North Carolina Central vs. Texas Southern: 2018 NCAA Tournament live stream, bracket, TV, time, date

The NCAA Tournament is here. But you've still got time to fill out your bracket. CBS Sports' Bracket Games allow you to pick against friends or play solo to compete for the trip of a lifetime.

There's still some great basketball to be played before the field of 64 gets underway on Thursday and Friday. North Carolina Central and Texas Southern are two of the First Four teams trying to make it into the opening round of the competition, so it will likely be a heated matchup between hungry squads. Here's how to watch the game.

A reminder that before the NCAA Tournament begins, you can also play Bracket Games through CBS Sports by creating a pool with your office, family or friends, or filling out your bracket online.

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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About No. 16 North Carolina Central Eagles

The NC Central Eagles are making their second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and third in five years under LeVelle Moton, thanks to a convincing MEAC title game win over No. 1 seed Hampton. Six-foot-nine big man Raasean Davis is the straw that stirs the Eagles' drink on offense and they've got a defense that has come alive in the final two weeks of the season that will buoy them.

About No. 16 Texas Southern Tigers

Texas Southern began its season 0-13 -- yes, 0-13! -- before turning things around and finishing the season 15-6, culminating with a SWAC tournament championship win over Arkansas Pine Bluff. The Tigers haven't lost in nearly a month, and enter the Big Dance on a seven game winning streak.   

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