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SEC Tournament bracket: Full TV schedule, scores, results for 2021 basketball tournament

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SEC Tournament bracket: Full TV schedule, scores, results for 2021 basketball tournament

The 2021 SEC Tournament will be without two of its recent blue bloods.

Auburn, which has self-imposed a postseason ban related to bribery charges brought against former assistant Chuck Person, will not participate in this year’s tournament. Then there’s Kentucky, which certainly has not played like a powerhouse program in 2020-21. The Wildcats enter with the No. 8 overall seed, their worst since 2009 (when the conference still featured divisions).

In the Wildcats’ place this season is Alabama, which enjoyed a remarkable turnaround under second-year coach Nate Oats to go 21-6 and 16-2 in SEC play. The team is led by such players as Herb Jones, John Petty, Jaden Shackelford and Jahvon Quinerly. Their 16-2 mark in SEC play ties a school record and helped the team to its first regular-season SEC title since 2001-02.

MORE: Watch SEC Tournament games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

Will the Crimson Tide earn their first SEC Tournament title since 1991? Or will teams such as Arkansas, LSU, Florida or Tennessee claim victory? We can’t wait to find out.

Here is the complete breakdown of the 2021 SEC Tournament, from brackets, TV information and schedules:

SEC Tournament bracket 2021

*Auburn, which has a self-imposed postseason ban, will not participate in the 2021 SEC Tournament

Seed Team Record (SEC)
No. 1 Alabama 21-6 (16-2)
No. 2 Arkansas 21-5 (13-4)
No. 3 LSU 16-8 (11-6)
No. 4 Tennessee 17-7 (10-7)
No. 5 Florida 13-8 (9-7)
No. 6 Ole Miss 15-10 (10-8)
No. 7 Missouri 15-8 (8-8)
No. 8 Kentucky 9-15 (8-9)
No. 9 Mississippi State 14-13 (8-10)
No. 10 Georgia 14-11 (7-11)
No. 11 South Carolina 6-14 (4-12)
No. 12 Texas A&M 8-9 (2-8)
No. 13 Vanderbilt 8-15 (3-13)

Odds to win SEC Tournament

Team Odds
Alabama +225
Arkansas +300
Tennessee +350
Florida +500
Missouri +600
LSU +1000
Kentucky +1600
Ole Miss +3500
Mississippi State +5000
South Carolina +15000
Georgia +20000
Texas A&M +30000
Vanderbilt +50000

How to watch the SEC Tournament live

The 2021 SEC Tournament will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks. The SEC Network will air Rounds 1 and 2 before splitting two of the four quarterfinal games with ESPN. The remainder of the tournament — two semifinal games and the SEC championship — will air on ESPN. Streaming options include ESPN.com and fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.

Rounds 1, 2
SEC Network
Quarterfinals
SEC Network, ESPN
Semifinals
ESPN
SEC championship game
ESPN

MORE: Download a printable NCAA Tournament bracket here

​2021 SEC Tournament schedule

The 2021 SEC Tournament will begin Wednesday, March 10 and run through Selection Sunday on March 14. Because Auburn will not participate in the tournament, the top 11 seeds have a bye, making the 12- and 13-seeds the only teams to play in the tournament’s opening round. The winner of that game will face the 5-seed in Round 2 the following day.

Below is the full schedule for the tournament:

​Round 1: Wednesday, March 10

Game 1: No. 13 Vanderbilt 79, No. 12 Texas A&M 68

Round 2: Thursday, March 11

  Time (ET) TV (national)
Game 2: No. 8 Kentucky vs. No. 9 Mississippi State Noon SECN, fuboTV
Game 3: No. 5 Florida vs. No. 13 Vanderbilt 2 p.m. SECN, fuboTV
Game 4: No. 7 Missouri vs. No. 10 Georgia 7 p.m. SECN, fuboTV
Game 5: No. 6 Ole Miss vs. No. 11 South Carolina 9 p.m. SECN, fuboTV

