The 2019 NCAA Tournament gets underway tonight with a pair of “First Four” games in Dayton. There are two play-in games tonight and another two tomorrow before the Round of 64 begins on Thursday.
Tonight’s contests feature 16th-seeded Fairleigh Dickinson against 16th-seeded Prairie View A&M and 11th-seeded Temple against 11th-seeded Belmont. The winner of the FDU-Prairie View game will move on to face top-seeded Gonzaga in the West Region, while the Temple-Belmont winner draws No. 6 seed Maryland in the East.
ESPN has released its predictions for tonight’s games, using its BPI formula. The BPI assesses a team’s probability of winning.
Here’s what the computer has:
FDU and Prairie View A&M will tip off at 6:40 p.m. ET. Temple and Belmont will follow afterwards at approximately 9:10 p.m. ET.
Both games will be broadcast on truTV, so find out where that is on your channel guide before its too late.
To take a look at our staff picks for the NCAA Tournament, click here.