With the regular season, conference tournaments and Selection Sunday all in the books, it comes down to this. Win or go home. Even though March is half over, the branded madness is finally here.
The First Four is where many great Cinderella stories begin. The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights and Texas Southern Tigers tip off the Wednesday action as two 16 seeds play for a chance to battle top-seeded Purdue in the East Region on Friday.
Texas Southern clinched a spot in the tournament after winning the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) following a victory over the regular-season champions, Grambling State. It was the Tigers’ only possible path to the postseason after they finished with a 14-20 overall record, including 7-11 in conference play.
Keeping with the theme of unusual qualifiers, Fairleigh Dickinson enters the tournament in bizarre fashion. Despite finishing second in the Northeast Conference (NEC) and losing in the NEC title game, the Knights are going dancing anyway.
The team that won both, Merrimack, is ineligible for the tournament as a result of its transition from Division II to Division I. NCAA rules state any team that makes the jump up in class cannot compete in the tournament for four years. This was the final year of Merrimack’s ineligibility and FDU is the beneficiary.
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Here is everything you need to know about how to watch the Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Texas Southern game on Wednesday night.
What channel is Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Texas Southern on today?
- TV Channel: truTV
- Live stream: March Madness Live, Sling TV
Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Texas Southern will be broadcast on truTV. Cord cutters can enjoy the game on March Madness Live or Sling TV. The action will be called by Tom McCarthy, Avery Johnson and Jon Rothstein.
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Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Texas Southern start time
- Date: Wednesday, March 15
- Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Texas Southern will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET. Tip off time is set for 6:40 p.m. at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio, the home of the University of Dayton Flyers.
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First Four schedule
All of the First Four action is set to be played in Dayton between Tuesday and Wednesday. The games can all be found on truTV and will be called by the trio of Tom McCarthy, Avery Johnson and Jon Rothstein.
|Tuesday, March 14||No. 16 SE Missouri State vs. No. 16 Texas A&M CC||6:30 p.m.||truTV|
|Tuesday, March 14||No. 11 Pittsburgh vs. No. 11 Mississippi State||9 p.m.||truTV|
|Wednesday, March 15||No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson vs. No. 16 Texas Southern||6:30 p.m.||truTV|
|Wednesday, March 15||No. 11 Nevada vs. No. 11 Arizona State||9 p.m.||truTV|