The SEC is one of the top athletic conferences in the nation and the conference boasts some of the
best basketball teams in the NCAA ranks each and every season. When the regular season is over, every team from the conference
participates in the SEC Tournament. 14 teams currently play in the SEC, so the format is a bit more complicated than in years
past. The four teams with the worst regular season record are relegated to playing in what are known as play-in games. The
top four teams in the regular season, however, receive double-byes and are automatically entered into quarterfinal matchups.
The eventual winner is given an automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament.
This is March Madness at its best, as the conference
tournaments mark the start of a month of basketball when anything can happen. Here you can see the team with the worst regular
season record in the conference go the distance in the SEC Tourney and wind up in the NCAA Tournament. When an unexpected
team wins the conference tournament, it also bounces another team from the Big Dance, which often results in a lot of controversy.
season the Ole Miss Rebels shocked the SEC by winning the conference tournament by defeating a heavily-favored Florida Gators
team that had been one of the best squads in the country all season long. This year's tournament will be held at the Georgia
Dome in Atlanta, GA from March 12 to 16th. Any fan of SEC basketball would surely love to be in the building to see the best
teams in the conference win their way to the title game for a big matchup that could extend one team's season into the prestigious
The SEC is one of the best conferences in all of college athletics, and
it plays home to some of the most successful college basketball programs in the entire country. The SEC is home to the Florida
Gators, Ole Miss Rebels, Alabama Crimson Tide, Kentucky Wildcats, Missouri Tigers, Tennessee Volunteers, Arkansas Razorbacks,
LSU Tigers, Georgia Bulldogs, Texas A&M Aggies, Vanderbilt Commodores, South Carolina Gamecocks, Mississippi State Bulldogs
and Auburn Tigers.
Last season the Florida Gators finished with the best record in the conference, posting a 14-4 record
in SEC play and a 29-8 overall mark. The Gators are always in the hunt for the conference title, and are often one of the
better teams in the SEC. The Ole Miss Rebels were able to defeat the Gators in the SEC Conference Championship Game last season
and earn a bid in the NCAA Tournament. There's no telling which team will run the gauntlet this season, and that's the beauty
of the conference tourney.
There is nothing better than seeing a sporting event live and
in person. Sports have been a part of cultures around the world for a very long time, and spectators have always enjoyed watching
athletes compete at the highest of levels. When you're there in the stands at a sporting event like this one, you're treated
to seeing some of the most talented athletes in the entire world going head to head with everything on the line. There's nothing
that compares to the atmosphere at a game, where you're surrounded by fans that are all there to enjoy a great spectacle of
College basketball is one of the most popular sports in the United States, and for good reason. College hoops
fans are some of the most passionate sports fans you'll find, and there certainly is something special about the sport that
brings out that passion. One of the most watched sporting events in the world is March Madness, which occurs at the end of
every college basketball season. Madness is a good way to describe that spectacle, and fans of college basketball are simply
mad about the sport.
Since the SEC Tournament expanded to feature four days of competition, what
is the only team to play on all four days and win the entire tournament?
The answer is the Arkansas Razorbacks in 2000,
when they beat Georgia, Kentucky, LSU and Auburn on back-to-back-to-back-to-back days.
Tournament dates all the way back to the 1930s when it was first played. However, in the 1950s the tourney was scrapped for
a format that awarded the conference title to the team with the best record. The tournament came back into use, though, in
1979, much to the excitement of college basketball fans everywhere. The game is held a various sites throughout the southeastern
part of the United States. Though the SEC is often noted for its elite football programs, it also is a conference packed to
the brim with basketball programs that know how to win on the hardwood, making it always a good time to get out and show your
support as the SEC Tournament gets underway.