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Your 2015 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Day 1 Open Thread!

Luck of the schedule means we get the two games of the biggest concern to Marquette fans today.

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The most important item of the day: Xavier winning.  That means an Elite 8 appearance for the Big East, and it means another NCAA tournament unit paycheck for the conference, too.  We could use both the publicity and the money, so that's a positive all around.

Item #2: Wisconsin losing.  That's pretty self-explanatory.

Extra credit: Notre Dame losing, which is also pretty self explanatory.

I don't really care one way or the other who wins the West Virginia-Kentucky game, but let's be honest: it'd be kind of fun if Bob Huggins shut down the Wildcats the same way his Mountaineers stopped the Kentucky team led by John Wall & DeMarcus Cousins.

Here's your schedule for the two doubleheaders tonight.  All times are Central, and the comments section is yours to mangle as needed.

Time Game Network
6:15pm #3 Notre Dame vs #7 Wichita State CBS
6:47pm #1 Wisconsin vs #4 North Carolina TBS
8:45pm #1 Kentucky vs #5 West Virginia CBS
9:17pm #2 Arizona vs #6 Xavier TBS