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NCAA Tournament First Four 2019: How to watch, matchups, times, more

The NCAA Tournament officially gets under way on Tuesday.

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The NCAA Tournament bracket is officially set and it’s time to start picking upsets. But first, all eyes will turn to Dayton for the First Four, which is the unofficial official start of the Tournament.

Here are the matchups for Tuesday night:

16. Fairleigh Dickinson vs. 16. Prairie View, 6:40 ET, TruTV

11. Belmont vs. 11. Temple, 9:10, TruTV

The highlight of Tuesday night is obviously Belmont and Temple. You have two coaching legends in Rick Byrd and Fran Dunphy - who will have one last swan song in the NCAA Tournament - squaring off as two of the Last Four In. The winner of that game will move on to face No. 6 seed Maryland in the East Region. The winner of the FDU and Prairie View matchup will face No. 1 seed Gonzaga in the West Region.

Here’s the schedule for Wednesday:

16. North Carolina Central vs. 16. North Dakota State, 6:40 ET, TruTV

11. Arizona State vs. 11. St. John’s, 9:10 ET, TruTV

Wednesday gets going with LeVelle Moton and NCCU taking on a North Dakota State team that is making its first appearance of Dave Richman’s tenure. The winner will face the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament, Duke. The nightcap will feature two of the bigger names on the sidelines in Arizona State’s Bobby Hurley and Chris Mullin of St. Johns. The winner will move on to face No. 6 seed Buffalo.