NCAA Bracket Update 2011: The Latest Scores, Predictions and Updates

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NCAA Bracket Update 2011: The Latest Scores, Predictions and Updates
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Here we go. The first game of the 2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament has been completed in Dayton, Ohio with UNC-Asheville defeating Ark.-Little Rock 81-77 in overtime for the right to be the Southeast's No. 16-seed and play Pittsburgh in the first round.

Clemson and UAB play next to see who will face West Virginia in the first round as the No. 12 seed in the East.

With the tournament underway, the madness is welcome to unfold. By Thursday, we'll have the final field of 64 set. There is plenty more to figure out than just what teams will still be playing.

There are players with injuries aiming for comebacks to help their teams advance. No. 1-seed Duke hopes to get back super freshman Kyrie Irving. Florida State's Chris Singleton is eyeing a return. Purdue paid out a suspension. How will these unfolding stories affect these teams?

Pittsburgh now knows that it will play UNC-Asheville in the first round and can begin preparing for that matchup. West Virginia finds out whom its first-round opponent is later tonight. The Mountaineers will surely be watching along with the rest of us to find out whom the No. 12-seed in the East bracket will be. 

There are three more play-in games to get ready for and 32 first-round games.

Here's the latest news, updates and predictions for the NCAA tournament.

For a printable bracket of this year's NCAA Tournament, see here. For all you need to know about this year's NCAA Tournament, see here.

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