March Madness Schedule 2012: First Four Games Begin NCAA Tournament Bracket

The 2012 NCAA Tournament gets underway with its First Four games on Tuesday evening, the second year of this rather extraneous round of games. These games are taking place in Dayton, OH. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the Miss Valley St Delta Devils play in the first game for a spot as the No. 16 team that plays the No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats in the second round. The Iona Gaels and the BYU Cougars fight for a No. 14 spot and a game against the No. 3 Marquette Golden Eagles.


Related: Selection Sunday and March Madness for the Rocky Mountain Region


Here is the schedule for Tuesday's First Four games:

No. 16 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. No. 16 Miss Valley St Delta Devils, 4:40 p.m, MT, truTV

No. 14 Iona Gaels vs. No. 14 BYU Cougars, 7:10 p.m. MT, truTV

For more on March Madness at every level, visit SB Nation NCAA Basketball. Our 2012 NCAA Tournament hub has everything you need for the big one.

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