The 2011 NCAA Tournament gets underway on Tuesday night with two opening round First Four games that will be televised on truTV. The first game between UNC-Asheville and Arkansas-Little Rock will decide the No. 16 seed to face No. 1 Pittsburgh in the Southeast regional, but the second game will be one of interest to watch by Colorado Buffaloes fans. It will be so because UAB will face Clemson for the No. 12 seed in the East Regional.
The UAB Blazers received a bid to March Madness over the Colorado Buffaloes, who had to settle for a No. 1 seed in the NIT.An opening round loss for UAB will not be good for them or the NCAA selection committee.
Here is the complete schedule and announcers for the First Four opening round games:
TUESDAY, MARCH 15
6:40, truTV, Dayton -- UNC Asheville vs. UALR (Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg/Steve Kerr)
9:10, truTV, Dayton -- UAB vs. Clemson (Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg/Steve Kerr)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
6:40, truTV, Dayton -- UTSA vs. Alabama St. (Gus Johnson/Len Elmore)
9:10, truTV, Dayton -- Southern California vs. VCU (Gus Johnson/Len Elmore)