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Two SEC teams in action Sunday in NCAA Tournament

Arkansas and Florida will both look to punch their tickets to the Sweet Sixteen

NCAA Basketball: Vanderbilt at Louisiana State Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

As the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament gets underway, two SEC teams will have a chance to punch their ticket to make their way to the Sweet Sixteen.

Let’s take a closer look at who each of the SEC squads will be up against, and how you can see the games.

#3 Arkansas vs. #6 Texas Tech

Time: 6:10 p.m. ET


Streaming: March Madness Live

Both of these teams survived a bit of a scare in the first round to get here, as Arkansas trailed Colgate by 14 in the first half and were down by a point with as little as ten minutes left in the game before righting the ship and coming away with the 85-68 victory. Justin Smith had a career-high 29 points and 13 rebounds in the victory, and Smith will look to continue his strong play against Texas Tech.

Texas Tech also trailed at the half in their win over Utah State, and looked shaky until going on a late run to put the game away and pull out the 65-53 victory. The interesting thing about Sunday’s second round matchup will be seeing which team can get off to a better start, and if that team can sustain that momentum throughout the game.

#7 Florida vs. #15 Oral Roberts

Time: 7:45 p.m. ET


Streaming: March Madness Live

Mike White and the Gators benefit from perhaps the biggest upset of the first round, facing Oral Roberts instead of #2 Ohio State. Florida should be able to avoid the upset against the Eagles, so long as they are able to avoid letting Oral Roberts get hot from three, something Ohio State struggled with. The Gators allowed just seven threes against Virginia Tech on Friday, and all seven came from either Nahi3m Allyne or Hunter Cattoor. If Colin Castleton and Tre Mann can play at the level they’re capable of, Florida should be onto next weekend.

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