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NCAA Bracket Update, FSU Vs. Notre Dame: ACC Crowds Big East Out Of Sweet Sixteen

The 2011 NCAA Tournament's Sweet Sixteen round will feature three ACC teams -- Duke, North Carolina, and Florida State -- after No. 10 FSU pounded No. 2 Notre Dame 71-57 Sunday night in San Antonio's Southwest region. FSU also ensured the ACC would send more teams to the round than any other conference by limiting the Big East to two.

Here's a complete, updated 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket.

This is the first Sweet Sixteen for Florida State since 1993, back in Charlie Ward's day. Most impressive thing about their win over the Irish? They did it with a still-gimpy Chris Singleton.

FSU will get CAA upset machine VCU, which took down Purdue after rocking Georgetown and beating USC. Can the Noles avoid completely embarrassing themselves against the athletic, fearless Rams on Friday? It'll be an interesting matchup, as Florida State is known for playing physical defense and VCU looks like a tough team to contain.

For more on this game, FSU fans should visit Tomahawk Nation, and Notre Dame fans should head to Rakes Of Mallow and SB Nation IndianaVisit SB Nation's NCAA Basketball hub for more March Madness coverage.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.