The overall No. 1 and the defending champ look to emerge from Orlando Saturday.
From start to finish, Thursday took more than 13 hours and delivered in a variety of ways -- most notably via overtime games and buzzer-beaters.
I'm on the road following the bouncing ball the next three weeks. This week, it's Orlando, where I'll see the defending champs and the current No. 1
The first game of the 2014 NCAA Tournament is over, with Albany emerging as the winner.
The NCAA Tournament tips off on Tuesday with two games.
The Hawkeyes, once talked of as a potential Final Four darkhorse, narrowly snuck into the First Four and will face Tennessee in Dayton.
Albany followed the same recipe that led it to the NCAA Tournament last season -- going through bumps during the regular season, then winning the automatic bid.
The Vermont Catamounts are the top seed again. Can this program continue to lord over the league?
Can Iowa State finally break through against Kansas? Plus, unbeatens Arizona and Syracuse take their records on the road.
Happy New Year's Eve, folks. If you're home, you get a great helping of conference play in the AAC, Big East and Big Ten.

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