The 2012 NCAA Tournament began official Tuesday, however, everybody knows today is the day that everybody gets excited for. And for Syracuse Orange basketball fans their team's March Madness run begins today too, as the No. 1-seeded Orange face the No. 16 UNC-Asheville Bulldogs at approximately 3:10 p.m. ET on truTV.
The contest will follow the game between the No. 8 Kansas St. Wildcats and No. 9 Southern Miss. Golden Eagles, which tips off at 12:40 p.m. ET on truTV. The winners of the two games will face each other in the Round of 32 on Saturday.
Here's the game time, TV schedule and betting odds:
Location: CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Game time: Approximately 3:10 p.m. ET
TV information: truTV
Online stream/watch live: March Madness official webpage
Betting odds: Syracuse is 15-point favorites.
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