The 2017 SEC men’s basketball tournament finished without much of a surprise — the Kentucky Wildcats space the champions however again.

The Wildcats earned their 30th SEC competition championship through a 82-65 victory over Arkansas. This is Kentucky’s third title in a row.

Last year’s competition final between the Wildcats and also Texas A&M Aggies was a riotous, back-and-forth affair, however this year’s championship bracket feel much much more like a foregone conclusion.

John Calipari’s roster is studded with blue chip talent from top to bottom, highlighted by the standout power of Malik Monk, a true student in the first year guard who averaging end 21 clues per video game this season. Monk is flanked by fellow freshman De’Aaron Fox, who endured a boy injury last month yet doesn’t appear slowed by the now. Sophomore safety Isaiah Briscoe has actually done a masterful job, as well.

The format

All 14 SEC teams are seeded right into a conventional bracket, through the top 4 seeds receiving byes into the quarterfinal round. The bottom four seeds will fight on opened day for the ideal to development to the 2nd round top top Thursday. The finals are at noon ET on Sunday.

The teamsKentuckyFloridaArkansasSouth CarolinaAlabamaOle MissVanderbiltGeorgiaTennesseeTexas A&MAuburnMississippi StateLSUMissouriThe bracket

You deserve to view the complete SEC competition bracket here:

* Schedule and also results (all time Eastern)Wednesday, march 8 (first round)

Game 1: No. 12 Mississippi State 79, No. 13 LSU 52Game 2: No. 14 Missouri 86, No. 11 Auburn 83 (OT)

Thursday, march 9 (second round)

Game 3: No. 8 Georgia 59, No. 9 Tennessee 57Game 4: No. 5 Alabama 75, No. 12 Mississippi State 55Game 5: No. 7 Vanderbilt 66, No. 10 Texas A&M 41Game 6: No. 6 Ole miss 86, No. 14 Missouri 74

Friday, in march 10 (quarterfinals)

Game 7: No. 1 Kentucky 71, No. 8 Georgia 60Game 8: No. 5 Alabama 64, No. 4 south Carolina 53Game 9: No. 7 Vanderbilt 72, No. 2 Florida 62Game 10: No. 3 Arkansas 73, No. 6 Ole miss out on 72

Saturday, march 11 (semifinals)

Game 11: No. 1 Kentucky 79, No. 5 Alabama 74Game 12: No.

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3 Arkansas 76, No. 7 Vanderbilt 62