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Sweet Revenge

For the sixth time in seven years, three teams seeded 10th or lower have reached the Sweet 16. How far can they go? Will 11th-seeded Dayton take down fellow long shot Stanford, a No. 10 seed, for a possible chance at No. 1 Florida? Can No. 11 Tennessee, which started its tournament run with a 78--65 play-in-game victory over Iowa, continue to roll against No. 2 Michigan? Even 2012 champs Kentucky, a No. 8 seed, is an underdog against intrastate rival Louisville (a No. 4 that maybe merited a No. 3 or No. 2 seed). For complete Sweet 16 coverage, go to SI.com/cbb

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Join host Maggie Gray on SI.com's Tournament Tip-Off Live, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. EDT, as she sits down with college hoops experts to analyze the Sweet 16 and predict which teams will make it into the Final Four.

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By Tom Verducci

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