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Here’s the 2019 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament schedule

John Calipari got his SEC Tournament wish

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari tells the media what he thanked his team for after UK defeated Florida 66-57 on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Rupp Arena in Lexington. The Wildcats next play in the SEC Tournament in Nashville.
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Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari tells the media what he thanked his team for after UK defeated Florida 66-57 on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Rupp Arena in Lexington. The Wildcats next play in the SEC Tournament in Nashville.

With Saturday dropping the curtain on the regular season, the schedule for this week’s SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament in Nashville is set.

Without its indefinitely suspended head coach Will Wade, LSU still easily rolled over Vanderbilt 80-59 to clinch the tournament’s No. 1 seed. With Tennessee’s 84-80 loss at Auburn, LSU is the conference’s regular-season champ. The Tigers finished 16-2. Tennessee and Kentucky tied for second at 15-3.

Kentucky’s 66-57 win over Florida clinched the No. 2 seed for the Cats. Though UK and Tennessee split their two regular-season games, the Cats won the tiebreaker. Both teams lost to each other and to LSU. Tennessee also lost to Auburn, while UK also lost to Alabama. And Auburn (11-7) finished ahead of Alabama (8-10) in the standings, so UK earned the higher seed.

Printable (PDF) 2019 Men’s SEC Tournament schedule

So here’s the schedule for this week at the Bridgestone Arena:

Nashville is in the Central time zone, but all times listed here are Eastern.

Wednesday, March 13

Game 1: Missouri 71, Georgia 61

Game 2: Texas A&M 69, Vanderbilt 52

Thursday, March 14

Game 3: Florida 66, Arkansas 50

Game 4: Auburn 81, Missouri 71

Game 5: Alabama 62, Ole Miss 57

Game 6: Miss State 80, Texas A&M 54

Friday, March 15

Game 7: Florida 76, LSU 73

Game 8: Auburn 73, South Carolina 64

Game 9: Kentucky 73, Alabama 55

Game 10: Tennessee 83, Mississippi State 76

Saturday, March 16

Game 11: Auburn 65, Florida 62

Game 12: Tennessee 82, Kentucky 78

Sunday, March 17

Game 13: 1 p.m. — No. 5 Auburn (11-7) vs. No. 3 Tennessee (15-3) on ESPN

The 2019 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket in a Google sheet

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari talks to the media after his team’s 66-57 win over Florida on Saturday, March 9, 2019. at Rupp Arena in Lexington. UK finished the regular season 26-5 overall and 15-3 in the SEC.

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John Clay is a sports columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. A native of Central Kentucky, he covered UK football from 1987 until being named sports columnist in 2000. He has covered 20 Final Fours and 37 consecutive Kentucky Derbys.
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