SEC continues record-setting NCAA Tournament by tying previous mark for most first-round wins
The SEC’s basketball dominance continued in record-setting fashion in the first round.
After the conference set a new mark with 8 teams in the NCAA Tournament, the SEC doubled down by tying its mark with 6 first-round victories.
Auburn’s nail-biter win against Charleston gave the SEC its sixth win in the first round, which tied the first-round total from 1999. That year, the conference went 6-0.
Arkansas’ loss to Butler was the SEC’s only blemish so far:
- Auburn 62, Charleston 58
- Alabama 86, Virginia Tech 83
- Kentucky 78, Davidson 73
- Florida 77, St. Bonaventure 62
- Texas A&M 73, Providence 69
- Tennessee 73, Wright State 47
- Butler 79, Arkansas 62
Mizzou can break the mark for the SEC with a victory against Florida State on Friday night.