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Postseason perfection: Oft-criticized SEC has 3 teams still playing in NCAA tournament

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.