2024 SEC Basketball Tournament Schedule

2024 SEC basketball tournament schedule

The 2024 SEC basketball tournament schedule is set to kick off on Wednesday, March 13, 2024. The men’s basketball postseason tourney wraps up with the championship game on Sunday, March 17th, 2024. The tournament will be held in Nashville, TN at Bridgestone Arena this year. Similar to past seasons, the tournament champion will earn an automatic bid to the 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. 

Who is the 2024 Favorite in the SEC Tournament?

It seems like it depends on the week. Early on, it didn’t seem like anyone could stop the juggernaut that is the Kentucky Wildcats this season. The Tennessee Volunteers and Auburn Tigers were both in the thick of things. If this postseason is similar to the past few years, it will likely be whoever gets hot in March. Some teams that are making runs who could have a good shot at the tourney include the Alabama Crimson Tide, South Carolina Gamecocks, and Ole Miss. South Carolina and Alabama have played extremely well this season, so it definitely looks like the SEC tournament will be fun to watch.

Where is the 2024 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament being Played?

Bridgestone Arena host of the 2024 SEC basketball touranment
Bridgestone Arena

The 2024 SEC basketball tournament is being held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. It is a multi-purpose indoor arena located downtown. Bridgestone was completed in 1996 (originally branded as the Nashville Arena). It has served as the home of the Nashville Predators of the NHL (National Hockey League) who has been the primary tenant since 1998.

Since then, the arena has been a regular host site for the NCAA Men’s Basketball and SEC basketball tournaments. The arena has hosted the SEC Men’s basketball tournament a total of eight times after the 2024 tourney and is scheduled to host it again next year. The seating capacity for basketball is 19,395 while it is slightly less for hockey games at 17,159 fans.

Bridgestone Arena Seating Chart
Bridgestone Arena Seating Chart

2024 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament Schedule

The final seeds and matchups are going to go down to the wire this coming weekend. So far, we know who the #1, #13, and #14 seeds are. There is a lot of interest and possibilities in who ends up landing with the last three double bye spots at #2 through #4. We’ll keep you posted as the events unfold. Last updated: March 8th, 2024.

Update March 9th, 2024. The dust has settled, and we have the final 2024 Men’s Basketball Tournament for the SEC bracket now set. Some great games today. Kentucky has been on a tear lately rising up to the #2 seed in the tourney.

Last update: March 14th. 2024 SEC Tournament schedule updated to reflect first round results and second round matchups.

Last update: 16 March. Semi-finals set. #1 through #3 seeds are out. It’s March Madness!!!

Last update: 17 March

First round – Wednesday, March 13
16:00 PMNo. 12 Arkansas vs. No. 13 Vanderbilt90–85OTSEC Network
28:30 PMNo. 11 Georgia vs. No. 14 Missouri64–59
Second round – Thursday, March 14
312:00 PMNo. 8 LSU vs. No. 9 Mississippi State60 – 70SEC Network
42:30 PMNo. 5 South Carolina vs. No. 12 Arkansas80 – 66
56:00 PMNo. 7 Texas A&M vs. No. 10 Ole Miss80 – 71
68:30 PMNo. 6 Florida vs. No. 11 Georgia85 – 80
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 15
712:00 PMNo. 1 Tennessee vs. No. 9 Mississippi State56 – 73ESPN
82:30 PMNo. 4 Auburn vs. No. 5 South Carolina86 – 55
96:00 PMNo. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 7 Texas A&M87 – 97SEC Network
108:30 PMNo. 3 Alabama vs. No. 6 Florida88 – 102
Semifinals – Saturday, March 16
1112:00 PMNo. 9 Mississippi State vs. No. 4 Auburn66 – 73ESPN
122:30 PMNo. 7 Texas A&M vs. No. 6 Florida90 – 95
Championship – Sunday, March 17
1312:00 PMNo. 4 Auburn vs. No. 6 FloridaESPN
*Game times in CT.
2024 SEC Basketball Tournament Schedule

Past SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament Champions

The SEC Men’s basketball tournament dates back to 1933. The league took a few decades off and resumed the tournament in 1979 after Kentucky won the 1978 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. The last 10 men’s basketball tournament champions are listed below. No team was awarded the championship in 2020 since COVID resulted in the canx of March Madness! Overall, the Kentucky Wildcats have won the most tournament championships with 31. Alabama has won the second-most with eight followed by Tennessee at five, and the Florida Gators with four. 


2023 Alabama Crimson Tide

2022 Tennessee Vols

2021 Alabama Crimson Tide

2020 No Champion

2019 Auburn Tigers

2018 Kentucky Wildcats

2017 Kentucky Wildcats

2016 Kentucky Wildcats

2015 Kentucky Wildcats

2014    Florida Gators

2013    Ole Miss 

2012 Vanderbilt Commodores

Printable SEC Basketball Tournament Schedule

Printable 2024 SEC Tournament bracket

For sports fans that are looking for a printable 2024 SEC Basketball tournament schedule or bracket, we have you covered as well. The SEC has the main bracket up here as well as ESPN, and we have posted a printable SEC tournament bracket in PDF for you here. All of the game times listed are in Eastern Time for this schedule. The team who wins the SEC tournament will earn the conference’s automatic bid to the 2024 NCAA Basketball tournament. If you are looking for a printable, blank 2024 March Madness bracket, we have you covered there as well. Enjoy the games.

We’ve added the full bracket for you here not that it is set. Some of our readers like the blank one, so we’ve left that in place too. It should be a great SEC tourney!

2024 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket
2024 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament Bracket

Will Lewis

Have been covering sports of all types for more than 18 years. Will is a lifelong Kentucky Wildcats fan and rooted for the Bengals way back when Joe Montana dashed our hopes and dreams. Now a Padres fan as well. He covers all sports here at Sports Brackets.

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