The Latest on Selection Sunday: NCAAs start with SWAC vs NEC

Colgate players celebrate beating Loyola (Md.), in an NCAA college basketball game in the finals of the Patriot League tournament, Sunday, March 14, 2021, in Hamilton, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Munson)
Colgate players celebrate beating Loyola (Md.), in an NCAA college basketball game in the finals of the Patriot League tournament, Sunday, March 14, 2021, in Hamilton, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Munson) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

The latest from the NCAA Tournament's Selection Sunday (all times EDT):

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The first game of the NCAA Tournament's First Four will be between SWAC champion Texas Southern and Northeast Conference champ Mount St. Mary's on Thursday at 5:10 p.m. at Indiana's Assembly Hall in Bloomington. The game will be broadcast on truTV.

CBS and Turner Sports announced the tipoff times for the First Four and Friday and Saturday's 32 first-round games. The First Four's main event featuring for national champions UCLA and Michigan State is slated to tipoff at 9:57 p.m. ET at Purdue's Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana. Bruins-Spartans will be on TBS.

The first round starts at 12:15 p.m. Friday at Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse with a South Region matchup between No, 7 seed Florida and No. 10 seed Virginia Tech.

The first No. 1 seed to play will be Illinois, the top seed in the Midwest. The Ilini face Drexel at Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis at 1:15 p.m.

All games will be televised on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.