The 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament will kick off with the first round. Of course the first round is technically, the first four schools in, that are given a last chance to move on in the tournament.
The round of first four will be played at the UD Arena in Daytona Ohio. All four games will also be aired on TruTV.
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
6:40 p.m: Liberty vs. North Carolina A&T
9:10 p.m: Middle Tennessee State vs. Saint Mary’s
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
6:40 p.m: LIU Brooklyn vs. James Madison
9:10 p.m: Boise State vs. La Salle
A lot of good teams where not given a bid for the tournament this year, while the 15-20 Liberty Flames will get a chance. Saint Mary’s has to rely on a first four round game just to get in the tournament, but they’ve played better than they were rewarded. La Salle has also seen lots of success this season, but they first must win to get in the tournament.
The winner of Liberty v. North Carolina A&T will play No. 1 Louisville in the Midwest bracket. The winner Middle Tennessee State vs. St. Mary’s will play No. 6 Memphis in the Midwest Bracket.
The winner of LIU Brooklyn vs. James Madison will play No. 1 Indiana in the East regional.
The winner of Boise State vs. La Salle will play No. 4 Kansas State in the West bracket.