NCAA Tournament 2013 Day 1 open thread

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Discuss the action here.

Here is your open thread for the first day of NCAA Tournament action. Use this space to discuss prospects and whatever else you want to discuss.

A few links to check out before the games begin:

The players to watch today from a scouting perspective:

Valparaiso vs. Michigan State (12:15, CBS): Gary Harris, Adriene Payne.

Butler vs. Bucknell (12:40, truTV): Mike Muscala.

Pittsburgh vs. Wichita State (1:40 p.m., TBS): Steven Adams.

St. Louis vs. New Mexico State (2:10 p.m., TNT): Sam Bhullar, the 7'5'' dude on New Mexico State.

Memphis vs. St. Mary's (2:45 p.m., CBS): Matthew Dellavedova.

Marquette vs. Davidson (3:10 p.m., truTV): Nobody, really.

Gonzaga vs. Southern (4:10 p.m., TBS): Kelly Olynyk.

Oklahoma State vs. Oregon (4:40 p.m., TNT): Marcus Smart, LeBryan Nash.

Louisville vs. North Carolina A&T (6:50 p.m., TBS): Gorgei Dieng.

Michigan vs. South Dakota State (7:15 p.m., CBS): Trey Burke, Glenn Robinson III, Tim Hardaway Jr., Nate Wolters.

Arizona vs. Belmont (7:20 p.m., TNT): Solomon Hill.

UNLV vs. California (7:27 p.m., truTV): Anthony Bennett, Allan Crabbe.

Colorado State vs. Missouri (9:20 p.m., TBS): Colton Iversen, Phil Pressey.

VCU vs. Akron (9:45 p.m., CBS): Nobody, really.

New Mexico vs. Harvard (9:50 p.m., TNT): Tony Snell, Kendall Williams.

Syracuse vs. Montana (9:57 p.m., truTV): Michael Carter-Williams.

As a discussion-starter: who is your alma mater/hometown team? Let us know in the comments.
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