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Your 2014 NCAA Tournament Day 1 Open Thread!

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WOOOO DAYTIME BASKETBALL! And then nighttime basketball. And then tomorrow MOAR DAYTIME BASKETBALL.

OK, OK: it's stinky that YOUR Marquette Golden Eagles aren't participating in this year's NCAA Tournament, but let's not allow that unfortunate fact to cloud the bigger picture: BASKETBALL ALL DAY TODAY, YOU GUYS. AND THEN BASKETBALL TONIGHT. AND THEN BASKETBALL ALL DAY TOMORROW.

With major thanks to Mike of VUHoops.com, below is the list of who's playin' and when (all times Central) and where:

Thursday's Game Schedule

Region Game Venue Time TV Announcers
South Dayton Flyers (11) vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (6) First Niagara Center (Buffalo, NY) 11:15a CBS Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery/Allie LaForce
West American University Eagles (15) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (2) BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI) 11:40a truTV Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel/Lewis Johnson
South Pittsburgh Panthers (9) vs. Colorado Buffaloes (8) Amway Center (Orlando, FL) 12:40p TBS Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner/Kristine Leahy
East Harvard Crimson (12) vs. Cincinnati Bearcats (5) Spokane Memorial Arena (Spokane, WA) 1:10p TNT Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb/Jaime Maggio
South Western Michigan Broncos (14) vs. Syracuse Orange (3) First Niagara Center (Buffalo, NY) 1:45p CBS Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery/Allie LaForce
West BYU Cougars (10) vs. Oregon Ducks (7) BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI) 2:10p truTV Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel/Lewis Johnson
South Albany Great Danes (16) vs. Florida Gators (1) Amway Center (Orlando, FL) 3:10p TBS Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner/Kristine Leahy
East Delaware Blue Hens (13) vs. Michigan State Spartans (4) Spokane Memorial Arena (Spokane, WA) 3:40p TNT Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb/Jaime Maggio
East Saint Joseph's (PA) Hawks (10) vs. Connecticut Huskies (7) First Niagara Center (Buffalo, NY) 5:55p TBS Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery/Allie LaForce
Midwest Wofford Terriers (15) vs. Michigan Wolverines (2) BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI) 6:10p CBS Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel/Lewis Johnson
Midwest North Carolina State Wolfpack (12) vs. Saint Louis Billikens (5) Amway Center (Orlando, FL) 6:20p TNT Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner/Kristine Leahy
West North Dakota State Bison (12) vs. Oklahoma Sooners (5) Spokane Memorial Arena (Spokane, WA) 6:27p truTV Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb/Jaime Maggio
East Milwaukee Panthers (15) vs. Villanova Wildcats (2) First Niagara Center (Buffalo, NY) 8:25p TBS Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery/Allie LaForce
Midwest Arizona State Sun Devils (10) vs. Texas Longhorns (7) BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI) 8:40p CBS Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel/Lewis Johnson
Midwest Manhattan Jaspers (13) vs. Louisville Cardinals (4) Amway Center (Orlando, FL) 8:50p TNT Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner/Kristine Leahy
West New Mexico State Aggies (13) vs. San Diego State Aztecs (4) Spokane Memorial Arena (Spokane, WA) 8:57p truTV Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb/Jaime Maggio


This here's your Open Thread for the day, so whenever the spirit moves you, use the comments to talk about what you're seeing.

And lastly: your rooting interests today are clear, friends. FLY DAMN EAGLES.

Lead our brothers to victory, Bowie: