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The Latest: SEC-ACC matchups continue Sunday

By The Associated Press
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The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):

12:01 p.m.

The Atlantic Coast Conference raised some eyebrows during football season by going 10-4 in head-to-head matchups with the Southeastern Conference, which prides itself as the nation's best football conference.

Now the SEC has a chance for payback in the NCAA Tournament.

The SEC already beat the ACC once this weekend, with Florida blasting Virginia on Saturday. Today's action features two more SEC-ACC matchups as South Carolina faces Duke and Arkansas meets North Carolina.

The SEC headed into the NCAA Tournament with an 8-10 record against ACC teams.

The ACC earned nine NCAA Tournament bids to lead all conferences, but it endured a brutal Saturday as Notre Dame, Virginia and Florida State all lost by double-digit margins. The ACC has a chance to redeem itself Sunday as it brings out its heavy hitters with North Carolina, Duke and Louisville all playing. Those three schools have combined to win four of the last eight national championships.

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The Sweet 16 field will be filled out in Sunday's eight NCAA Tournament second-round games.

No. 1 seed Kansas against No. 9 Michigan State features two top freshmen in the Jayhawks' Josh Jackson and the Spartans' Miles Bridges. No. 2 Kentucky against No. 10 Wichita State is a rematch of the 2014 game where the Wildcats ruined the Shockers' 35-0 season.

No. 2 Louisville vs. No. 7 Michigan play for the first time since the 2013 title game won by the Cardinals. No. 11 Southern California, which meets No. 3 Baylor, tries to stay alive after starting in the First Four.

Higher seeds were 6-2 Saturday. No. 8 Wisconsin bounced No. 1 overall seed and defending national champion Villanova, and No. 11 Xavier ousted No. 3 Florida State.

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