SEC Network Televises More Than 60 Hours of Champ Week Programming Surrounding SEC Basketball Tournaments

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SEC Network Televises More Than 60 Hours of Champ Week Programming Surrounding SEC Basketball Tournaments

After more than 370 regular season games in the men’s and women’s basketball schedule, SEC Network sends off the 2019-20 regular season with first round, second round and quarterfinal Southeastern Conference Tournament games airing on the network, accompanied with a live SEC Now desk on-site throughout each tournament. In addition, Marty & McGee will make its SEC Tournament debut in the Music City, joined by three days of The Paul Finebaum Show in Nashville.

Expansive SEC Tournament action on SEC Network
The first, second and quarterfinal rounds of the SEC Women’s Tournament will be televised on SEC Network. Analyst Tamika Catchings and play-by-play Eric Frede will team up to call the first round and afternoon games in the second round and quarterfinals; Carolyn Peck and Courtney Lyle will call evening games during the week, as well as the semifinals and championship game on ESPNU and ESPN2, respectively. Former Tennessee star Andraya Carter will serve as the sideline reporter for all 13 games of the women’s tournament.

The first and second rounds of the SEC Men’s Tournament, as well as the evening quarterfinals, will be televised on SEC Network. Karl Ravech and Mike Morgan will rotate afternoon duties through the quarterfinals, and Tom Hart will call the evening matchups. Analysts for the week are Jimmy Dykes, Andy Kennedy and Jon Sundvold.

Ravech will take on play-by-play duties for the semifinals and championship game, all on ESPN, joined by Dykes for the first semifinal and Dick Vitale on the call for the second semifinal and Sunday’s championship game. Alyssa Lang and Marty Smith will share sideline duties throughout the week on SEC Network and ESPN.

SEC Now cozies up courtside in Greenville and Nashville
SEC Now gets things started for SEC Network’s Champ Week coverage, as the set will be courtside at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C. Analysts Andy Landers and Steffi Sorensen, as well as Bracketology expert Charlie Creme, will join host Alyssa Lang to provide pre-game, halftime and post-game insights throughout the week.

SEC Now will be courtside from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. for the SEC Men’s Tournament the following week. Host Dari Nowkhah and analysts Pat Bradley, Daymeon Fishback, Kennedy and Sundvold will provide pre- and post-game coverage on SEC Network throughout the tournament.

A two-hour SEC Now: Selection Special Presented by Principal is slated for Sunday, March 15 at 9 p.m. ET from SEC Network’s Charlotte studios. Peter Burns and Lang will be joined by analysts Bradley and Fishback to react to team watch parties and interviews from the SEC squads selected for postseason play. On the women’s side, SEC Now: Women’s Basketball Selection Special will be live at 9 p.m. on Monday, March 16 following the reveal of the bracket for the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship. Joining host Lang in studio to break down the women’s bracket will be Landers and Sorensen.

Marty & McGee mosey over to Music City for special studio shows
Marty Smith and Ryan McGee will have a special on-site edition of Marty & McGee at noon on Friday, March 13, leading into quarterfinal action from Nashville. In addition, the duo will still highlight the week that was on their weekly Saturday morning timeslot at 7 a.m. on SEC Network and ESPN Radio.

Call Paul goes country as Finebaum is live from Country Music Capital
The Paul Finebaum Show will be live courtside in Nashville, airing Wednesday-Friday from Bridgestone Arena on a combination of SEC Network, SEC Network Alternate and ESPN Radio.

  • Wednesday, March 11
    • 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – SEC Network and ESPN Radio
  • Thursday, March 12
    • 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. – SEC Network Alternate and ESPN Radio
    • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – SEC Network and ESPN Radio
  • Friday, March 13
    • 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – SEC Network and ESPN Radio

SEC Network goes behind the scenes with SEC Inside
SEC Network will air two special SEC Tournament recaps to wrap up the action from the semifinals and finals in Greenville and Nashville. SEC Inside: SEC Women’s Tournament airs at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10 and SEC Inside: SEC Men’s Tournament follows the next week at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17.

Champ Week Presented by Principal – SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament

Date Time (ET) Event/Commentators Network
Wed, Mar 4 11 a.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament First Round
Eric Frede, Tamika Catchings, Andraya Carter
SEC Network
1 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament First Round
Eric Frede, Tamika Catchings, Andraya Carter
SEC Network
Thu, Mar 5 Noon SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Second Round
Eric Frede, Tamika Catchings, Andraya Carter
SEC Network
2 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Second Round
Eric Frede, Tamika Catchings, Andraya Carter
SEC Network
6 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Second Round
Courtney Lyle, Carolyn Peck, Andraya Carter
SEC Network
8 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Second Round
Courtney Lyle, Carolyn Peck, Andraya Carter
SEC Network
Fri, Mar 6 Noon SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal #1
Eric Frede, Tamika Catchings, Andraya Carter
SEC Network
2 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal #2
Eric Frede, Tamika Catchings, Andraya Carter
SEC Network
6 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal #3
Courtney Lyle, Carolyn Peck, Andraya Carter
SEC Network
8 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal #4
Courtney Lyle, Carolyn Peck, Andraya Carter
SEC Network
Sat, Mar 7 5 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal #1
Courtney Lyle, Carolyn Peck, Andraya Carter
ESPNU
7 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal #2
Courtney Lyle, Carolyn Peck, Andraya Carter
ESPNU
Sun, Mar 8 2 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship
Courtney Lyle, Carolyn Peck, Andraya Carter
ESPN2

Champ Week Presented by Principal – SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament

Date Time (ET) Event/Commentators Network
Wed, Mar 11 7 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament First Round
Tom Hart, Andy Kennedy, Jon Sundvold, Alyssa Lang
SEC Network
9 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament First Round
Tom Hart, Andy Kennedy, Jon Sundvold, Alyssa Lang
SEC Network
Thu, Mar 12 1 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament Second Round
Mike Morgan, Jimmy Dykes, Marty Smith
SEC Network
3 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament Second Round
Mike Morgan, Jimmy Dykes, Marty Smith
SEC Network
7 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament Second Round
Tom Hart, Andy Kennedy, Alyssa Lang
SEC Network
9 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament Second Round
Tom Hart, Andy Kennedy, Alyssa Lang
SEC Network
Fri, Mar 13 1 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal #1
Karl Ravech, Jimmy Dykes, Marty Smith
ESPN
3 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal #2
Karl Ravech, Jimmy Dykes, Marty Smith
ESPN
7 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal #3
Tom Hart, Andy Kennedy, Alyssa Lang
SEC Network
9 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal #4
Tom Hart, Andy Kennedy, Alyssa Lang
SEC Network
Sat, Mar 14 1 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal #1
Karl Ravech, Jimmy Dykes, Marty Smith
ESPN
3 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal #2
Karl Ravech, Dick Vitale, Marty Smith
ESPN
Sun, Mar 15 1 p.m. SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship
Karl Ravech, Dick Vitale, Marty Smith
ESPN

 

Amanda Brooks

Amanda is the Communications Manager for ESPN’s College Networks and espnW, and oversees publicity for college baseball, gymnastics and track & field across all ESPN networks. Amanda is a proud alum of Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., and earned her master's in ethics from Vanderbilt University. A native of Kent, Ohio, she is a die-hard Cleveland Indians fan.
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