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Nashville, Atlanta, & New Orleans awarded SEC Basketball Tournaments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Southeastern Conference has tapped

Nashville to host eight postseason men's and women's basketball

tournaments through 2019.

The city will host a trio of SEC men's tournaments in 2015, 2016

and 2019. The Tennessean reports that Atlanta gets the 2011 and

2014 SEC men's tournaments. New Orleans will host the conference's

2012 men's event. The SEC had previously named Nashville as host of

its 2013 men's tournament.

Along with the men's tournaments, the SEC Women's Basketball

Tournament will be held in Nashville in 2011 and 2012.

The NCAA men's second- and third-round games during the NCAA

tournament will be in Nashville in 2012, and the NCAA Women's Final

Four will is set for Nashville in 2014.

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