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NCAA Field, Schedule Announced for First and Second Rounds in Tucson
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 03/14/2005
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The University of Arizona will host a pair of 3, 6, 11 and 14 seeds in the men's basketball NCAA Tournament First and Second Rounds, the NCAA announced Sunday. First round action begins at 10:45 a.m. (MST) on Thursday, March 17.

Gonzaga and Oklahoma are both No. 3 seeds and will face No. 14 seeds Winthrop and Niagara, respectively. No. 6 seeds Texas Tech and Utah will play No. 11 seeds UCLA and Texas-El Paso.

Gonzaga, Texas Tech, UCLA and Winthrop are in the Albuquerque region, and Oklahoma, Utah, Texas-El Paso and Niagara are in the Austin region.

The game schedule and times for the first and second rounds at McKale Center are listed below. Complete NCAA Tournament information can be found at

NCAA First and Second Rounds
Tucson, Ariz. - McKale Center
(All times are MST)

Thursday, March 17
10:45 a.m. - No. 14 Niagara (20-9) vs. No. 3 Oklahoma (24-7)
1:15 p.m. (approximately) - No. 11 Texas-El Paso (27-7) vs. No. 6 Utah (27-5)
5:25 p.m. - No. 14 Winthrop (27-5) vs. No. 3 Gonzaga (25-4)
7:55 p.m. (approximately) - No. 11 UCLA (18-10) vs. No. 6 Texas Tech (20-10)

Saturday, March 19
Winthrop/Gonzaga Winner vs. UCLA/Texas Tech Winner (11:10 a.m. or  1:40 p.m.)
Niagara/Oklahoma Winner vs. Texas-El Paso/Utah Winner (11:10 a.m. or 1:40 p.m.)


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