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NCAA TOURNAMENT OPEN THREAD: Session 1

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First things first. Read Cougfan's day one preview. I've decided to do threads session by session, since we should (hopefully) have a billion comments.

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Next Game

(10) Florida Gators
@ (7) BYU Cougars

Thursday, Mar 18, 2010, 9:20 AM PDT
NCAA Tournament - West Region - First Round - Ford Center - Oklahoma City, OK
Vegas: BYU (-5)
Kenpom: BYU 78-71


BYU is #8 in the Kenpom rankings, but comes in as a #7 seed.


Next Game

(11) Old Dominion Monarchs
@ (6) Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Thursday, Mar 18, 2010, 9:25 AM PDT
NCAA Tournament - South Region - First Round - New Orleans Arena - New Orleans, LA
Vegas: ND (-2)
Kenpom: ODU 65-64


Every time I see Luke Harangody, I remember how overhyped he was prior to the Cougs' tourney matchup with ND. And I smile.


Next Game

(15) Robert Morris Colonials
@ (2) Villanova Wildcats

Thursday, Mar 18, 2010, 9:30 AM PDT
NCAA Tournament - South Region - First Round - Dunkin Donuts Center - Providence, RI
Vegas: Nova (-18.5)
Kenpom: Nova 86-67


Scottie Reynolds will not start, but he'll still play. So don't worry about an early bracket buster. Maybe he just missed the bus?