2011 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2011 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament was held March 10–13, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Georgia Dome.[1] The first, quarterfinal, and semifinal rounds were televised through the SEC Network and the semifinals and finals were broadcast nationwide on ABC, with the exception of the majority of South Carolina markets.

2011 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament
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ClassificationDivision I
Season2010–11
Teams12
SiteGeorgia Dome
Atlanta, Georgia
ChampionsKentucky (28th title)
Winning coachJohn Calipari (2nd title)
MVPDarius Miller (Kentucky)
Attendance197,385
TelevisionSEC Network, ABC
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2010–11 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
#15 Florida 13 3   .813     29 8   .784
#11 Kentucky 10 6   .625     29 9   .763
#25 Vanderbilt 9 7   .563     23 11   .676
Georgia 9 7   .563     21 12   .636
Tennessee 8 8   .500     19 15   .559
South Carolina 5 11   .313     14 16   .467
West
Alabama 12 4   .750     25 12   .676
Mississippi State 9 7   .563     17 14   .548
Ole Miss 7 9   .438     20 14   .588
Arkansas 7 9   .438     18 13   .581
Auburn 4 12   .250     11 20   .355
LSU 3 13   .188     11 21   .344
SEC Tournament winner
As of April 2, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

SeedsEdit

All Southeastern Conference schools participate in the tournament. Teams are seeded by 2010–11 SEC season record, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records.[2] The top two teams in each division receive a first round bye.

The seeding for the tournament is as follows:

Seed School SEC Record
Eastern Division
#1 Florida 13–3 (24–6)
#2 Kentucky 10–6 (22–8)
#3 Vanderbilt 9–7 (21–9)
#4 Georgia 9–7 (20–10)
#5 Tennessee 8–8 (18–13)
#6 South Carolina 5–11 (14–15)
Western Division
#1 Alabama 12–4 (20–10)
#2 Mississippi State 9–7 (17–13)
#3 Ole Miss 7–9 (19–12)
#4 Arkansas 7–9 (18–12)
#5 Auburn 4–12 (11–19)
#6 LSU 3–13 (11–20)

ScheduleEdit

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First Round - Thursday, March 10
1
1
1:00 PM
Auburn vs Georgia
SEC Network
12,144
2
3:30 PM
South Carolina vs Ole Miss
SEC Network
2
3
7:30 PM
Tennessee vs Arkansas
SEC Network
15,145
4
10:00 PM
LSU vs Vanderbilt
SEC Network
Quarterfinals - Friday, March 11
3
5
1:00 PM
Georgia vs Alabama
SEC Network
21,875
6
3:30 PM
Ole Miss vs Kentucky
SEC Network
4
7
7:30 PM
Tennessee vs Florida
SEC Network
17,096
8
10:00 PM
Vanderbilt vs Mississippi State
SEC Network
Semifinals - Saturday, March 12
5
9
1:00 PM
Alabama vs. Kentucky
ABC
21,728
10
3:30 PM
Florida vs. Vanderbilt
ABC
Championship Game - Sunday, March 13
6
11
1:00 PM
Kentucky vs. Florida
ABC
21,409
*Game Times in ET[1]. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

BracketEdit

  First Round
March 10, 2011
SEC Network
Quarterfinals
March 11, 2011
SEC Network
Semifinals
March 12, 2011
ABC
Championship Game
March 13, 2011
ABC
                                     
       
  W1 Alabama 65*  
    E4 Georgia 59  
E4 Georgia 69
W5 Auburn 51  
  W1 Alabama 58  
  E2 Kentucky 72  
       
       
  E2 Kentucky 75
    W3 Ole Miss 66  
W3 Ole Miss 66
E6 South Carolina 55  
  E2 Kentucky 70
  E1 Florida 54
       
       
  E1 Florida 85
    E5 Tennessee 74  
W4 Arkansas 68
E5 Tennessee 74  
  E1 Florida 77
  E3 Vanderbilt 66  
       
       
  W2 Mississippi State 81
    E3 Vanderbilt 87  
E3 Vanderbilt 62
W6 LSU 50  

* Game went into Overtime

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SEC Sports News » Future SEC Basketball Tournament Dates & Sites". Secsports.com. 2010-04-29. Archived from the original on April 15, 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
  2. ^ Tiebreaking Procedures 2011 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament, SECsports.com. Retrieved 2011-02-18.