That’s it! The field of 64 is finally set and the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament will officially tip off Thursday evening. You can grab an updated printed March Madness bracket below to use in your office pools… which you should already be entered in, but if not, have at it.
The final two slots in the bracket were filled last night as UTSA beat Alabama State, 70-61, to earn the #16 seed and also the right to have their ass kicked by #1 Ohio State tomorrow at 4:40pm EST. Also being solidified last evening was the #11 seed in the Southwest Region as VCU beat USC to the tune of 59-46. VCU now faces Georgetown on Friday.
The action starts in just a few hours at 12:40pm EST with #9 Old Dominion facing #8 Butler in Washington DC. 16 games in total will be played today with the second round starting on Saturday based on the results of today’s and Friday’s games.
If you read this before it’s too late, The TMR Zoo is once again running our very own pool, so head on over to check that out to win your own copy of the Oscar-winning movie, The Social Network. Slots are filling up fast and the entry deadline is 9:15am PDT, so sign up and get your entry in now! We are running the pool through Yahoo, so make sure you have an account there as well.
Good luck in your March Madness pools!