SEC Tournament 2012 Schedule: Start Times, Live Streaming and TV Info

Alex KayCorrespondent IMarch 10, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY - FEBRUARY 18:  Marquis Teague #25 and Doron Lamb #20 of the Kentucky Wildcats  celebrate during the game against the Ole Miss Rebels at Rupp Arena on February 18, 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The SEC Tournament seems like it will be nothing more than a formality this season as the Kentucky Wildcats (30-1, 16-0 SEC) and their 22-game winning streak are poised to steamroll the competition.

However, a few teams, such as the Florida Gators, Tennessee Volunteers and Alabama Crimson Tide are all hoping to pull off a major upset and knock John Calipari’s squad out.

Keep reading to find out if they have any chance to do exactly that, plus find out where to watch the games, how to live stream them and much more. 


Bracket, Dates, Start Times and TV Schedule

 *All Games Take Place at New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA

Thursday, March 8

No. 8 LSU vs. No. 9 Arkansas
Game 1 SEC Network 1:00 pm ET
Thursday, March 8

No. 5 Alabama vs. No. 12 South Carolina
Game 2 SEC Network 3:30 pm ET
Thursday, March 8

No. 7 Ole Miss vs. No. 10 Auburn
Game 3 SEC Network 7:30 pm ET
Thursday, March 8

No. 6 Mississippi State vs. No. 11 Georgia
Game 4 SEC Network 10:00 pm ET
Friday, March 9

Winner Game 1 vs. No. 1 Kentucky
Game 5 SEC Network 1:00 pm ET
Friday, March 9

Winner Game 2 vs. No. 4 Florida
Game 6 SEC Network 3:30 pm ET
Friday, March 9

Winner Game 3 vs.  No. 2 Tennessee
Game 7 SEC Network 7:30 pm ET
Friday, March 9

Winner Game 4 vs. No. 3 Vanderbilt
Game 8 SEC Network 10:00 pm ET
Saturday, March 10

Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6
Game 9 ABC 1:00 pm ET
Saturday, March 10

Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8
Game 10 ABC 3:30 pm ET
Championship Game Game 11 ABC 1:00 pm ET


Bracket: SEC website

Live Stream: ESPN3


Teams to Watch

No. 1 Kentucky (30-1, 16-0)

The Wildcats are playing the best basketball of any team in the nation and would be undefeated right now if not for an Indiana Hoosiers buzzer beater.

They are almost certain locks to win this tournament, although Kentucky’s 1996 team was undefeated in SEC play and got spanked in the Finals by Mississippi State.

Kentucky recovered and went on to win the NCAA tourney.

That wouldn’t be such a bad outcome in 2012.


No. 4 Florida (22-9, 10-6)

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - FEBRUARY 18:    Bradley Beal #23 of the Florida Gators is surrounded by Marvell Waithe #22 and BJ Young #11 of the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bud Walton Arena on February 18, 2012 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  The Gators defeated the Razorbac
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Florida fell from a certain No. 2 seed to the four spot because of a three-game slide to end their season.

However, they have beaten every major competitor in this tournament except the Volunteers and Wildcats.

They are a dangerous team, and if they get hot from three-point range they can knock out anyone.


No. 2 Tennessee (21-10, 10-6)

The Lady Vols just won the SEC tournament, and the men are vying to do the same this weekend.

They are fortunate to avoid Kentucky until the finals because of their seeding and are hoping they can get some stellar play if and when they get there.



Kentucky easily wins this. It would take a miracle for someone to knock them off, and it’s not looking likely they lose this weekend, or perhaps even at all again this season.