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2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament First Four Day 1: How To Watch, Time, TV, and Streaming

These Dayton doubleheaders are always pretty fun.

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Can we agree that the K-State mascot is kind of lame?
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The 2017 NCAA tournament (kind of) kicks off this evening with the first of two First Four doubleheaders. I vehemently disagree with the mere existence of these games (#Team64TeamTournament 4 lyfe), but I have to admit that any day with high stakes college basketball on TV has to be a pretty good day.

The winner of the the #16 seeds game will advance to Thursday and play #1 Villanova in Buffalo, while the #11 seeds game winner gets #6 Cincinnati but they have to schlep all the way out to Sacramento for that one.

Wait, Sacramento? I thought that the selection committee was supposed to keep these guys as close to Dayton as possible? Is there another Sacramento in this country that I’m not aware of yet?

Enjoy the games, y’all.

2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament First Four

Where: UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio
TV: TruTV
Streaming: March Madness Live

5:40pm Central: #16 Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers vs #16 New Orleans Privateers
8:10pm Central: #11 Kansas State Wildcats vs #11 Wake Forest Demon Deacons