To help keep you from getting lost this afternoon, here's a quick viewing guide for Day 1 of the NCAA Tournament. All times are Eastern.
12:20 p.m.: Brigham Young (7) vs. Florida (10)
12:25 p.m.: Notre Dame (6) vs. Old Dominion (11)
12:30 p.m.: Villanova (2) vs. Robert Morris (15)
2:30 p.m.: Vanderbilt (4) vs. Murray State (13)
2:40 p.m.: Kansas State (2) vs. North Texas (15)
2:45 p.m.: Baylor (3) vs. Sam Houston State (14)
2:50 p.m.: Richmond (7) vs. Saint Mary's (10)
4:45 p.m.: Butler (5) vs. UTEP (12)
7:10 p.m.: UNLV (8) vs. Northern Iowa (9)
7:15 p.m.: Kentucky (1) vs. East Tennessee State (16)
7:20 p.m.: Marquette (6) vs. Washington (11)
7:25 p.m.: Georgetown (3) vs. Ohio (14)
9:30 p.m.: Kansas (1) vs. Lehigh (16)
9:35 p.m.: Texas (8) vs. Wake Forest (9)
9:40 p.m.: New Mexico (3) vs. Montana (14)
9:45 p.m.: Tennessee (6) vs. San Diego State (11)
Game of the day: Butler vs. UTEP
Whether we see the 12-5 upset or whether Butler fends off the Miners, this one could end up being the best contest of the day. UTEP, after winning 16 straight games from December until last weekend, lost the Conference USA championship game to Houston, costing the Miners a few spots in the seeding. Butler, meanwhile, hasn't lost since Dec. 22 and is coming off a 70-45 domination of Wright State in the Horizon League championship game.
Upset Watch: Tennessee vs. San Diego State
The Vols have some impressive wins on their record, but also some ugly losses. Their most recent contest ended courtesy of a 74-45 thrashing at the hands of the Kentucky Wildcats. In total, Tennessee has lost six games by double digits. This game could come down to which team has the most hustle, and for the sixth-seeded Volunteers, that's no guarantee.
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