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NCAA Tournament 2018: First Four schedule and open games thread

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The NCAA Tournament starts tonight!

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Four Practice Brian Spurlock -USA TODAY Sports

Although Gonzaga doesn’t take the big court until Thursday, March Madness starts tonight with the first two games of the First Four, in Dayton, Ohio. Four teams battle for the right to enter the field of 64.

The first game is a matchup between LIU-Brooklyn and Radford. The winner will earn the rights to probably get stomped by the Villanova Wildcats. The LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds won the NEC Tournament and the Radford Highlanders won the Big South Conference Tournament.

The following game is between the No. 11 St. Bonaventure Bonnies, who lost in the A-10 Conference Tournament but still landed an at-large bid. They’ll take on one of TWO Pac 12 teams in the play in games, the UCLA Bruins. The winner of this game earns a trip to the Florida Gators.

Both games today are on truTV.

  • No. 16 LIU-Brooklyn vs. No. 16 Radford, 3:40 pm PT
  • No. 11 St Bonaventure vs. No. 11 UCLA, 9:10 pm PT