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NCAA Tournament Open Thread: Thursday/Friday games

It's win or go home time. Who will survive and advance. Whose season will come to a conclusion before Saturday?

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With the "win to get in" round behind us, the madness of the NCAA Tournament truly begins with 32 games over the next two days. With a field like this one, which lacks elite teams -- with the possible exception of Kansas -- there's should be no shortage of upsets and excitement. Who are you taking to come out on top today? Will the powers prevail, or will some Cinderella's continue dancing beyond the opening days? Let's talk about it. This is your NCAA opening round open thread!

Today's Matchups

12:15 PM ET - CBS

  • 10 Syracuse vs. 7 Dayton
12:40 PM ET - TRUTV
  • 15 UNC Asheville vs. 2 Villanova

1:30 PM ET - TNT

  • 10 VCU vs. 7 Oregon State
2:00 PM ET - TBS
  • 13 Hawaii vs. 4 California
2:45 PM ET - CBS
  • 15 Middle Tennessee vs. 2 Michigan State
3:10 PM ET - TRUTV
  • 10 Temple vs. 7 Iowa

4:00 PM ET - TNT

  • 15 CSU Bakersfield vs. 2 Oklahoma
4:30 PM ET - TBS
  • 12 South Dakota State vs. 5 Maryland
6:50 PM ET - TNT
  • 10 Pittsburgh vs. 7 Wisconsin
7:10 PM ET - CBS
  • 14 Stephen F. Austin vs. 3 West Virginia
7:20 PM ET - TBS
  • 14 Green Bay vs. 3 Texas A&M
7:27 PM ET - TRUTV
  • 16 Holy Cross vs. 1 Oregon
9:20 PM ET - TNT
  • 15 Weber State vs. 2 Xavier
9:40 PM ET - CBS
  • 11 Michigan vs. 6 Notre Dame
9:50 PM ET - TBS
  • 11 Northern Iowa vs. 6 Texas
9:57 PM ET - TRUTV
  • 9 Cincinnati vs. 8 Saint Jospeh's