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    2012 SEC Women's Hoops Tournament Information Announced

    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:

    FIRST ROUND

    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

    SECOND ROUND

    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

    SEMIFINALS

    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

    FINALS

    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