The 2021 SEC Event shall be with out two of its current blue bloods.
Auburn, which has self-imposed a postseason ban associated to bribery fees introduced in opposition to former assistant Chuck Particular person, won’t take part on this yr’s match. Then there’s Kentucky, which actually has not performed like a powerhouse program in 2020-21. The Wildcats enter with the No. 8 total seed, their worst since 2009 (when the convention nonetheless featured divisions).
Within the Wildcats’ place this season is Alabama, which loved a outstanding turnaround below second-year coach Nate Oats to go 21-6 and 16-2 in SEC play. The group is led by such gamers as Herb Jones, John Petty, Jaden Shackelford and Jahvon Quinerly. Their 16-2 mark in SEC play ties a college file and helped the group to its first regular-season SEC title since 2001-02.
Will the Crimson Tide earn their first SEC Event title since 1991? Or will groups akin to Arkansas, LSU, Florida or Tennessee declare victory? We will not wait to search out out.
Right here is the entire breakdown of the 2021 SEC Event, from brackets, TV data and schedules:
SEC Event bracket 2021
*Auburn, which has a self-imposed postseason ban, won’t take part within the 2021 SEC Event
|No. 1||Alabama||21-6 (16-2)|
|No. 2||Arkansas||21-5 (13-4)|
|No. 3||LSU||16-8 (11-6)|
|No. 4||Tennessee||17-7 (10-7)|
|No. 5||Florida||13-8 (9-7)|
|No. 6||Ole Miss||15-10 (10-8)|
|No. 7||Missouri||15-8 (8-8)|
|No. 8||Kentucky||9-15 (8-9)|
|No. 9||Mississippi State||14-13 (8-10)|
|No. 10||Georgia||14-11 (7-11)|
|No. 11||South Carolina||6-14 (4-12)|
|No. 12||Texas A&M||8-9 (2-8)|
|No. 13||Vanderbilt||8-15 (3-13)|
Odds to win SEC Event
Methods to watch the SEC Event stay
The 2021 SEC Event shall be broadcast on the ESPN household of networks. The SEC Community will air Rounds 1 and a pair of earlier than splitting two of the 4 quarterfinal games with ESPN. The rest of the match — two semifinal games and the SEC championship — will air on ESPN. Streaming choices embody ESPN.com and fuboTV, which affords a seven-day free trial.
|Rounds 1, 2|
|SEC Community, ESPN|
|SEC championship game|
2021 SEC Event schedule
The 2021 SEC Event will start Wednesday, March 10 and run via Choice Sunday on March 14. As a result of Auburn won’t take part within the match, the highest 11 seeds have a bye, making the 12- and 13-seeds the one groups to play within the match’s opening spherical. The winner of that game will face the 5-seed in Spherical 2 the next day.
Beneath is the total schedule for the match:
Profitable groups in daring
Spherical 1: Wednesday, March 10
|Sport 1: No. 13 Vanderbilt 79, No. 12 Texas A&M 68|
Spherical 2: Thursday, March 11
|Sport 2: No. 9 Mississippi State 74, No. 8 Kentucky 73|
|Sport 3: No. 5 Florida 69, No. 13 Vanderbilt 63|
|Sport 4: No. 7 Missouri 73, No. 10 Georgia 70|
|Sport 5: No. 6 Ole Miss 76, No. 11 South Carolina 59|
Quarterfinals: Friday, March 12
|Sport 6: No. 1 Alabama 89, No. 9 Mississippi State 48|
|Sport 7: No. 4 Tennessee 78, vs. No. 5 Florida 66|
|Sport 8: No. 2 Arkansas 70, No. 7 Missouri 64|
|Sport 9: No. 3 LSU 76, No. 6 Ole Miss 73|
Semifinals: Saturday, March 13
|Sport 11: No. 1 Alabama 73, No. 4 Tennessee 68|
|Sport 12: No. 3 LSU 78, No. 2 Arkansas 71|
SEC championship game: Sunday, March 14
|Time (ET)||TV (nationwide)|
|Sport 13: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 3 LSU||1 p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|
Daniel Elton, senior editor at Wahu Times, writes about politics and policy with a focus on climate advocacy. Daniel previously at the New Republic and, and Self. Daniel can be reached by email.