NCAA Tournament 2016: Winners and Losers of Day 1

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NCAA Tournament 2016: Winners and Losers of Day 1
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Florida Gulf Coast didn't give an inch against Fairleigh Dickinson on Tuesday in Dayton.

Day 1 of the 2016 NCAA tournament is officially in the books after a pair of First Four games in Dayton, Ohio.

In Tuesday's first contest, Florida Gulf Coast hammered Fairleigh Dickinson, 96-65, while Wichita State pulled away from Vanderbilt in the second half of the nightcap for a 70-50 victory.

The reward for No. 16 seed Florida Gulf Coast is a first-round matchup in Raleigh, North Carolina, against the the No. 1 seed in the East Region—the UNC Tar Heels. Tournament-tested Wichita State, a No. 11 seed, is headed to the South Region for a date with No. 6 seed Arizona. 

Overall, it was a great way to kick off the NCAA tournament. While the final scores of the first two games weren't especially close, both featured moments worthy of this time of year.

Here are the winners and losers from the first day of the Big Dance. 

 

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