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Atlanta, Gwinnett, Nashville land SEC basketball tourneys

Nashville and Atlanta are the big winners as the Southeastern Conference keeps the men's and women's tournaments in these big cities over the next four years.

The Southeastern Conference has awarded sites for the SEC Men's Basketball Tournaments (2013 and 2014) and SEC Women's Basketball Tournaments (2010-2014), Commissioner Mike Slive announced today.

The Sommet Center in Nashville, Tenn. will host the 2011 and 2012 women's tournament and the 2013 men's tournament. The 2010, 2013 and 2014 women's tournament will be held at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. while the Georgia Dome in Atlanta will host the 2014 men's tournament.

"The Southeastern Conference and its member institutions are excited to return to cities that have shown tremendous support of the SEC," Slive said. "Nashville, Atlanta and Duluth all have great facilities and enthusiastic communities that are perfect to showcase our basketball programs. We know that our student-athletes, coaches and fans will greatly enjoy return visits to all three areas.”

The SEC Men's Basketball Tournament was previously announced for Nashville in 2010, Atlanta in 2011 and New Orleans, La. in 2012.

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