The tournament gets underway Tuesday with a pair of first-round games. Manhattan and Hampton will tip off at 6:40 p.m. ET on truTV in Dayton, Ohio, with the winner advancing to play No. 1 seed Kentucky. Following that game, BYU and Ole Miss will take the court for the right to play Xavier in the second round.
On Wednesday, North Florida and Robert Morris play the first game at 6:40 p.m. ET, with the winner facing No. 1 seed Duke on Friday. Dayton plays a de facto home game against Boise State to close out the First Four for the right to play Providence in the second round.
FIRST-ROUND GAMES - TUESDAY, MARCH 17
|6:40 p.m.||truTV||Dayton I||Manhattan vs. Hampton|
|After conc. I||truTV||Dayton II||BYU vs. Ole Miss|
|6:40 p.m.||truTV||Dayton I||North Florida vs. Robert Morris|
|After conc. I||truTV||Dayton II||Boise State vs. Dayton|
The "First Four," which debuted in 2011, has been played in Dayton every year. The full round of 64 will begin on Thursday at 12:15 p.m. ET when Notre Dame plays Northeastern. The round of 64 continues on Friday, while the field will be trimmed down to 16 teams at the end of the weekend.