SEC Network returns to Nashville, Tenn. this week to televise the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament set to the familiar tune of Music City’s own singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Hunter Hayes. The network’s news and information show, SEC Now, plans to use Hayes’ song “Young Blood,” from his highly anticipated third studio album expected out this summer, throughout its coverage of the first, second and quarterfinal games. The flagship show is providing courtside analysis pre and post-game, as well as special halftime coverage, for the third year.
“Nashville is a unique city interwoven with connections to music and we wanted to bring that vibe to SEC Now’s coverage of the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament,” said ESPN producer Joe Disney. “Music City is the country’s home to rising young stars in the music industry and this week, the young and talented players in the SEC.”
This week’s road show SEC Now is hosted by Dari Nowkhah alongside analysts Tony Delk and Daymeon Fishback. Analyst Pat Bradley will also join the desk for his SEC Tournament coverage debut. The Paul Finebaum Show returns for its second year live from Nashville on Wednesday, March 8, providing additional coverage throughout the tournament from its Charlotte, N.C. studios.
SEC Network carries the first, second and quarterfinal SEC tournament games, while ESPN televises the semifinal and championship games as part of 336 men’s and women’s basketball games the network is producing during Champ Week.
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