The 2013 NCAA Tournament officially began on Tuesday night with two play-in games in Dayton. Fortunately for you, most bracket challenges don't require final entries to be posted before the second-round games tip-off early Thursday afternoon. That means there's still time to get your picks in.
The first of Tuesday's play-in games pitted two No. 16 seeds against each other. In the end, North Carolina A&T edged Liberty by one point, 73-72, to advance to the second round. The Aggies will now face top-seeded Louisville on Thursday.
The nightcap brought us two 11-seeds in Saint Mary's and Middle Tennessee. SMC dominated a majority of both halves, cruising to a 67-54 win. Senior point guard Matthew Dellavedova led the way with 22 points, six rebounds and four assists. The Gaels will now face Memphis in the second round in Detroit.
On Wednesday night, LIU Brooklyn and James Madison will square-off as the two 16-seeds looking to play Indiana in the second round. Then, Boise State and LaSalle will play for the right to be the sole 13-seed in the West Region and play Kansas State.