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Matthew Dellavedova and the rest of the Saint Mary's Gaels are in Dayton, Ohio for the opening round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The Gaels will take on Middle Tennessee while North Carolina A&T battles Liberty in the first two games of the "First Four."
Last year, Cal was among the teams shipped to Dayton, Ohio to play in the "Opening Round" of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament -- the "First Four," if you will. We shall not speak of what happened that night in the University of Dayton Arena. This year, Cal was good enough to escape the First Four and a second consecutive trip to Dayton. So tonight, if you have TruTV, you can sit back and relax with your favorite beverage as you watch other teams battle it out for a spot in the "second round," and relevance in every office pool bracket in America.
2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
6:40 PM ET/3:40 PM PT, TruTV
16 N Carolina A&T (19-16) vs. 16 Liberty (15-20)
9:10 PM ET / 6:10 PM PT, TruTV
11 Saint Mary's (27-6) vs. 11 Middle Tennessee (28-5)
The winner of the NC A&T/Liberty game gets to be #1 overall seed Louisville's victim on Thursday in Lexington, KY. The winner of Saint Mary's/Middle Tennessee gets a matchup with Midwest # 6 seed and Conference USA champion Memphis on Thursday in Auburn Hills, MI. This is your open thread for these contests. Enjoy the action and be happy our Bears are not playing tonight.
And if you haven't already, don't forget to sign up for CGB NCAA Tournament Pick 'Em contest. Win valuable prizes. Okay, not valuable prizes. Okay, not prizes at all. You can win bragging rights and the adoration of CGB members everywhere.