Championship Week is upon us, and by Sunday, we’ll know the full field for the 2021 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. In the meantime, there are automatic bids to be clinched and bubble cases to be improved during Championship Week — the week almost every conference conducts their postseason tournaments.
The SEC Conference Tournament will air between the SEC Network and ESPN platforms. The first round tips on Wednesday and it runs until the championship game on Sunday. The SEC Network will air the first two days of the tournament and the last two games of the quarterfinals. ESPN will air the first two games of the quarterfinals, the semifinals and, ultimately, the championship game.
If you aren’t around a TV to follow the tournament, you can stream it through WatchESPN. For the first two rounds, you’ll need a specific SEC Network subscription. For the remaining rounds, a regular cable subscription that includes ESPN will get you access. If you don’t have a cable login to access SEC Network and/or ESPN for the live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the tournament.
Here’s what the full tournament schedule looks like, as well as what channel each game airs on.
Wednesday, March 10
Thursday, March 11
Game 2: No. 8 Kentucky vs. No. 9 Mississippi State, 12:00 p.m., SEC Network
Game 3: No. 5 Florida vs. Game 1 winner, 2:00 p.m. SEC Network
Game 4: No. 10 Georgia vs. No. 7 Missouri, 7:00 p.m. SEC Network
Game 5: No. 11 South Carolina vs. No. 6 Ole Miss, 9:00 p.m.SEC Network
Friday, March 12 Quarterfinals
Game 6: No. 1 Alabama vs. Game 2 winner, 12 p.m. ESPN
Game 7: No. 4 Tennessee vs. Game 3 winner, 2 p.m. ESPN
Game 8: No. 2 Arkansas vs. Game 4 winner, 7 p.m. SEC Network
Game 9: No. 3 LSU vs. Game 5 winner, 9:00 p.m. SEC Network
Saturday, March 13 Semifinals
Game 10: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner, 1 p.m. ESPN
Game 11: Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 3 p.m. ESPN
Sunday, March 14 Final
Game 12: Game 10 winner vs. Game 11 winner, 1 p.m. ESPN