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Which conference had the best record of the 2019 NCAA Tournament? Here is the full list

The perfect 2019 NCAA bracket

The News & Observer's Joe Giglio breaks down his picks for the perfect 2019 NCAA bracket. He tells you what he thinks the big upsets will be and whether Duke and North Carolina will make it to Minneapolis for the Final Four.
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The News & Observer's Joe Giglio breaks down his picks for the perfect 2019 NCAA bracket. He tells you what he thinks the big upsets will be and whether Duke and North Carolina will make it to Minneapolis for the Final Four.

The Atlantic Coast Conference excelled in the 2019 NCAA Tournament.

The ACC had the best winning percentage among Power 5 conferences in March Madness.

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The Southeastern Conference and Big Ten, despite losing their final teams in the Final Four, had the next best winning percentages among Power 5 programs.

Texas Tech was the lone bright spot for the Big 12, reaching the national title game against Virginia, of the ACC. The Cavaliers won their first national title in a 85-77 overtime thriller over the Red Raiders.

Here’s the full breakdown of how every conference with multiple tourney teams fared in the 2019 NCAA Tournament:

ACC

Record: 15-6

Champion: Virginia

Eliminated: Duke (Elite Eight), Florida State (Sweet 16), North Carolina (Sweet 16), Virginia Tech (Sweet 16), Louisville (R64), Syracuse (R64)

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams talks about the strong play of Luke Maye and Nassir Little, as well as the Tar Heel bench, in the NCAA Tournament win over Washington.

SEC

Record: 12-7

Eliminated: Auburn (Final Four), Kentucky (Elite Eight), LSU (Sweet 16), Tennessee (Sweet 16), Florida (R32), Mississippi State (R64), Ole Miss (R64)

Kansas Jayhawks basketball coach Bill Self looked ahead to next season and explained KU's breakdowns in an 89-75 loss to Auburn in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on March 23, 2019 in Salt Lake City.

Big Ten

Record: 13-8

Eliminated: Michigan State (Final Four), Purdue (Elite 8), Michigan (Sweet 16), Maryland (R32), Minnesota (R32), Iowa (R32), Ohio State (R32), Wisconsin (R64)

Big 12

Record: 8-6

Eliminated: Texas Tech (runner-up), Kansas (R32), Baylor (R32), Oklahoma (R32), Kansas State (R64), Iowa State (R64)

Pac-12

Record: 4-3*

Eliminated: Oregon (Sweet 16), Washington (R32), Arizona State (R64)

*Arizona State won in First Four

AAC

Record: 3-4*

Eliminated: Houston (Sweet 16), UCF (R32), Cincinnati (R64), Temple (First Four)

*Temple lost in First Four

Big East

Record: 1-4*

Eliminated: Villanova (R32), Marquette (R64), Seton Hall (R64), St. John’s (First Four)

*St. John’s lost in First Four

WCC

Record: 3-2

Eliminated: Gonzaga (Elite 8), Saint Mary’s (R64)

OVC

Record: 2-2*

Eliminated: Murray State (R32), Belmont (R64)

*Belmont won in First Four

A-10

Record: 0-2

Eliminated: VCU (R64), Saint Louis (R64)

MWC

Record: 0-2

Eliminated: Nevada (R64), Utah State (R64)

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