The First Four wraps up with two more games in Dayton on Wednesday
The field of 64 for the 2019 NCAA Tournament will be set when the First Four wraps up with two more games on Wednesday, March 20. Four more teams will play in Dayton, Ohio, with the winners moving on to first round matchups on Friday.
Wednesday will see a pair of No. 16 seeds face off for the right to take on No. 1 overall seed Duke in Columbia, South Carolina. The nightcap has two of the final four at-large selections going head-to-head with the winner advancing on to play No. 6 seed Buffalo in West Region play in Tulsa.
So if you're wondering, "What NCAA Tournament games are on today?" know this: There are two scheduled for Wednesday, March 20.
6:40 p.m. ET on truTV — University of Daytona Arena (Dayton, Ohio)
Why You Should Watch: The winners of the MEAC and Summit League tournaments, respectively, face off to see who gets to take on Duke on Friday. North Carolina Central is making its third straight NCAA Tournament appearance while North Dakota State is dancing for the first time since 2015. This is a matchup of strength vs. strength as the Eagles from the MEAC rely on defense (66.3 ppg, 50th in the nation) while the Bison try to outscore opponents and shoot the ball well from any area. One thing to keep an eye on is three-point shooting. North Dakota State does it often (315 made three-pointers, 21st) while North Carolina Central struggles to hit from that distance (31.5 percent, 309th).
9:10 p.m. ET (approximately) on truTV — University of Daytona Arena (Dayton, Ohio)
Why You Should Watch: Arizona State finds itself in the First Four for the second straight season while St. John's is looking for its first NCAA Tournament victory since 2000. The Red Storm will try and turn up the defensive pressure against a Sun Devils team that is prone to turnovers. On offense, Arizona State will look to control the boards and funnel things through big man Zylan Cheatham and leading scorer Luguentz Dort. St. John's will need to holds its own in the rebounding department and hope Mustapha Herron can find his shooting touch and get some easy buckets early.