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Your 2016 NCAA Tournament First Four Day 1 Open Thread

The national championship tournament gets started tonight.... kind of....

Vanderbilt's mascot is kind of weird.
Vanderbilt's mascot is kind of weird.
Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

It's the first of the two doubleheaders in Dayton, as the NCAA shifts back towards calling these games "play-in" games.  I wish they would retroactively do that, so I don't have to read about teams being in the "Second Round" with an 0-1 record in that year's tournament.

Here's an odd fun fact: KenPom does not have predictions for either of the games today.  In fact, none of the NCAA tournament games currently have predictions, not even Kansas vs. Austin Peay.

Time (CT) Game Network
5:40pm #16 Fairleigh Dickinson vs #16 Florida Gulf Coast TruTV
8:10pm #11 Vanderbilt vs #11 Wichita State TruTV

If these games get out of control and you've already binged all of the new episodes of House of Cards, the NIT also gets started today.  There's nine games scheduled for today, with seven of them on one ESPN channel or another between 6pm and 10 pm, and the other two games are available on WatchESPN.