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Today...it starts

As far as we're concerned, March Madness starts today at Noon EST.  No more BS or talk about what's to come.  We're living it as ot now.  There's a great slate of games today and tomorrow, and one bid leagues start punching tickets to the big dance.  

  • Noon: Pittsburgh vs Connecticut  - The best part of today?  The best game is at high noon.  Really, just bragging rights up for grabs here and a possible preview of the Big East finals at MSG (but aren't we treated to that every season?)
  • Noon: Georgia Tech vs Boston College Raycom - BC should be in, but a loss wouldn't help
  • Noon: NC St vs Miami (FL) - Miami is roaming around the realm of a 12 seed, I'd be weary.
  • 2pm: Missouri vs Texas A&M  - Missouri can amazingly win the Big 12 regular season crown today. The Aggies could really help their chances by preventing that today.
  • 2pm: Penn St vs Iowa Big Ten Network - Here's to hoping Talor Battle & Co. don't come down from their natural high. This could be a fun team to wach in the Big Dance.
  • 2pm: Kentucky vs Florida CBS - Kentucky is now out, according to Joe Lunardi.  Much like Penn St., we'd love to see them get in simply at the prospect of Jodie Meeks going off on a national stage.
  • 3:30pm: Oklahoma St vs Oklahoma ABC - Since Blake Griffin's quasi concussion, the Sooners are 1-3.  Seeding could be at stake here, as this team should be a lock for a #1 seed, but now it's in doubt. 
  • 4pm Texas vs Kansas CBS - The Jayhawks are in position for they're 5th consecutive Big 12 regular season title.  An amazing coaching job done by Bill Self this year
  • 9pm West Virginia vs Louisville ESPN - These are the types of games Louisville loses, and West Virginia wins.  Look for the Mountaineers to really come out playing hard.  They always seem to surprise us.
Tickets punched:
  • Atlantic Sun Conference: #2 East Tennessee State vs. #1 Jacksonville
  • Big South Conference#2 VMI vs #1 Radford
  • Ohio Valley#4 Morehead State vs #2 Austin Peay
We'll be here all day.