2016 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament

The 2016 Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament was a postseason women's basketball tournament for the Southeastern Conference held at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida from March 2 through 6, 2016. South Carolina won the SEC Women's Tournament for the 2nd year in a row and earns an automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament.

2016 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season201516
Teams14
SiteJacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Jacksonville, FL
ChampionsSouth Carolina (2nd title)
Winning coachDawn Staley (2nd title)
MVPTiffany Mitchell (South Carolina)
Attendance29,526
TelevisionSEC Network, ESPN, ESPNU
2015–16 SEC women's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#3 South Carolina160 1.000  332  .943
#15 Mississippi State115 .688  288  .778
#18 Texas A&M115 .688  2210  .688
#12 Kentucky106 .625  258  .758
#25 Florida106 .625  229  .710
Georgia97 .563  2110  .677
Missouri88 .500  2210  .688
Tennessee88 .500  2214  .611
Auburn88 .500  2013  .606
Arkansas79 .438  1218  .400
Vanderbilt511 .313  1814  .563
Alabama412 .250  1516  .484
LSU313 .188  1021  .323
Ole Miss214 .125  1020  .333
2016 SEC Tournament winner
As of March 27, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll

Seeds

Seed School Conference
record
Overall
record
Tiebreaker
1 South Carolina ‡ 16–0 28–1
2 Texas A&M † 11–5 21–8 1–0 vs. MISS STATE
3 Mississippi State † 11–5 24–6 0–1 vs. TEXAS A&M
4 Florida † 10–6 22–7 1–0 vs. KENTUCKY
5 Kentucky # 10–6 21–6 0–1 vs. FLORIDA
6 Georgia # 9–7 21–8
7 Tennessee # 8–8 17–12 2–0 vs. AUBURN, MIZZOU
8 Missouri # 8–8 21–8 1–1 vs. AUBURN, TENN
9 Auburn # 8–8 18–11 0–2 vs. MIZZOU, TENN
10 Arkansas # 7–9 12–17
11 Vanderbilt 5–11 16–13
12 Alabama 4–12 15–14
13 LSU 3–13 9–20
14 Ole Miss 2–14 10–19
‡ – SEC regular season champions, and tournament No. 1 seed.
† – 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 2
1 11:00 AM
#12 Alabama vs. #13 LSU
SECN 2,889
2 1:30 PM
#11 Vanderbilt vs. #14 Ole Miss
Second round – Thursday, March 3
3 12:00 PM
#8 Missouri vs. #9 Auburn
SECN 2,245
4 2:30 PM
#5 Kentucky vs. #13 LSU
5 6:00 PM
#7 Tennessee vs. #10 Arkansas
3,094
6 8:30 PM
#6 Georgia vs. #11 Vanderbilt
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 4
7 12:00 PM
#1 South Carolina vs. #9 Auburn
SECN 4,703
8 2:30 PM
#4 Florida vs. #5 Kentucky
9 6:00 PM
#2 Texas A&M vs. #7 Tennessee
4,214
10 8:30 PM
#3 Mississippi State vs. #11 Vanderbilt
Semifinals – Saturday, March 5
11 5:00 PM
#1 South Carolina vs #5 Kentucky
ESPNU 5,632
12 7:30 PM
#7 Tennessee vs #3 Mississippi State
Championship – Sunday, March 6
13 2:30 PM
#1 South Carolina vs #3 Mississippi State
ESPN 6,549
*Game times in EST. # – Rankings denote tournament seed

Bracket

  First round
Wednesday, March 2
SEC Network
Second round
Thursday, March 3
SEC Network
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 4
SEC Network
Semifinals
Saturday, March 5
ESPNU
Championship
Sunday, March 6
ESPN
                                               
1 South Carolina 57  
    9 Auburn 48  
8 Missouri 45
9 Auburn 47  
  1 South Carolina 93  
  5 Kentucky 63  
4 Florida 69
    5 Kentucky 92  
5 Kentucky 79
    13 LSU 71  
12 Alabama 49
13 LSU 58  
1 South Carolina 66
3 Mississippi State 52
2 Texas A&M 60  
    7 Tennessee 70  
7 Tennessee 68
10 Arkansas 51  
  7 Tennessee 48
  3 Mississippi State 58  
3 Mississippi State 63
    11 Vanderbilt 46  
6 Georgia 49
    11 Vanderbilt  54OT  
11 Vanderbilt 74
14 Ole Miss 59  

See also

References

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