Quarterfinals: Friday, March 12

  Time (ET) TV (national)
Game 6: No. 1 Alabama vs. Game 2 winner Noon ESPN, fuboTV
Game 7: No. 4 Tennessee vs. Game 3 winner 2 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV
Game 8: No. 2 Arkansas vs. Game 4 winner 7 p.m. SECN, fuboTV
Game 9: No. 3 LSU vs. Game 5 winner 9 p.m. SECN, fuboTV

Semifinals: Saturday, March 13

  Time (ET) TV (national)
Game 11: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner 1 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV
Game 12: Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner 3 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV

SEC championship game: Sunday, March 14

  Time (ET) TV (national)
Game 13: Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner 1 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV

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Jaguars’ Travis Etienne to work out at receiver in rookie minicamp

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The Urban Meyer experiment continues to produce interesting results in Jacksonville.

The first-year Jaguars coach told reporters on Saturday that Travis Etienne — the second running back taken off the board and No. 25 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft — will take all of his rookie minicamp reps as a receiver.

From NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport:

MORE: 2021 NFL Draft grades, from best (Dolphins) to worst (Raiders)

That’s certainly one way to work your rookie into the offense.

While it’s not unheard of for players to change positions once they reach the NFL, it does seem a little strange that it would happen with Etienne, considering his track record of success as a running back. To be fair, he consistently demonstrated excellent pass-catching ability while at Clemson, totaling 102 receptions for 1,155 yards (11.3 yards per catch) and eight receiving touchdowns.

Moreover, Etienne was among college football’s best pass-catching running backs for the 2020 season, per Pro Football Focus. He caught 48 passes for 588 yards — both single-season highs — and two touchdowns. That might work to his favor with the Jaguars, as former Clemson star and No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence will still be his quarterback in Jacksonville.

That said, Etienne’s pass-catching ability makes him a dual threat as a running back; it doesn’t guarantee a successful transition to a full-time wide receiver. It’s unclear whether Meyer considered changing Etienne’s position (5-10, 215 pounds) when he drafted him, but that could have been the case considering James Robinson (1,070 yards, seven touchdowns in 2020) was so effective as an undrafted rookie.

One thing you can say about the move: It’s making people talk. Add Tim Tebow and Meyer’s coaching decisions to the mix, and the Jaguars are one of the most interesting teams of the 2021 NFL offseason.

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NBA playoff scenarios 2021: Updated playoff picture, seeds ahead of play-in tournament, first round

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NBA playoff scenarios 2021: Updated playoff picture, seeds ahead of play-in tournament, first round

What do we know about the NBA playoff seedings with just two days remaining in the 2020-21 regular season? Well, not much.

After Friday night’s slate of games, only the 76ers, Celtics and Spurs know exactly where they stand. Philadelphia has clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, while Boston (No. 7 in the East) and San Antonio (No. 10 in the West) have locked in their spots for the play-in tournaments.

NBA STANDINGS: Seeding scenarios, breakdown for playoff spots

With teams still jockeying for position, here is a breakdown of the clinching scenarios for Saturday’s games along with the possible seedings in each conference.

NBA playoff scenarios 2021

Eastern Conference

1. 76ers
2. Nets or Bucks
3. Nets or Bucks
4. Hawks, Heat or Knicks
5. Hawks, Heat or Knicks
6. Hawks, Heat or Knicks
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7. Celtics
8. Hornets, Pacers or Wizards
9. Hornets, Pacers or Wizards
10. Hornets, Pacers or Wizards

  • The Hawks clinch the Southeast Division title with a loss by the Heat.

Western Conference

1. Jazz or Suns
2. Jazz or Suns
3. Nuggets or Clippers
4. Nuggets or Clippers
5. Mavericks or Trail Blazers
6. Mavericks, Trail Blazers or Lakers
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7. Trail Blazers or Lakers
8. Warriors or Grizzlies
9. Warriors or Grizzlies
10. Spurs

  • The Trail Blazers clinch a playoff spot with a loss by the Lakers.
  • The Jazz clinch the best record in the West with a loss by the Suns.

