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THE SEC

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Throughout the history of men's college basketball, the Southeastern Conference has captured 11 NCAA Championships and four NIT titles, making the SEC one of the nation's top basketball conferences. Since the 2007-2008 Season, the SEC has won over 70% of its nonconference games.

Expansion: The Strong Grow Stronger

The SEC made headlines in 2012 by accepting Missouri and Texas A&M into the conference as new members. Both schools have rich traditions that will enhance the conference's national image as well as its geographic footprint. In men's basketball, both schools have achieved Top 10 National Rankings and Sweet 16 appearances within the past five seasons. Additionally, both schools boast tremendous facilities and fan support that should make life in the SEC even more exciting than it already is.

NCAA Tournament Success

Over the past 10 years, every SEC school has been to at least 1 NCAA Tournament.

The SEC is one of just two conferences in the nation to have all of its teams ranked at least one week in the Associated Press top 25 (excluding preseason polls) since 1999-00. Simply stated, every SEC team has been a top-25 team nationally at one point in the last 12 seasons. The ACC is the only other conference that can make this claim.

13 of the SEC's 14 members have advanced to the Sweet 16 since 1996. The SEC record for most teams advancing to the Sweet 16 is four which was accomplished in 1986 (Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky, LSU) and in 1996 (Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi State).

In 2014, the SEC had three teams make it to the Sweet 16 and two teams reach the Final Four.

The SEC has received over 220 all-time bids to the NCAA Tournament. Alabama, LSU, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee have all been to at least 20 NCAA Tournaments.

Six different SEC schools have played in the Final 4. The SEC has won more NCAA Championships than The Big 12, The Big East, and The Big 10.

SEC in the NBA Draft

39 SEC players have been selected in the last 5 NBA drafts, including 12 in 2012. 8 of these 12 were first round picks.

There are more than 60 SEC players currently on NBA rosters. In total, the SEC has produced over 350 NBA players.

Record Attendance

In recent years, the SEC has broken its own records for overall attendance. Since 2006, each basketball season has seen at least 2.4 million fans attend SEC games. With the addition of Texas A&M and Missouri to the conference, the number will climb significantly in 2012-13.

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