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2019 NCAA Tournament First Round: Thursday Early Session Open Thread

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Let the games... BEGIN!

NCAA Basketball: Michigan State at Northwestern Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

It’s finally here you guys! MARCH MADNESS! Let’s get it kicked off with... um... Louisville and Minnesota? Huh. Ok. Well, whatever. It’s still basketball, it’s still win or go home, and today and tomorrow are some of the most fun dates on the sports calendar.

If you need it, here is the cord cutter’s guide to watching the NCAA Tournament.

We’ll have separate threads for the KU game and for the evening games, so be sure to check the homepage for updates throughout the day!

All times CENTRAL:

(7) Louisville vs (10) Minnesota, 11:15 AM, CBS, Des Moines, IA

(3) LSU vs (14) Yale, 11:40 AM, truTV, Jacksonville, FL

(12) New Mexico State vs (5) Auburn, 12:30 PM, TNT, Salt Lake City, UT

(4) Florida State vs (13) Vermont, 1:00 PM, TBS, Hartford, CT

(2) Michigan State vs (15) Bradley, 1:45 PM, CBS, Des Moines, IA

(6) Maryland vs (11) Belmont, 2:10 PM, truTV, Jacksonville, FL

(4) Kansas vs (13) Northeastern, 3:00 PM, TNT, Salt Lake City, UT

(12) Murray State vs (5) Marquette, 3:30 PM, TBS, Hartford, CT