Women's Basketball
Future SEC basketball tournaments announced

June 17, 2009

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference has awarded sites for the SEC Men's Basketball Tournaments (2013 and 2014) and SEC Women's Basketball Tournaments (2010-2014), Commissioner Mike Slive announced today.

The Sommet Center in Nashville, Tenn. will host either the men's or women's tournament in each of next four seasons. Nashville was previously revealed as the host of the 2010 men's tournament, and has been awarded the 2011 and 2012 women's tournament and the 2013 men's tournament.

The 2010, 2013 and 2014 women's tournament will be held at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. while the Georgia Dome in Atlanta will host the 2014 men's tournament.

The SEC Men's Basketball Tournament was previously announced for Atlanta in 2011 and New Orleans in 2012.

"The Southeastern Conference and its member institutions are excited to return to cities that have shown tremendous support of the SEC," Slive said. "Nashville, Atlanta and Duluth all have great facilities and enthusiastic communities that are perfect to showcase our basketball programs. We know that our student-athletes, coaches and fans will greatly enjoy return visits to all three areas."

Since the first SEC Men's Basketball Tournament in 1933, the event has been held in 11 different cities; Atlanta, Ga. (1933-34; 1987, 1995, 1998-2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008); Baton Rouge, La. (1938, 1988); Birmingham, Ala. (1979-1981; 1983, 1985, 1992); Knoxville, Tenn. (1936-37; 1939-40, 1989); Lexington, Ky. (1982, 1986, 1993); Louisville, Ky. (1941-1952); Memphis, Tenn. (1994, 1997); Nashville, Tenn. (1984, 1991, 2001, 2006); New Orleans, La. (1996, 2003); Orlando, Fla. (1990); and Tampa, Fla. (2009).

Vanderbilt is the defending women's tournament champion. The Commodore women have won four of the past eight SEC tournament championships, including victories in Nashville in 2002 and 2004.

In the women's tournament's short history, 13 cities have hosted; Albany, Ga. (1987-1992); Athens, Ga. (1984, 1986); Baton Rouge, La. (1981); Chattanooga, Tenn. (1993-1997, 1999-2000); Columbus, Ga. (1998); Duluth, Ga. (2007); Greenville, S.C. (2005); Knoxville, Tenn. (1980, 1983); Lexington, Ky. (1982); Oxford, Miss. (1985); Memphis, Tenn. (2001); Nashville, Tenn. (2002, 2004, 2008); and North Little Rock, Ark. (2003, 2006, 2009).




 

 

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