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The Southeastern Conference is at a loss for NCAA men's basketball tournament participants again, and some of the league's coaches are at a loss for words.

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee's basketball Volunteers boarded the bus to Atlanta for the Southeastern Conference tournament Wednesday afternoon riding a four-game win streak that includes the last three wins by a combined 93 points.

Since the Southeastern Conference reinstated its men's basketball tournament in 1979 following a 26-year hiatus, no venue has housed the event more than the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

ESPN announced Wednesday that Brent Musberger and Jesse Palmer will be the lead football commentating team on SEC Network broadcasts.

Times Free Press columnist Mark Wiedmer started going to the SEC tournament in 1979. In all he's watched and covered 33 of those tournaments, and here are some of his best from the event:

Florida made Southeastern Conference basketball history last Saturday by completing the first 18-0 season in league play.

Mark Fox's first Nevada team won 25 games and upset Texas in the opening round of the 2005 NCAA basketball tournament.

KNOXVILLE — Some of the SEC's better teams have gone to Auburn and avoided falling into the Tigers' trap this season.

The Georgia Lady Bulldogs are seeded ninth at this week's Southeastern Conference tournament in the Atlanta suburb of Duluth.

The Tennessee Volunteers should be able to ensure an NCAA basketball tournament invitation by winning tonight at Auburn and again Saturday against visiting Missouri.

Fifteen feet.

Conference basketball tournaments often give coaches the opportunity to preach about clean slates and forgetting about the past.

Kentucky began this college basketball season ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press poll.

The Southeastern Conference began this week with half of its men's basketball teams owning 7-7 league records.

The Southeastern Conference does not have a deep pool of NCAA tournament candidates in men's basketball, but it does have the team at the top.

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