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SEC Network Devotes 50 hours to SEC Basketball Tournament Coverage

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SEC Network concludes producing more than 370 regular-season games in the men’s and women’s basketball schedule with first, second, third and quarterfinal Southeastern Conference tournament games airing on the network, accompanied with a live SEC Now desk on-site throughout each.

The 2017 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament also marks the end of SEC Inside’s basketball regular-season debut. The series – which featured practices, mic-ed up coaches and footage within two programs weekly – will produce a special episode to document an inside look at the Championship teams during the women’s and men’s tournament. Last year’s Championship special included locker room footage and courtside angles and sound previously unseen from the semifinals and title game.

The trophy ceremonies for both tournaments are scheduled to stream on SEC Network + via the ESPN app or WatchESPN.

Women’s Tournament highlights:

For the third year, SEC Now will have a full set presence at the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament, hosted by Maria Taylor. Analysts Nell Fortner and Andy Landers will provide pre-game, halftimes and post-game insights on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from Greenville, S.C.

Analyst Tamika Catchings and play-by-play Courtney Lyle will both make their tournament commentating debut, after joining the SEC Network earlier this year and calling games throughout the regular-season television schedule.  Catchings won the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament three times while playing at the University of Tennessee. Gail Goestenkors and Steffi Sorensen return, with Pam Ward on play-by-play this year for the evening games .

SEC Network will televise more than 25 hours of live television from Greenville over three days.

 

Women’s Basketball Tournament TV Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentator Network
Wed, Mar 1 10:30 a.m. SEC Now SEC Network
11 a.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament: First Round
Courtney Lyle, Tamika Catchings & Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
1 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
1:30 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament: First Round
Pam Ward, Gail Goestenkors & Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
3:30 p.m. The Paul Finebaum Show SEC Network
Thu, Mar 2 11:30 a.m. SEC Now SEC Network
  Noon SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament: Second Round

Courtney Lyle, Tamika Catchings & Steffi Sorensen

SEC Network
  2 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
  2:30 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament: Second Round

Courtney Lyle, Tamika Catchings & Steffi Sorensen

SEC Network
  4:30 p.m. The Paul Finebaum Show SEC Network
  6 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament: Second Round

Pam Ward, Gail Goestenkors & Steffi Sorensen

SEC Network
  8 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
  8:30 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament: Second Round

Pam Ward, Gail Goestenkors & Steffi Sorensen

SEC Network
  10:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
Fri, Mar 3 11:30 a.m. SEC Now
  Noon SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament :Third Round

Courtney Lyle, Tamika Catchings & Steffi Sorensen

SEC Network
  2:30 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Third Round

Courtney Lyle, Tamika Catchings & Steffi Sorensen

SEC Network
  4:30 p.m. The Paul Finebaum Show* SEC Network
  6 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament: Third Round

Pam Ward, Gail Goestenkors, Steffi Sorensen

SEC Network
  8:30 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament: Third Round

Pam Ward, Gail Goestenkors, Steffi Sorensen

SEC Network
Sat, Mar 4 5 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament: Semifinal
Pam Ward, Gail Goestenkors and Steffi Sorensen
ESPNU
7 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament: Semifinal
Pam Ward, Gail Goestenkors and Steffi Sorensen
ESPNU
Sun, Mar 5 3 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship
Pam Ward, Gail Goestenkors and Steffi Sorensen
ESPN2
5 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
Tue, Mar 7 7 p.m. SEC Inside: Women’s Basketball Championship SEC Network

 

 

 

Men’s Basketball Tournament Highlights:

SEC Network returns to Nashville, Tenn. to televise the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament for the third year. The network will carry the first, second and quarterfinal and also provide courtside studio coverage with its news & information show SEC Now. ESPN will televise the semifinal and championship games as part of 336 men’s and women’s basketball games the network is producing during Champ Week.

SEC Now’s pre and post-game coverage, as well as halftimes, will be hosted by Dari Nowkhah alongside analysts Tony Delk and Daymeon Fishback. Analyst Pat Bradley will also join the desk for his SEC Tournament coverage debut. ESPN’s Karl Ravech hosts the ESPN semifinal and championship studio desk at Bridgestone Arena with either Sean Farnham or Dick Vitale on Saturday and Sunday.

SEC Network tipped off the season with SEC Basketball Media Days coverage in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena. Since October, the network has carried 112 games, introduced new analysts Bradley and Antoine Walker, and launched a new weekly series of SEC Inside. The show’s final basketball episode for the year airs March 7 at 7 p.m., and spotlights new vantage points of the championship team in the semifinal and title game.

The Paul Finebaum Show returns for its second year live from Nashville on Wednesday, March 8, providing additional coverage throughout the tournament from its Charlotte, N.C. studios.

A two-hour SEC Network Selection Show is scheduled for Sunday, March 12 at 7 p.m., also from Charlotte, NC. This year’s special is hosted by Nowkhah and Peter Burns, joined by studio analysts Walker and Dane Bradshaw.  The show will consist of sound and interviews from the SEC teams selected for postseason brackets.

 

Men’s Basketball Tournament TV Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Wed, March 8 3 p.m. The Paul Finebaum Show (Nashville, Tenn) SEC Network
  7 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament: First Round
Tom Hart, Jon Sundvold & Laura Rutledge
SEC Network
  9 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
  9:30 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament: First Round
Tom Hart, Jon Sundvold & Laura Rutledge
SEC Network
  11:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
Thu, Mar 9 12:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
  1 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Second Round
Joe Tessitore, Sean Farnham & Kaylee Hartung
SEC Network
  3 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
  3:30 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Second Round
Joe Tessitore, Sean Farnham & Kaylee Hartung
SEC Network
  5:30 p.m. The Paul Finebaum Show* SEC Network
  7 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Second Round
Tom Hart, Jon Sundvold & Laura Rutledge
SEC Network
  9 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
  9:30 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Second Round
Tom Hart, Jon Sundvold & Laura Rutledge
SEC Network
  11:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
Fri, Mar 10 12:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
  1 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Quarterfinal
Joe Tessitore, Sean Farnham & Kaylee Hartung
SEC Network
  3 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
  3:30 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Quarterfinal
Joe Tessitore, Sean Farnham & Kaylee Hartung
SEC Network
  5:30 p.m. The Paul Finebaum Show* SEC Network
  7 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Quarterfinal
Tom Hart, Jon Sundvold & Laura Rutledge
SEC Network
  9 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
  9:30 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Quarterfinal
Tom Hart, Jon Sundvold & Laura Rutledge
SEC Network
  11:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
Sat, Mar 11 1 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Semifinal
Joe Tessitore, Dick Vitale or Sean Farnham, & Kaylee Hartung
ESPN
  3:30 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Semifinal
Joe Tessitore, Dick Vitale or Sean Farnham, & Kaylee Hartung
ESPN
Sun, Mar 12 1 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship
Joe Tessitore, Dick Vitale & Kaylee Hartung
ESPN
  7 p.m. SEC Now: Selection Show SEC Network
Wed, Mar 15 7 p.m. SEC Inside: Men’s Basketball Championship SEC Network

*Available at regularly scheduled time over radio, and streaming on SEC Network +

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