GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – It's hard to mock Southeastern Conference basketball right now.
Panned for early season losses and relatively weak non-conference schedules, the league has three teams still playing in the NCAA tournament.
Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee – the only SEC squads to make the 68-team field – all advanced to the Sweet 16 over the weekend, giving the SEC a perfect 7-0 mark in college basketball's premier event.
The Gators, the tournament's overall top seed, will play fourth-seeded UCLA in the South Region on Thursday in Memphis, Tenn. No. 8 seed Kentucky, which handed Wichita State its only loss Sunday, advanced to face fourth-seeded Louisville on Friday in the Midwest Region. No. 11 Tennessee will join the Wildcats in Indianapolis and play Michigan.
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