After a hectic four days, the No. 6 ranked Tennessee Volunteers (29-4; 15-3 in-conference) are set to take on the No. 22 Auburn Tigers 25-7; 11-9 in-conference) in the SEC Championship Game from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN. But if you don’t have cable, you can still watch a live stream of ESPN on your computer, phone or streaming device via one of the following live-TV streaming services:
You can start a free 5-day trial of PS Vue right here (select “Start Streaming” in the upper-right corner), and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
Hulu With Live TV: In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including ESPN.
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
Sling TV: ESPN is included in the “Sling Orange” channel bundle.
You can start a free seven-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
Tennessee vs Auburn Preview
The Vols began the SEC Tournament as the No. 3 seed, while the Tigers (Auburn) entered as the fifth-seed, despite being ranked inside the AP Poll — LSU and South Carolina entered as the No. 1 and No. 4 seeds respectively.
Tennessee played Kentucky in a 12-round heavyweight slugfest in the semifinals on Saturday. Down eight to the Wildcats with less than three minutes remaining in the second half, it was the Vols who put together a rally, highlighted by a Grant Williams’ three-point shot that ultimately gave Tennessee a 75-74 lead, and a short time later, 82-78 win against John Calipari and the top-five Wildcats.
Williams, the SEC Player of the Year and First-Team All SEC for the second consecutive season, scored 20 points against Kentucky, none bigger than that three-point shot. Senior guard Admiral Schofield led the Vols with 21 points, as both played a huge factor in head coach Rick Barnes the opportunity to win his first SEC Tournament Championship since arriving in Knoxville in 2015.
Auburn junior guard Jared Harper hit a three-point shot with 12 seconds remaining, as the Tigers knocked off the Florida Gators, 65-62, on Saturday. Harper, who was second on the Tigers in scoring during the regular season averaging 15.2 PPG, led the way for the Tigers with 20 in total. Senior Brett Brown (15.8 PPG), was held to only 11 points, and was the only other Tiger who finished in double-figures against the Gators.
Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl has valued having a reliable bench all season. Now that the Tigers have played four straight games, they will need it come Sunday.
Pearl noted to reporters that nine of his players registered double-figures in minutes on Saturday in the win against Florida, and that in order to beat one of the conference’s best teams, a current Final Four favorite, it will require a complete team effort involving contributions from everybody against Barnes’ squad.
Auburn will make its second SEC Championship game appearance in the past 34 years after defeating the Missouri Tigers and South Carolina in the previous two games. The last conference title for the Tigers came all the way back in 1985, and notably they advanced to the Championship Game in 2000.