The NCAA Tournament is finally here, and we'll be treated to a first-round matchup in the South Region between No. 6 seed Miami and No. 11 seed Loyola-Chicago. The winner of that game will meet the winner of No. 3 seed Tennessee vs. No. 14 seed Wright State. Here's how to watch the Hurricans and the Ramblers of Loyola Chicago.
[Preview: Motivated Miami ready for upstart Loyola-Chicago]
About No. 6 Miami
The raw talent and depth of this roster could carry Miami into the second weekend, maybe further. It just depends on the matchup, but Miami showed during its late-season charge to the 3-seed in the ACC Tournament that if things click the Hurricanes can beat anyone. Jim Larranaga's team is a little banged up, but starting forward Bruce Brown hopes to be back in the lineup to provide a boost for the tournament.
About No. 11 Loyola-Chicago
Loyola-Chicago punched its ticket to the Big Dance by winning the MVC title, ending a 33-year NCAA Tournament drought in emphatic fashion. Last time they were in the NCAAs in 1985, they made it to the Sweet Sixteen before falling to eventual runner-up Georgetown. This team has the goods to match -- and potentially advance deeper than -- that team.
- Location: Dallas
- Date: Thursday, March 15
- Time: Approx. 3:10 p.m. ET
- TV: truTV
- Stream: NCAA March Madness Live
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The last two years, SportsLine's computer simulation correctly predicted nine out of 12 double-digit NCAA Tournament upsets in the first round with their computer algorithm. This year they have plenty of upsets again, like one region where you need to pick the 11, 12, AND 13 seeds, and another region with a 4-seed in the Final Four. Click here to see SportsLine's Optimized NCAA Tournament bracket.
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Embrace the madness!