The SEC has released a statement regarding its upcoming conference tournament in the aftermath of the tornadoes that ripped through Tennessee on Monday night.
The SEC’s college hoops tournament, based at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, is set to begin Wednesday, Mar. 11th. The tournament will run over a five-day period, ending with the conference championship on Sunday, Mar. 15 on ESPN.
There were growing concerns the SEC would have to relocate the tournament given the tornadoes which ripped through parts of Nashville on Monday night. But the SEC has released a statement, clarifying the tournament will not be moved.
“We do not anticipate there will be any changes to the schedule for the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena next week,” the SEC’s statement partially reads. The full statement can be found below:
Reached out to the SEC on SEC Men's Basketball Tournament next week in Nashville: pic.twitter.com/XFpCcQhsww
— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) March 3, 2020
It’s certainly fortunate the teams within the conference weren’t in Nashville when the tornadoes occurred on Monday night.
As for the basketball side of things, Kentucky has already earned the No. 1 seed of the tournament. The Wildcats are 24-5 overall, but more importantly, 14-2 in the SEC. Auburn is the current No. 2 seed followed by LSU at No. 3, but neither has its seed locked into place.
The SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament tips off next Wednesday, Mar. 11th at Bridgestone Arena.