The Southeastern Conference begins the countdown to the start of the college basketball season Tuesday and Wednesday with men’s and women’s coaches and players from all 14 schools taking part in SEC Tipoff ’15 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The two-day SEC basketball media days event was moved from Birmingham, Alabama, this year in part because of the proximity to SEC Network studios in Charlotte.
First up Tuesday are the women, which will include LSU coach Nikki Caldwell, forward Sheila Boykin and guard Raigyne Moncrief.
While there will be no live television coverage Tuesday, portions of the women’s media day will be shown on the SEC Network’s daily “SEC Now” show from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Wednesday, LSU men’s coach Johnny Jones and forwards Jordan Mickey and Jarell Martin will be in the spotlight along with coaches and players from the other 13 schools.
ESPNU will televise a one-hour media day special from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday featuring interviews with men’s coaches and players, while “SEC Now” will have selected clips from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Preseason All-SEC teams and the predicted order of finish for the women will be announced during lunch Tuesday, with the men following Wednesday.