March Madness 2012 kicks off today (Thursday, March 15, 2012) and I know a lot of you mixed martial arts (MMA) Maniacs dropped a few dimes on the college basketball games that comprise this year's tournament.
If you haven't done so already, make sure you download your printable bracket right here.
While we won't be updating this thread with live results, feel free to keep the chatter going in our live discussion thread below. That's also the place to take a stand and lay out this year's projected upsets, Cinderella stories, etc.
Here's Thursday's 16-game schedule:
Murray State vs. Colorado State, 12:15 p.m. ET, CBS
Kansas State vs. Southern Miss, 12:40 p.m. ET, truTV
Louisville vs. Davidson, 1:40 p.m. ET, TBS
Wisconsin vs. Montana, 2:10 p.m. ET, TNT
Marquette vs. BYU, 2:45 p.m. ET (tentative), CBS
Syracuse vs. UNC Asheville, 3:20 p.m. ET (tentative), truTV
New Mexico vs. Long Beach St., 4:20 p.m. ET (tentative), TBS
Vanderbilt vs. Harvard, 4:40 p.m. ET (tentative), TNT
Kentucky vs. Western Kentucky, 6:50 p.m. ET, TBS
Wichita State vs. VCU, 7:15 p.m. ET, CBS
Gonzaga vs. West Virginia, 7:20 p.m. ET, TNT
Baylor vs. South Dakota State, 7:27 p.m. ET, truTV
Iowa State vs. Connecticut, 9:20 p.m. ET, TBS
Indiana vs. New Mexico State, 9:20 p.m. ET (tentative), CBS
Ohio State vs. Loyola Maryland, 9:50 p.m. ET (tentative), TNT
UNLV vs. Colorado, 9:57 p.m. ET (tentative), truTV
Be sure to check back tomorrow for the day two line-up and a full list of all participating teams. In the meantime, let's get some predictions and forecasts for this year's tournament.
Which hoops squad has the goods to get to the gold?