The South Florida Bulls are playing what is technically a second round game on Friday, but most will likely see their first win over the California Golden Bears as a victory to get them into the tournament, not into the second round. The tournament proper stars in Nashville against the Temple Owls, who won a very competitive Atlantic 10 this season.
It's a classic clash of styles. Temple have talented guards who like to push the pace, while South Florida are a long team that wants to slow the game down. They imposed their style of play on California while scoring at a higher rate than usual, but Temple should provide them with a tougher test.
Game Date/Time: Friday, March 16, 9:50 p.m. ET
Venue: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Announcers: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Lewis Johnson
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