First Four Warm-Ups

March 16, 2022 First Four Warm-Ups

By: Carlos Alvarez

Indiana & Texas Southern Get First Two Wins of NCAA Tournament

We’re dancing! I know the First Four are a bit of a technicality, but don’t forget what happened last year. UCLA was an 11-seed who went from the First Four to the Final Four. Indiana and Texas Southern were opening night winners, and the Hoosiers got a big night from Trayce Jackson-Davis (29 points, 9 rebounds). Indiana could be a sleeper team to watch, but so could the winner of tonight’s 11-seed matchup between Rutgers and Notre Dame. The Scarlet Knights have been Goliath-slayers all season long, and the Irish are ACC-tested. You can see last night’s highlights and look ahead to tonight’s action before the full slate tips off tomorrow.


Yesterday’s Highlights


Men’s First Four

#16 Tex. Southern def. #16 Tex. AMCC (76-67)

#12 Indiana def. #12 Wyoming (66-58)


Tonight’s Schedule


Men’s First Four

#16 Wright State vs. #16 Bryant (6:40 pm ET)

#11 Rutgers vs. #11 Notre Dame (9:10 pm ET)


Women’s First Four

#16 Incarnate Word vs. #16 Howard (7:00 pm ET)

#11 Dayton vs. #11 DePaul (9:00 pm ET)


First-Round Games Begin Tomorrow

Full Men’s NCAA Tournament Schedule

Full Women’s NCAA Tournament Schedule


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