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ACC is looking awfully sweet after NCAA opening weekend

ACC is looking awfully sweet after NCAA opening weekend

Tilt an ear toward the East, and you can almost hear the chant emanating from the opposite seaboard: "A-C-C, A-C-C!"

The NCAA tournament's Sweet 16 is saturated with Atlantic Coast Conference members, seven of whom avoided getting scratched off brackets.

Wait, what? Maryland, perpetually linked to the ACC, moved to the Big Ten? Then make it six.

Still, the representation doubles that of the Big 12 and Big Ten. And it eclipses the record of five set a year ago by the ACC.

An outbreak of upsets in the opening round spilled over to the weekend.

Though all No. 1 seeds remain standing, Wisconsin's contested buzzer-beating...

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