SEC Tournament 2023: Men’s Semifinals Scores, Championship Bracket and Schedule

SEC Tournament 2023: Men’s Semifinals Scores, Championship Bracket and Schedule

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - MARCH 11: Charles Bediako #14 of the Alabama Crimson Tide heads for the net as Mohamed Diarra #0 of the Missouri Tigers defends during the second half of the SEC Basketball Tournament Semifinals at Bridgestone Arena on March 11, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Top-seeded Alabama is moving on to the SEC men’s basketball tournament finals after defeating Missouri 72-61 on Saturday in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The No. 2 Texas A&M Aggies are joining them after an 87-75 win over the No. 6 Vanderbilt Commodores. The final will occur Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

If you need to be caught up to speed, here’s a look at the original tournament bracket, the results thus far and recaps of the semifinal games.


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SEC Tournament Results

First Round

No. 13 Ole Miss 67, No. 12 South Carolina 61

No. 14 LSU 72, No. 11 Georgia 67


Second Round

No. 9 Mississippi State 69, No. 8 Florida 68 (OT)

No. 5 Tennessee 70, No. 13 Ole Miss 55

No. 10 Arkansas 76, No. 7 Auburn 73

No. 6 Vanderbilt 77, No. 14 LSU 68


Quarterfinals

No. 1 Alabama 72, No. 9 Mississippi State 49

No. 4 Missouri 79, No. 5 Tennessee 71

No. 2 Texas A&M 67, No. 10 Arkansas 61

No. 6 Vanderbilt 80, No. 3 Kentucky 73


Semifinals

No. 1 Alabama 72, No. 4 Missouri 61

No. 2 Texas A&M 87, No. 6 Vanderbilt 75


Finals

No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 2 Texas A&M (1 p.m. ET, Sunday)


Alabama 72, Missouri 61

Brandon Miller posted 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting and 12 rebounds, and Noah Clowney added 19 points to lead the Crimson Tide to a 72-61 win over Missouri.

This was a tight back-and-forth battle for most of the game, which featured both teams struggling offensively.

Alabama got it going midway through the second half though thanks to back-to-back three-pointers from Miller and Noah Gurley. Charles Bediako made a layup to cap an 8-0 run for a 52-42 edge with 8:40 left.

A pivotal sequence occurred before the under-four timeout that kept Missouri from creeping closer.

A D’Moi Hodge three-pointer with 4:45 left cut the Missouri lead to 57-51, but Clowney made a layup in response. A Kobe Brown two-pointer slashed the lead down to six again, but Clowney responded once more with a three.

Alabama never had to sweat from there en route to a championship game appearance.

Bediako scored 10 points for the Crimson Tide. Jahvon Quinerly had just one point on 0-of-9 shooting but dished seven assists.

Hodge led the Tigers with 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting. DeAndre Gholston added 17 points.

Poor shooting (33.8 percent) and rebounding (44-28 differential in Alabama’s favor) ultimately failed the Tigers despite them committing 12 fewer turnovers (17-5) than the Crimson Tide.


Texas A&M 87, Vanderbilt 75

Texas A&M shot 69 percent in the first half en route to a 49-25 halftime lead and a comfortable 87-75 win against Vanderbilt to advance to the SEC tournament final for the first time since 2016.

Aggies guard Wade Taylor IV’s 25 points led all scorers. Tyrece Radford added 16 points for an Aggies team that hit 59.6 percent of its field goals and went 10-of-19 from three-point range.

Four Vanderbilt players scored 15 or more points, led by Tyrin Lawrence with 18.

Vanderbilt’s offense struggled mightily in the first half thanks to 12 turnovers. The Aggies took full advantage and dished 16 assists before intermission. They also shot 7-of-12 from three-point range.

The second half was a far better story, as Vanderbilt’s offense came to life thanks to Wright, who scored 15 points after halftime. However, the Aggies maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half en route to the wire-to-wire win.

The Aggies now look for their second-ever SEC tournament title after defeating Kentucky seven years ago.

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