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SEC's 8 is enough to get NCAA bid

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Tennessee is the fourth basketball program Coach Rick Barnes has taken to the NCAA Tournament with the Vols as a No. 3 seed in the South Regional.

CONFERENCE CALL

The SEC ranks second among conferences with two or more NCAA Tournament bids:

ACC — 9

SEC — 8

Big 12 — 7

Big East — 6

Big Ten — 4

Pac-12 — 3

American Athletic Conference — 3

Atlantic 10 — 3

Mountain West — 2

SEC IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT

Seeds and first-round matchups for the SEC’s record eight teams in the NCAA Tournament:

No. 3 Tennessee (25-8) vs No. 13 Wright State (25-9)

No. 4 Auburn (25-7) vs No. 13 College of Charleston (26-7)

No. 5 Kentucky (24-10) vs No. 12 Davidson (21-11)

No. 6 Florida (20-12) vs winner of No. 11 St. Bonaventure (25-7) and UCLA (21-11)

No. 7 Arkansas (23-11) vs No. 10 Butler (20-13)

No. 7 Texas A&M vs No. 10 Providence (21-13)

No. 8 Missouri (2012) vs No. 9 Florida State (20-11

No. 9 Alabama (19-15) vs No. 8 Virginia Tech (21-11)

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