Matt Johnson

Top Must-Watch NCAA Tournament Day 1 Games for March Madness 2023 

Round 1 of the 2023 NCAA Tournament kicks off Thursday, and with 16 games on the slate, it can be difficult to choose which games to watch.  here to point out one game in each time slot for fans of college basketball to focus on.

10 Utah State vs. 7 Missouri - 1:40 p.m. ET

Missouri enters the game with a record of 24-9, finishing fourth in the tough Southeastern Conference.   

12 College of Charleston vs. 5 San Diego State - 3:10 p.m. ET

Charleston enters the tournament on everybody’s list as a candidate to upset a higher-seeded team, and San Diego State has a solid NCAA Tournament history. 

12 Oral Roberts vs. 5 Duke - 7:10 p.m. ET 

The Blue Devils have gotten hot at just the right time, led by freshman Kyle Filipowski, who is averaging 15.4 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. 

13 Louisiana vs. 4 Tennessee - 9:40 p.m. ET

The Volunteers have one of the best defenses in the country, allowing just 58.0 points per game, and they're second in field goal percentage allowed (36.9%) and first in three-point percentage (26.2%). 

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