Ah,. Most everyday fans and office funnels are familiar with what the 68 team, who is completely free for all the major NCAA tournaments, will announce on March 19. But less madness starts earlier in March with six conference championships.
One of the largest, the southeastern conference, is home to constant NCAA contenders like Kentucky, Louisiana State, Auburn, Tennessee and South Carolina. LSU followed the conference championship and tournament number one seed by handling Vanderbilt last Saturday. Meanwhile, Kentucky, probably the largest men's college campaign, ever sits at number two.
The four best sowed teams will play in the quarter finals on Friday 15 March. Before that happens, the lower ranked teams – seeds 5-14 – are starting to play on Wednesday 13 March. The SEC tournament winds up on Sunday, March 17, leading up to the marshal election.
So how can you look at all SEC actions this year? It's all on the SEC Network (natural) and ESPN, and thanks toyou can watch even if there is no cable subscription. Like this.
When is the SEC tournament play?
With 14 teams invited to fight it out in the SEC, the NCAA has four rounds leading up to the championship.
March 13: First Round
Games 1: No 12 Missouri vs No. 13 Georgia at 19.00 on SEC Network
Game 2: No. 11 Texas A & M vs. No. 14 Vanderbilt at 9:30 pm on SEC Network
March 19: Second Round
Games 3: No. 8 Florida vs. No. 9 Arkansas at 1 p.m. on the SEC Network
Game 4: No. 5 Auburn vs Game 1 winner at 3:30 pm on the SEC Network
Games 5: No 7 Ole Miss Against No 10 Alabama at 7:00 am on the SEC Network
Games 6: No 6 Mississippi State vs Game 2 Winner at 9:30 pm on the SEC network
March 15: quarter finals
Games 7: No 1 LSU vs. Game 3 winners at 1 p.m. on ESPN
Games 8: No 4 South Carolina vs Game 4 Winners at 3:30 pm at ESPN
Games 9: No 2 Kentucky vs Game 5 winners at 7 pm on SEC Network
Games 10: No 3 Tennessee vs. Game 6 Winners at 9:30 pm on the SEC network
March 16: Semifinals
Games 11: Games 7 winners against Game 8 winners at 1 p.m. on ESPN
Games 12: Games 9 winners vs. Game 10 winners at 3:30 pm on ESPN
March 17: Championship  Games 13 at 1 p.m. on ESPN
How can I watch the games live?
Many cable and satellite services have the SEC network and ESPN, but if you don't have a cable, you can use a TV streaming service to watch live.  First, some notes on live TV streaming services:
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Sling TV Orange ($ 30)
Sling TV costs $ 25 per month and includes ESPN. It runs a special right now that gives you the first three months for $ 15 each. To get the SEC network, you need the Sports Extra package, which adds another $ 5 per month.
YouTube TV ($ 40)
YouTube TV costs $ 40 per month and includes SEC networks and ESPN.
DirectTV now ($ 55)
DirecTV Now Just Right package is $ 55 a month and includes SEC Network and ESPN.