Birmingham, Ala. -- The SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament makes a return trip to Nashville, Tenn. and the Bridgestone Arena in 2012. This is the fifth time the tournament has been held in Nashville. Previous tournaments held there are 2002, 2004, 2008, and 2011.
The winner of the 11-game tournament will receive the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The tournament seeds and conference champion will be determined by the 16-game regular-season SEC schedule. The top four seeds earn a first-round bye.
The 2012 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament will once again enjoy live television coverage. FSN continues its dedication to SEC events by televising all first round and all second round games. The semifinals will be aired on ESPNU for the second consecutive year, while the championship game will again be televised on ESPN2.
Public tickets for this year’s event will go on sale October 4 and can be purchased through the SEC website or by calling 1-800-732-4849.
Prices are: reserved tournament book, $90; reserved single-session (six sessions total), $17; and general admission single-session, $12 (can only be purchased day of event at arena box office).
Below is the schedule with game times for the 2012 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament:
Thursday, March 1
Noon Game 1 - Seed #8 vs. Seed #9 FSN
2:30 p.m. Game 2 - Seed #7 vs. Seed #10 FSN
6:30 p.m. Game 3 - Seed #5 vs. Seed #12 FSN
9:00 p.m. Game 4 - Seed #6 vs. Seed #11 FSN
Friday, March 2
Noon Game 5 - Seed #1 vs. Game 1 winner FSN
2:30 p.m. Game 6 - Seed #2 vs. Game 2 winner FSN
6:30 p.m. Game 7 - Seed #4 vs. Game 3 winner FSN
9:00 p.m. Game 8 - Seed #3 vs. Game 4 winner FSN
Saturday, March 3
3:00 p.m. Game 9 - Game 5 winner vs. Game 7 winner ESPNU
5:00 p.m. Game 10 - Game 6 winner vs. Game 8 winner ESPNU
Sunday, March 4
5:00 p.m. Game 11 - Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner ESPN2
All times CENTRAL and subject to change. FSN - SportSouth; FS Southwest; Sun Sport