Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Kentucky will open the SEC Tournament as the No. 1 seed when the tournament begins Wednesday in Nashville.
Auburn, LSU and Mississippi State are the 2, 3 and 4 seeds and received a double-bye into Friday’s quarterfinals.
Here’s the bracket and schedule:
FIRST ROUNDWednesday, March 11
Game 1: No. 12 Ole Miss (15-16) vs. No. 13 Georgia (15-16), 6 p.m. (SEC Network)
Game 2: No. 11 Arkansas (19-12) vs. No. 14 Vanderbilt (11-20), 25 minutes after completion of Game 1 (SEC Network)
SECOND ROUND Thursday, March 12
Game 3: No. 9 Alabama (16-15) vs. No. 8 Tennessee (17-14), Noon (SEC Network)
Game 4: Game 1 winner vs. No. 5 Florida (19-12), 25 minutes after completion of Game 3 (SEC Network)
Game 5: No. 10 Missouri (15-16) vs. No. 7 Texas A&M (16-14), 6 p.m. (SEC Network)
Game 6: Game 2 winner vs. No. 6 South Carolina (18-13), 25 minutes after completion of Game 5 (SEC Network)
QUARTERFINALSFriday, March 13
Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. No. 1 Kentucky (25-6), Noon (ESPN)
Game 8: Game 4 winner vs. No. 4 Mississippi State (20-11), 25 minutes after completion of Game 7 (ESPN)
Game 9: Game 5 winner vs. No. 2 Auburn (25-6), 6 p.m. (SEC Network)
Game 10: Game 6 winner vs. No. 3 LSU (21-10), 25 minutes after completion of Game 9 (SEC Network)
SEMIFINALSSaturday, March 14
Game 11: Game 7 vs. Game 8 winner, Noon (ESPN)
Game 12: Game 9 vs. Game 10 winner, 25 minutes after completion of Game 11 (ESPN)
CHAMPIONSHIP GAMESunday, March 15
Game 13: Game 11 vs. Game 12 winner, Noon (ESPN)
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.