3 Tennessee 83
Scoring by half: 28–34, 48–49
Pts: A. Holman 20
Rebs: R. Perry 12
Asts: L. Peters 5
Pts: A. Schofield 20
Rebs: K. Alexander 9
Asts: J. Bone 9
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN
Attendance: 19,575
Referees: Bart Lenox, Wil Howard, Rob Rorke

Semifinals[edit]

ESPN
March 16
12:03 pm
No. 8 Florida 62, No. 5 Auburn 65
Scoring by half: 34–30, 28–35
Pts: Tied 16
Rebs: K. Hayes 12
Asts: A. Nembhard 5
Pts: J. Harper 20
Rebs: C. Okeke 7
Asts: S. Doughty 4
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN
Attendance: 20,933
Referees: Todd Austin, Chuck Jones, Bart Lenox
ESPN
March 16
2:21 pm
No. 2 Kentucky 78, No. 3 Tennessee 82
Scoring by half: 34–36, 44–46
Pts: P. Washington 16
Rebs: Tied 6
Asts: A. Hagans 12
Pts: A. Schofield 21
Rebs: G. Williams 7
Asts: Tied 5
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN
Attendance: 20,933
Referees: Doug Shows, Don Daily, Steven Anderson

Championship[edit]

ESPN
March 17
12:05 pm
No. 5 Auburn 84, No. 3 Tennessee 64
Scoring by half: 32–23, 52–41
Pts: B. Brown 19
Rebs: C. Okeke 13
Asts: J. Harper 6
Pts: L. Turner 24
Rebs: G. Williams 8
Asts: Tied 2
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN
Attendance: 19,452
Referees: Doug Shows, Don Daily, Chuck Jones

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