2015 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament

The 2015 Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament was the postseason women's basketball tournament for the Southeastern Conference held at Verizon Arena, now known as Simmons Bank Arena. in North Little Rock, Arkansas from March 4 through 8, 2015. The tournament consisted of five rounds and included all 14 SEC teams. Seeds 5 through 10 received a first-round bye, and the top four seeds received a "double bye" through the first and second rounds.[1][2]

2015 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season201415
Teams14
SiteVerizon Arena
North Little Rock, AR
ChampionsSouth Carolina (1st title)
Winning coachDawn Staley (1st title)
MVPAleighsa Welch (South Carolina)
Attendance25,821
TelevisionSEC Network, ESPN, ESPNU
2014–15 SEC women's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#3 South Carolina*151 .938  343  .919
#6 Tennessee151 .938  306  .833
#12 Mississippi State115 .688  277  .794
#11 Kentucky106 .625  2410  .706
#21 Texas A&M106 .625  2310  .697
LSU106 .625  1714  .548
Missouri79 .438  1914  .576
Ole Miss79 .438  1914  .576
Georgia610 .375  1912  .613
Arkansas610 .375  1814  .563
Vanderbilt511 .313  1516  .484
Florida511 .313  1317  .433
Auburn313 .188  1318  .419
Alabama214 .125  1319  .406
2015 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Seeds

2015 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament seeds
Seed School Conf. Over. Tiebreaker
1 South Carolinac‡† 15–1 29–2 1–0 vs. Tennessee
2 Tennesseec† 15–1 28–4 0–1 vs. South Carolina
3 Mississippi State 11–5 26–6
4 LSU 10–6 17–13 1–0 vs. Kentucky; 1–1 vs. Texas A&M; 1–0 vs. Mississippi State
5 Texas A&M# 10–6 23–9 1–0 vs. Kentucky; 1–1 vs. LSU; 0–1 vs. Mississippi State
6 Kentucky# 10–6 23–9 0–2 vs. Texas A&M, LSU
7 Missouri# 7–9 17–13 1–0 vs. Ole Miss
8 Ole Miss# 7–9 17–13 0–1 vs. Missouri
9 Arkansas# 6–10 17–13 1–0 vs. Georgia
10 Georgia# 6–10 19–12 0–1 vs. Arkansas
11 Vanderbilt 5–11 15–16 1–1 vs. Florida; 1–1 vs. Mississippi State
12 Florida 5–11 13–17 1–1 vs. Vanderbilt; 0–1 vs. Mississippi State
13 Auburn 3–13 13–18
14 Alabama 2–14 13–19
‡ – Tournament No. 1 seed.
c – SEC Regular Season co-champions.
† – Received a double-bye in the conference tournament.
# – Received a single-bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records include all games played in the SEC Tournament.

Schedule

Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First Round – Wednesday, March 4
1
4:00 p.m.
#12 Florida vs. #13 Auburn
SECN
1,915[3]
2
6:30 p.m.
#11 Vanderbilt vs. #14 Alabama
Second Round – Thursday, March 5
3
Noon
#9 Arkansas vs. #8 Ole Miss
SECN
4
2:30 p.m.
#5 Texas A&M vs. #13 Auburn
5
5:00 p.m.
#7 Missouri vs. #10 Georgia
3,744[4]
6
7:30 p.m.
#6 Kentucky vs. #11 Vanderbilt
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 6
7
Noon
#1 South Carolina vs. #9 Arkansas
SECN
4,630[5]
8
2:30 p.m.
#4 LSU vs. #5 Texas A&M
9
6:00 p.m.
#2 Tennessee vs. #10 Georgia
4,189
10
8:30 p.m.
#3 Mississippi State vs. #6 Kentucky
Semifinals – Saturday, March 7
11
4:00 p.m.
#1 South Carolina vs. #4 LSU
ESPNU
5,524
12
6:30 p.m.
#2 Tennessee vs. #6 Kentucky
Championship – Sunday, March 8
13
2:30 p.m.
#1 South Carolina vs. #2 Tennessee
ESPN
5,819
*Game times in CT. # – Rankings denote tournament seed.

Bracket

  First Round
Wednesday, March 4
SECN
Second Round
Thursday, March 5
SECN
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 6
SECN
Semifinals
Saturday, March 7
ESPNU
Championship Game
Sunday, March 8
ESPN
                                               
9 Arkansas 72  
8 Ole Miss 61  
  9 Arkansas 36
  1 South Carolina 58  
  1 South Carolina 74  
  4 LSU 54  
12 Florida 49  
13 Auburn 71  
  13 Auburn 47  
  5 Texas A&M 57  
  5 Texas A&M 65
  4 LSU 71  
1 South Carolina 62
2 Tennessee 46
10 Georgia 75  
7 Missouri 64  
  10 Georgia 41
  2 Tennessee 75

 
  2 Tennessee 75
  6 Kentucky 64  
11 Vanderbilt 66  
14 Alabama 56  
  11 Vanderbilt 61  
  6 Kentucky 67  
  6 Kentucky 76
  3 Mississippi State 67  

Tourney awards

  • MVPAleighsa Welch, South Carolina[6]
  • All-Tournament Team – Makayla Epps (Kentucky), Cierra Burdick (Tennessee), Jordan Reynolds (Tennessee), Aleighsa Welch (South Carolina), and Alaina Coates (South Carolina)[6]

See also

References

  1. "North Little Rock Site Of 2015 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament". SEC. November 17, 2013. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  2. "SEC 2015 Women's Basketball Tournament". Verizon Arena. Archived from the original on 2014-05-24. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  3. Game 2 Boxscore
  4. Game 6 Boxscore
  5. Game 8 Boxscore
  6. "South Carolina downs UT to win tournament". Associated Press. secsports.com. March 8, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
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