SEC Tournament 2015: Schedule, Channel, Times & Odds

Bobby Portis leads Arkansas with 17.7 points per game. (Getty)

Bobby Portis leads Arkansas with 17.7 points per game. (Getty)

If any SEC team has the formula to beat Kentucky, they might want to break that plan out this week.

The SEC Tournament gets underway Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, with an automatic bid on the line.

The Wildcats are the hands-down favorite and are going to be extremely tough to knock off. They’ve wrapped up a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, but have shown no signs of slowing down. In fact, they’ve gotten stronger as the season has gone on.

Ole Miss and Texas A&M, two teams which gave UK some problems earlier in the year, and No. 21 Arkansas, will be looking for solid tournament showings to improve their NCAA seeding.

For the league standings, click here.

Here’s what you need to know about the SEC Tournament:


The Basics

What:

SEC Tournament

When:

Wednesday, March 11 through Sunday, March 15

Where:

Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, Tennessee

Channel:

ESPN / SEC Network

Last Year’s Winner

Florida


SEC Tournament Schedule

Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein has been a defensive force on the block for Kentucky. (Getty)

Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein has been a defensive force on the block for Kentucky. (Getty)

All times Eastern

First Round – Wednesday

Game 1: No. 12 Mississippi State vs. No. 13 Auburn, 7 p.m., SEC Network
Game 2: No. 11 South Carolina vs. No. 14 Missouri, 25 minutes after ending of 7 p.m. game, SEC Network

Second Round – Thursday

Game 3: No. 8 Florida vs. No. 9 Alabama, 1 p.m., SEC Network
Game 4: No. 5 Texas A&M vs. Game 1 winner, 3 p.m., 25 minutes after ending of Noon game, SEC Network
Game 5: No. 10 Tennessee vs. No. 7 Vanderbilt, 7 p.m., SEC Network
Game 6: No. 6 Mississippi vs. Game 2 winner, 25 minutes after ending of 7 p.m. game, SEC Network

Quarterfinals – Friday

Game 7: No. 1 Kentucky vs. Game 3 winner, 1 p.m., SEC Network
Game 8: No. 4 LSU vs. Game 4 winner, 25 minutes after ending of 1 p.m. game, SEC Network
Game 9: No. 2 Arkansas vs. Game 5 winner, 7 p.m., SEC Network
Game 10: No. 3 Georgia vs. Game 6 winner, 25 minutes after ending of 7 p.m. game, SEC Network

Semifinals – Saturday

Game 11: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 1 p.m., ESPN
Game 12: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 25 minutes after ending of 1 p.m. game, ESPN

Championship – Sunday

Semifinal Winners, TBD, 1 p.m., ESPN


SEC Tournament Odds

Georgia's J.J. Frazier. (Getty)

Georgia’s J.J. Frazier. (Getty)

It’s no secret Kentucky is the favorite to win the SEC Tournament. A huge favorite.

Per sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com:

Kentucky … -425
Arkansas … +900
Georgia … +1400
LSU … +2000
Florida … +2000
Mississippi … +2300
Texas A&M … +2500
Vanderbilt … +3300
South Carolina … +6000
Alabama … +9000
Tennessee … +10000
Missouri … +80000
Mississippi State … +150000
Auburn … +150000


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