The SEC has been one of many nation’s most unpredictable conferences for the reason that 2022-2023 males’s basketball season began, and now it’s time for the league to host its annual match and and hand out its computerized berth to the NCAA match. The 2023 SEC Match runs from March 8-12 in Nashville at Bridgestone Area.
Alabama was picked to complete fifth within the league within the preseason, however they may enter the SEC match as the highest seed. The Crimson Tide is prone to be a No. 1 seed within the NCAA match no matter what occurs in Nashville. Alabama confirmed it could possibly be an elite staff with early season wins over Houston and North Carolina, and it maintained that standing by profitable the convention within the common season with 16 wins in 18 video games. Star wing Brandon Miller is the main scorer amongst all freshmen in DI males’s school basketball, and initiatives as a possible top-five NBA draft choose. This has been the season in program historical past on the court docket for Alabama, however it’s been overshadowed by former ahead Darius Miles being charged with capital homicide for the Jan. killing of 23-year-old Jamea Harris. Miles was kicked off the staff after his arrest.
Texas A&M was picked to complete sixth within the league, however will enter the convention match as its No. 2 seed. Head coach Buzz Williams has an rising star level guard in sophomore Wade Taylor. The Aggies are rock strong on each ends of the ground, and thrive crashing the offensive glass and attending to the foul line.
Kentucky was picked to win the league within the preseason, and nonetheless earned the double-bye regardless of an up-and-down season. The most important storyline for the Wildcats is well being: level guards Cason Wallace and Sahvir Wheeler have been each held out late within the common season with accidents. The Wildcats enter the match because the No. 16 offense within the nation regardless of hardly ever taking three-pointers. The staff nonetheless revolves round reigning nationwide participant of the 12 months Oscar Tshiebwe and his unbelievable rebounding on each ends of the court docket.
The highest 4 seeds within the SEC match obtain a double-bye. Our newest bracketology projection had eight SEC groups within the NCAA match discipline. The winner will get an computerized berth to the massive dance.
You may stream the complete SEC Match utilizing WatchESPN.
SEC Match bracket 2023
SEC Match predictions 2023
Our JP Acosta picked Tennessee to win the SEC match:
The good factor is perhaps to choose Alabama, as a result of their consistency and talent to take over video games on either side of the ball. Nevertheless, Tennessee’s protection is primary within the nation based on KenPom, they usually’ve overwhelmed Alabama not too long ago, holding them 30 factors beneath their scoring common. Rick Barnes has received this staff to be extraordinarily properly coached, and whereas their offense can lag at occasions, that is an skilled group who is aware of methods to play deep into the match. Their defensive strain ought to trigger matches for the SEC on their solution to the title. — JP Acosta
SEC Match schedule, TV, begin occasions, and extra for 2023
Recreation 1: No. 13 Ole Miss 67, No. 12 South Carolina 61
Recreation 2: No. 14 LSU 72, No. 11 Georgia 67
Thursday, March 9
Recreation 3: No. 9 Mississippi State 69, No. 8 Florida 68
Recreation 4: No. 5 Tennessee 70, No. 13 Ole Miss 55
Recreation 5: No. 10 Arkansas 76, No. 7 Auburn 73
Recreation 6: No. 6 Vanderbilt vs. No. 14 LSU, 9 pm (SEC Community)
Friday, March 10
Recreation 7: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 9 Mississippi State, 1 pm (ESPN)
Recreation 8: No. 4 Missouri vs. No. 5 Tennessee, 3 pm (ESPN)
Recreation 9: No. 2 Texas A&M vs, No. 10 Arkansas, 7 pm (SEC Community)
Recreation 10: No. 3 Kentucky vs. Recreation 6 winner, 9 pm (SEC Community)
Saturday, March 11
Recreation 11: Recreation 7 winner vs. Recreation 8 winner, 1 pm (ESPN)
Recreation 12: Recreation 9 winner vs. Recreation 10 winner, 3 pm (ESPN)
Sunday, March 12
SEC Championship Recreation
Recreation 13: Recreation 11 winner vs. Recreation 12 winner, 1 pm (ESPN)
Texas A&M: +500
Mississippi State: +4500
Ole Miss: +50000
South Carolina: +80000