Here’s everything you need to know to watch the 2020 SEC Tournament, running Wednesday through Sunday in Nashville.
2020 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament
- Where: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee
- Broadcast: SEC Network and ESPN
- Streaming Services: Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, Vidgo, YouTube TV
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SEC Tournament: Preview
To many college basketball fans, Kentucky is the SEC, and it’s the clear favorite heading into the SEC Tournament starting Wednesday. Right now, the SEC’s projected to only have four representatives in the NCAA Tournament next week, with Auburn, Florida, and LSU joining the favorites. The wild card in the contest may be Mississippi State, which will need a strong tournament to bump another bubble team into the NIT.
SEC Tournament Seeds
- Kentucky Wildcats (25-6, 15-3 in SEC)
- Auburn Tigers (25-6, 12-6)
- LSU Tigers (21-10, 12-6)
- Mississippi State Bulldogs (20-11, 11-7)
- Florida Gators (19-12, 11-7)
- South Carolina Gamecocks (18-13, 10-8)
- Texas A&M Aggies (16-14, 10-8)
- Tennessee Volunteers (17-14, 9-9)
- Alabama Crimson Tide (16-15, 8-10)
- Missouri Tigers (15-16, 7-11)
- Arkansas Razorbacks (19-12, 7-11)
- Ole Miss Rebels (15-16, 6-12)
- Georgia Bulldogs (15-16, 5-13)
- Vanderbilt Commodores (11-20, 3-15)
SEC Tournament Schedule
First Round: Wednesday, March 11
- No. 12 Ole Miss vs. No. 13 Georgia, 7pm ET, SEC Network
- No. 11 Arkansas vs. No. 14 Vanderbilt, 25 minutes after first game concludes, SEC Network
Second Round: Thursday, March 12
- No. 8 Tennessee vs. No. 9 Alabama, 1pm ET, SEC Network
- No. 5 Florida vs. Ole Miss-Georgia winner, 25 minutes after first game concludes, SEC Network
- No. 7 Texas A&M vs. No. 10 Missouri, 7pm ET, SEC Network
- No. 6 South Carolina vs. Arkansas-Vanderbilt winner, 25 minutes after prior game concludes, SEC Network
Quarterfinals: Friday, March 13
- Quarterfinal 1: No. 1 Kentucky vs. Tennessee-Alabama winner, 1pm ET, ESPN
- Quarterfinal 2: No. 4 Mississippi State vs. Florida-Ole Miss/Georgia winner, 25 minutes after first game concludes, ESPN
- Quarterfinal 3: No. 2 Auburn vs. Texas A&M-Missouri winner, 7pm ET, SEC Network
- Quarterfinal 4: No. 3 LSU vs. South Carolina-Arkansas/Vanderbilt, 25 minutes after prior game concludes, SEC Network
Semifinals: Saturday, March 14
- Semifinal 1: Quarterfinal 1 winner vs. Quarterfinal 2 winner, 1pm ET, ESPN
- Semifinal 2: Quarterfinal 3 winner vs. Quarterfinal 4 winner, 25 minutes after first semifinal concludes, ESPN
Final: Sunday, March 15
- Semifinal 1 winner vs. Semifinal 2 winner, 1pm ET, ESPN
SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament live stream: How to watch college basketball games online
The games are mostly on the SEC Network, with the final and other select games on ESPN; these streaming services provide fans the opportunity to catch college basketball throughout the season.
- Cost: $54.99 per month
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Hulu local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its broad spectrum of offerings, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
2) Sling TV
- Sling TV pricing: $30-$45 per month ($10 off first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, Microsoft Edge, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $30 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NBCSN, NFL Network, and local channels. Sling Blue also brings Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and Headline News as part of its regular slate of channels, with Fox Business Channel available for those who get the Sling Blue News Extra add-on.
If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $45 per month.
Other features include a Free Cloud DVR tier for all subscribers (allowing 10 hours of recording a month), the ability to record all live linear channels, and no VOD preemption on any channels. New subscribers get $10 off the first month.
To add BeIN Sports and ESPN Deportes and maximize your sports-watching potential, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)
Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features soccer matches from La Liga, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Best of Spanish + Sling Orange for $35 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.
3) AT&T TV Now
- Cost: $65-$135 per month
- AT&T TV Now devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
AT&T TV Now is a bonus for AT&T wireless customers, especially for those who happen to be sports fans. It provides instant access to more than 45 channels, including local channels. That means ESPN, ESPN 2, Fox as well as FS1 and FS2, and NBC as well as NBCSN. It even offers free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR for up to 20 hours of TV recording per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.
- Cost: $14.99-24.99 or $39.99-$49.99 per month
- Vidgo devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package, including ABC, Fox, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes and BeIN Sports. It offers an array of entertainment favorites, including A&E, HGTV, History, Lifetime, and a full range of Nickelodeon channels, including TeenNick and NickToons.
College sports fans will love it, too: The ACCN, Big Ten Network, the Longhorn Network, and Pac-12 Network are all on the Core package, and for $10 more, the Plus package offers all six market-specific Pac-12 Networks.
If you just want your Vidgo en Español, it features programming from throughout the Americas and even Spain in two skinny packages. Both the Latino Streaming Plan ($14.99 per month) and Latino Mas Streaming Plan ($24.99 per month) include BeIN’s main Spanish-language channel, TyC Sports, and Azteca America, while the higher tier adds DAZN, Fox Deportes, and ESPN Deportes.
Also, through its Vidgo app, it’s offering the option of Social TV, which allows Vidgo users to connect in real-time as they’re watching programming on their phones.
5) YouTube TV
- Cost: $50 per month
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices
- YouTube TV local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
YouTube TV is a great option for sports fans, including the ESPN and Fox channels, TNT for Champions League matches, NBC and NBCSN for Premier League matches, and broadcasting partnerships with three MLS teams. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
SEC Tournament Odds
This is according to the DraftKings oddsmakers as of March 11.
- Kentucky, +175 (wager $100 to win $175)
- Auburn, +280
- LSU, +500
- Florida, +700
- Mississippi State, +1400
- Tennessee, +2000
- Alabama, +2500
- Arkansas, +2500
- Texas A&M, +3500
- South Carolina, +4000
- Georgia, +5000
- Missouri, +10000
- Ole Miss, +15000
- Vanderbilt, +30000
SEC Men’s Basketball Champions: 2010-2019
- 2019: Auburn
- 2018: Kentucky
- 2017: Kentucky
- 2016: Kentucky
- 2015: Kentucky
- 2014: Florida
- 2013: Ole Miss
- 2012: Vanderbilt
- 2011: Kentucky
- 2010: Kentucky
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