Best Moments Of The NCAA Tournament’s First Four


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  • The NCAA Tournament just kicked off on Tuesday night with the First Four
  • In just 2 nights, it has already given college basketball fans plenty of memorable moments
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The NCAA Tournament kicked off on Tuesday with its First Four games and it has already given college basketball fans plenty of memorable moments in just 2 nights.

It all started with the moment fans wait for every year… the opening tip of game 1.

In the second half of the game, Texas Southern had this impressive chase down block that proved to be a turning point for them.

Then we got to watch as them celebrate after becoming the first team to win an NCAA Tournament game this season.

Indiana’s win over Wyoming was more of a defensive battle, but Trayce Jackson-Davis still managed to put on a show.

On Wednesday night, Wright State showed off their hops in a win over Bryant.

Trey Calvin also added this sick step-back to Wright State’s highlight reel.

Then we got to the final game of the First Four. Notre Dame took on Rutgers in possibly the best First Four game we’ve ever seen in the NCAA Tournament and one that certainly will be remembered for years to come. The game swung back and forth with neither team ever leading by more than 8 and would eventually head to overtime.

Before the game really got crazy, there was a fun moment where Rutgers head coach, Steve Pikiell, sent the team’s mascot to be interviewed by Jon Rothstein.

In overtime, the game really went nuts. With 51 seconds left in OT, Ron Harper Jr. hit this 3 to give Rutgers a 1 point lead.

Then Notre Dame did this to take the lead back.

Then this wild sequence gave fans even more extra basketball.

Late in the second OT, it was Ron Harper Jr once again stepping up with the big shot.

Finally, after the calendars had officially turned to St. Patrick’s Day on the east coast, the Irish found a winning bucket.

It has only been 2 days and college basketball fans have already gotten a great taste of the madness to come.