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2021 NCAA Tournament First Round: Friday Early Session Open Thread

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Let the games begin!

NCAA Basketball: Mountain West Conference Tournament- San Diego St vs Utah St Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

It’s finally here you guys! MARCH MADNESS! After a year without postseason basketball, let’s get it kicked off with... um... Virginia Tech and Florida? Huh. Ok. Well, whatever. It’s still basketball, it’s still win or go home, and today and tomorrow are two of the most fun dates on the sports calendar.

We’ll have various open threads over the weekend, including for the KU game on Saturday, so be sure to check the homepage for updates throughout the day!

All times CENTRAL:

11:15 - (10) Virginia Tech vs (7) Florida, CBS

11:45 - (14) Colgate vs (3) Arkansas, truTV

12:15 - (16) Drexel vs (1) Illinois, TBS

12:45 - (11) Utah State vs (6) Texas Tech, TNT

2:00 - (15) Oral Roberts vs (2) Ohio State, CBS

2:30 - (16) Hartford vs (1) Baylor, truTV

3:00 - (9) Georgia Tech vs (8) Loyola Chicago, TBS

3:30 - (12) Oregon State vs (5) Tennessee, TNT