While Thursday is the first big day for the NCAA Tournament, things technically kick off with Tuesday and Wednesday’s “first round” play-in games. Two 16-seeds, the Cal Poly Mustangs and the Texas Southern Tigers,
Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Time: 6:40 PM EST
TV Channel: truTV
Location: University of Dayton Arena (Dayton, OH)
Prediction: These two teams are among the weaker conference champions in the field, but there is still a fairly large disparity, at least based on record. Texas Southern is 19-14 and went 12-6 in the SWAC. Cal Poly, on the other hand, went just 13-19 this year, and had to catch fire in the Big West tournament to make the tournament. Texas Southern seems like the better bet here.