March Madness is in full swing with the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament technically done with four games already. The main part of the NCAA tournament doesn't begin until later today, but the First Four took place on Tuesday and Wednesday. This year, those four games are considered the first round, so we're already moving on to the second round today. (Personally, the First Four is still only play-in games to me and the real first round doesn't begin until today.)â†µ
On Tuesday, games between 16 seeds and 12 seeds took place. UNC-Asheville won the opener in overtime against Arkansas-Little Rock. The 81-77 victory meant that UNC-Asheville became the first 16 seed to win a game in the NCAA tournament. It will now play Pittsburgh today. The other game on Tuesday was a 70-52 win for Clemson over UAB. The Tigers will play West Virginia today.â†µ
Wednesday's games involved 16 seeds and 11 seeds. Texas-San Antonio won the first game, 70-61, over Alabama State. The Roadrunners' victory means they will play Ohio State on Friday. In the second game, USC lost to VCU, 59-46. VCU will play Georgetown on Friday.â†µ
SBNation.com has an updated printable NCAA tournament 2011 bracket so you can track all of the games over the next three weeks.