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Championship - Men's Basketball

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Photo: Team Coyle

2016 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament
March 9-13, 2016 -- Nashville, Tenn.

2016 Interactive Tournament Bracket

2016 Tournament
Date/Time (CT) TV Game Press Conference Recap
FIRST ROUND: Wednesday, March 9
7 p.m.
SEC Network Game 1 - No. 12 Tennessee 97, No. 13 Auburn 59 Watch Recap
SECOND ROUND: Thursday, March 10
Noon
SEC Network Game 2 - No. 9 Arkansas 61, No. 8 Florida 68 Watch Recap
SEC Network Game 3 - No. 12 Tennessee 67, No. 5 Vanderbilt 65 Watch Recap
6 p.m. SEC Network Game 4 - No. 10 Alabama 81, No. 7 Ole Miss 73 Watch Recap
SEC Network Game 5 - No. 6 Georgia 79, No. 11 Mississippi State 69 Watch Recap
THIRD ROUND: Friday, March 11
Noon
SEC Network Game 6 - No. 8 Florida 66, No. 1 Texas A&M 72 Watch Recap
SEC Network Game 7 - No. 12 Tennessee 75, No. 4 LSU 84 Watch Recap
6 p.m. SEC Network Game 8 - No. 2 Kentucky 85, No. 10 Alabama 59 Watch Recap
SEC Network Game 9 - No. 6 Georgia 65, No. 3 South Carolina 64 Watch Recap
SEMIFINALS: Saturday, March 12
Noon
ESPN Game 10 - No. 1 Texas A&M 71, No. 4 LSU 38 Watch Recap
ESPN Game 11 - No. 2 Kentucky 93, No. 6 Georgia 80 Watch Recap
FINALS: Sunday, March 13
Noon
ESPN Game 12 - No. 2 Kentucky 82, No. 1 Texas A&M 77 (OT) Watch Recap

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The Southeastern Conference entered into an agreement with the Nashville Sports Council to play its men's or women's basketball tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., each year for 12 consecutive years beginning in 2015.

The "Music City" will serve as host to the men's tournament nine times between 2015 and 2026 and the women's event will be played three times during that period. Under the terms of the new agreement, the men's tournament will be played in Nashville every year from 2015 to 2025 with the exception of 2018 and 2022.

Bridgestone Arena opened in 1996 and has hosted SEC basketball tournaments on nine occasions. The SEC Men's Basketball Tournament was played there in 2001, 2006, 2010 and 2013, while the SEC Women's Tournament was held there in 2002, 2004, 2008, 2011 and 2012. The facility is Nashville's No. 1 venue for large-scale musical productions, as well as one of the nation's most highly acclaimed entertainment and sports venues.

Nashville was also the site of the men's tournament in 1984 and 1991 when it was played at Memorial Gymnasium on the Vanderbilt campus.

Future SEC Men's Basketball Tournament Dates & Sites
Dates Venue Location
March 8-12, 2017 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
March 7-11, 2018 Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO
March 13-17, 2019 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
March 11-15, 2020 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
March 10-14, 2021 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
March 9-13, 2022 Tampa Bay Times Forum Tampa, FL
March 8-12, 2023 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
March 13-17, 2024 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
March 12-16, 2025 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN