Arizona State Basketball NCAA Tournament

First Four NCAA Tournament: Arizona State v Syracuse Live

DAYTON, Ohio — Two more teams will look to punch tickets into the First Round of the NCAA Tournament when the last pair of First Four NCAA Tournament game are played at the University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday night.

The opening game on the evening will go tip-off at 6:40 p.m. ET between 16th seeds North Carolina Central and Texas Southern.

Live coverage of this game will be on TruTV, while you can also stream the action online by clicking the link below.

**All the games will be broadcast live on either TruTV, CBS, TBS or TNT, and will also be streaming live on March Madness Live.**

The Eagles (19-15) come into this game on a five-game winning streak and beat Hampton 71-63 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament championship on Saturday.

Texas Southern (15-19) had a horrible start to season, which saw them losing their first 13 games of the campaign, but recovered in midseason to defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 84-69 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game on Saturday.

It was the second-straight year the Tigers, who are on a seven-game winning streak, were lifting the conference tournament crown.

The winner of the NC Central/Texas Southern battle will earn a First Round NCAA Tournament date against No. 1 seed Xavier (22-5) on Friday night at 7:20 p.m. ET on TBS.

Meanwhile, the featured game on the night will tip-off at 9:10 p.m. ET between the 11th seeds Arizona State and Syracuse.

Both teams had aspirations of making the NCAA Tournament an easier way, but struggled during the regular season and must considered themselves lucky to have secured a passage into this round.

The winner of this First Four game will take on sixth seed TCU (21-11) in the NCAA Tournament First Round on Friday night, live at 9:40 p.m. ET, on CBS.

March 14
UD Arena (Dayton, Ohio)
6:40 p.m. ET, TruTV: (16) North Carolina Central Eagles (19-15) vs. (16) Texas Southern Tigers (15-19)
9:10 p.m. ET, TruTV: (11) Arizona State Sun Devils (20-11) vs. (11) Syracuse Orange (20-13)

—Photo by Arizona State Sun Devils

Milton Blake, College Sports Writer

Milton Blake has been with SportingAlert since first launch. The former college basketball player enjoys covering college sports, with NCAA basketball mainly on his list.

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