2018 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament

Nashville and Bridgestone Arena will host the 2018 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament from February 28-March 4. The winner of the 11-game tournament will receive the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The tournament seeds and conference championship will be determined by the 14-game regular-season schedule. The top four seeds earn a first-round bye. 

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, February 28th:

9:45-11 am: School Days kids arrival
11 am: Game 1: Seed #12 vs. Seed #13
           Game 2: Seed #11 vs. Seed #14
6:30-8:00 pm: SEC Legends Reception 

Thursday, March 1st:

12 pm: Game 3: Seed #8 vs. Seed #9
           Game 4: Seed #5 vs. Game 1 Winner
6 pm:  Game 5: Seed #10 vs. Seed #7
           Game 6: Seed #6 vs. Game 2 Winner

Friday, March 2nd

12 pm: Game 7: Seed #1 vs. Game 3 Winner
           Game 8: Seed #4 vs. Game 4 Winner
6 pm:   Game 9: Seed #2 vs. Game 5 Winner
           Game 10: Seed #3 vs. Game 6 Winner

Saturday, March 3rd

12-2:00 pm: Downtown Dribble Registration 
2:00-3:15 pm: Downtown Dribble at 5th and Broadway
4 pm: Semifinal Game(11): Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner
          Game 11 Halftime show: Lakeside Elite Jump Rope Team
          Semifinal Game(12): Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner

Sunday, March 4th

3:30 pm: Championship Game: Game 11 Winner vs. Game 12 Winner

Downtown Dribble

The Nashville Sports Council Downtown Dribble is a FREE event for children ages 5-14 years old on March 3rd prior to the games. Kids and family will have the opportunity to dribble a basketball on a pre-determined route around Bridgestone Arena. 

Participants will receive a FREE basketball and a FREE event t-shirt at registration, then will dribble a short route around Bridgestone Arena.

Check-in and t-shirt/basketball pick up begins at 12:00 pm CST outside of Bridgestone Arena, on the plaza. The Downtown Dribble will start at 2:00 pm. 

To register for this free event, follow click here

School Days

The Southeastern Conference has been kind enough to donate 2,800 tickets to elementary and middle school students representing Metro Nashville Public Schools. Students from designated schools will attend the first game of the tournament on Wednesday, February 28th. The Nashville Sports Council (tournament host) and it’s local Women in Sports Committee has been working with Metro Nashville Public Schools to secure transportation, parking and lunches for all the kids involved.

Legends Reception

This year, the SEC Women's Basketball Tournament Legends Reception will be honoring an outstanding female athlete, coach or administrator and their accomplishments from each SEC school.


Alabama: Beth Mallory Lesch, Track & Field (2002-2006)
Arkansas: Jessica Field Phelan, Volleyball (1995-1998)
Auburn: Maggie Bowen, Swimming (1999-2003)
Florida: Jennifer George, Basketball (2009-2013)
Georgia: Wanda Holloway-Johnson, Basketball (1997-2001)
Kentucky: Passion Richardson, Track & Field (1994-1997)
LSU: Joyce Walker, Basketball (1980-1984) 
Ole Miss: Eugenia ConnerBasketball (1982-1985)
Mississippi State: Courtney BuresSoftball (2005-2008)
Missouri: Amanda LassiterBasketball (1998-2001)
South Carolina: Miki BarberTrack & Field (1999-2003)
Tennessee: Cindy BrogdonBasketball (1977-1979)
Texas A&M: Morenike AtunraseBasketball (2004-2008)
Vanderbilt: Caroline William HippsBasketball (2003-2007)


Slam Dunk Partners:

  • Margaret Behm - Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, P.C.
  • Lynn Johnson
  • Randy Hagler
  • Scott Brown
  • John Fussell

Jump Shot Partners:

  • Jeff and Mary Jane Henry
  • Todd Vessel
  • Pat Pierce

Corporate Sponsors:

Team Captain Members