The East Region kicks off with a match-up between the five and 12 seeds, the Cincinnati Bearcats and Harvard Crimson. Cincy looks to add to its impressive AAC Championship season, while Harvard has another first round upset in mind. The winner will face the winner of Michigan State-Delaware.
Be sure to click here for more on Cincinnati and Harvard. Also, check out our printable bracket here.
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Time: 2:10 PM EST
TV Channel: TNT
Location: Spokane Arena (Spokane, WA)
Prediction: Harvard made waves during last year's NCAA tournament when they knocked off three seed New Mexico in the first round, and this year's edition of Tommy Amaker's Crimson might be a better team. Unfortunately for Harvard fans, I don't see this year's Bearcat squad folding so easily. Sean Kilpatrick is one of the nation's best and most determined players. This should be a very competitive game, but look for Cincy to pull out a close one.