The round of 64 in the March Madness 2015 Tournament kicks off Thursday, March 19 in various arenas across the nation. It’s 32 games in 48 hours and when it’s all said and done the field of 64 will be cut in half. The nightcap game for the West bracket is No. 2 Arizona and No. 15 Texas Southern.
Last year Arizona started the season on a 21-game win streak and earned a No. 1 seed in the tournament. The Wildcats advanced to the Elite Eight where they fell to Wisconsin, 64-63 in overtime. Fast-forward to this season and Arizona is headed back to the NCAA Tournament for its 32nd appearance in 64 years. The Wildcats’ 80-52 win over Oregon gave them their first Pac-12 Championship since 2002 and an automatic bid to the Big Dance.
Arizona is heading into tournament play with a 31-3 overall and 16-2 in the Pac-12 record. The Wildcats open up play against No. 15 Texas Southern.
After finishing as the regular season Southwestern Athletic Conference champs, the Tigers clenched an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament after beating Southern, 62-58, in the SWAC Tournament Championship. Texas Southern made it to the NCAA Tournament last season, but never made it past the First Four. They head into action posting a 22-12 overall and 16-2 in the SWAC record.
But before that happens, here’s how to watch Arizona vs. Texas Southern online and on mobile:
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Fans looking to keep up with the coverage on their mobile or tablet can see it for free on the March Madness app.