NBA standings 2021: Eastern Conference

Seed Team Record Games back
1. 76ers* 48-23
2. Nets* 46-24 1.5
3. Bucks* 45-25 2.5
4. Hawks* 40-31 8
5. Heat* 39-31 8.5
6. Knicks* 39-31 8.5
7. Celtics** 35-35 12.5
8. Hornets** 33-37 14.5
9. Pacers** 33-37 14.5
10. Wizards** 33-38 15
Bulls 30-40 17.5
Raptors 27-44 21
Cavaliers 22-49 26
Magic 21-50 27
Pistons 20-51 28

*clinched playoff berth
**clinched play-in berth
Eliminated from playoff contention: Bulls, Cavaliers, Magic, Pistons, Raptors

NBA standings 2021: Western Conference

Seed Team Record Games back
1. Jazz* 51-20
2. Suns* 49-21 1.5
3. Nuggets* 47-24 4
4. Clippers* 47-24 4
5. Mavericks* 42-29 9
6. Trail Blazers 41-30 10
7. Lakers 40-30 10.5
8. Warriors** 38-33 13
9. Grizzlies** 38-33 13
10. Spurs** 33-37 17.5
Pelicans 31-40 20
Kings 31-40 20
Timberwolves 22-48 28.5
Thunder 21-50 30
Rockets 17-54 34

*clinched playoff berth
**clinched play-in berth

Eliminated from playoff contention: Kings, Pelicans, Rockets, Thunder, Timberwolves

NBA playoff bracket 2021

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Preakness live race updates, results, highlights from 2021 Triple Crown race

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Preakness live race updates, results, highlights from 2021 Triple Crown race

Two weeks after the Kentucky Derby, the second leg of the Triple Crown Race is here.

The 2021 Preakness Stakes has even more intrigue this year because of the controversy surrounding Medina Spirit, winner of the Derby. A test result from after the race found the horse to have 21 picograms of betamethasone, 11 more than the legal race limit. Trainer Bob Baffert insists that the positive test wasn’t a result of drugging, calling Churchill Downs’ decision to invalidate the horse’s win — pending a second positive test — “an injustice.”

Adding to the controversy: Mandaloun, the runner-up from the Derby, will be retroactively deemed the winner at Churchill Downs should a second test confirm the first. But Mandaloun will not run at the Pimlico Race Course. So we could have a scenario in which Medina Spirit wins the race without being in the official running for the Triple Crown.

All the more reason to watch Saturday’s spectacle. Follow along as Sporting News provides live updates during the 2021 Preakness Stakes.

MORE: Payout breakdown for 2021 Preakness Stakes

Preakness Stakes finish order

This section will be updated with final race results.

Post position Horse Win Place Show
1 Medina Spirit      
2 Mandaloun      
3 Hot Rod Charlie      
4 Essential Quality      
5 O Besos      
6 Midnight Bourbon      
7 Keepmeinmind      
8 Helium      
9 Known Agenda      
10 Highly Motivated      

Watch the 2021 Preakness Stakes

This section will be updated.

Preakness Stakes live updates, highlights, results

All times Eastern

2:49 p.m.: For those curious to see how Medina Spirit will perform in today’s race:

2:23 p.m.: And winner of Race No. 7 at the Preakness: Mischief Afoot.

2:16 p.m.:Your winner for the 2021 Gallorette Stakes: Mean Mary!

2021 Preakness Stakes post time

Coverage of the 2021 Preakness Stakes will begin at 2 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network. NBC will take over coverage at 5 p.m. ahead of the race’s scheduled post time of 6:50 p.m. ET.

You can also stream the Stakes live with fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.

Preakness Stakes post positions

Below is the full list of starting spots, as well as each horse’s morning line odds of winning the Preakness Stakes.

Post position Horse Odds
1 Ram 30/1
2 Keepmeinmind 15/1
3 Medina Spirit 9/5
4 Crowded Trade 10/1
5 Midnight Bourbon 5/1
6 Rombauer 12/1
7 France Go De Ina 20/1
8 Unbridled Honor 15/1
9 Risk Taking 15/1
10 Concert Tour 5/2

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