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Live updates from Day 1 of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

March Madness has arrived! We’ll be live-blogging Day 1, including buzzer beaters, bad beats, and all the results for the 16-game slate.

The 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has arrived! The appetizer that is the First Four brought some highly entertaining basketball and near buzzer-beater finishes to open the festivities. Now, Friday has arrived and we get to the main course. Two days, 32 basketball games, and hopefully some wild finishes!

For this first day of tournament action, we’re rolling out a live blog to cover all the action. We’ll be tracking all 16 games starting at 12:15 p.m. ET and likely ending sometime around midnight.

We’ll be providing updates all day long. We’ll have final scores, video of buzzer beaters and other highlights, and of course, pre- and in-game odds for all 16 matchups.

Here’s a look at the full schedule for Friday’s first round of action.

12:15 p.m. — No. 7 Florida 75-70 (OT) over No. 10 Virginia Tech
12:45 p.m. — No. 3 Arkansas 85-68 over No. 14 Colgate
1:15 p.m. — No. 1 Illinois 78-49 over No. 16 Drexel
1:45 p.m. — No. 6 Texas Tech 65-53 No. 11 Utah State
3 p.m. — No. 2 Ohio State 75-72 (OT) over No. 15 Oral Roberts
3:30 p.m. — No. 1 Baylor 79-55 over No. 16 Hartford
4 p.m. — No. 8 Loyola-Chicago 71-60 over No. 9 Georgia Tech
4:30 p.m. — No. 12 Oregon State 70-56 over No. 5 Tennessee
6:25 p.m. — No. 4 Oklahoma State 69-60 over No. 13 Liberty
7:10 p.m. — No. 9 Wisconsin 85-62 over No. 8 North Carolina
7:15 p.m. — No. 2 Houston 87-56 No. 15 Cleveland State
7:25 p.m. — No. 13 North Texas 78-69 over No. 4 Purdue
9:20 p.m. — No. 10 Rutgers 60-57 over No. 7 Clemson
9:40 p.m. — No. 11 Syracuse 78-62 over No. 6 San Diego State
9:50 p.m. — No. 3 West Virginia 84-67 No. 14 Morehead State
9:57 p.m. — No. 5 Villanova 73-63 over No. 12 Winthrop

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