Gonzaga practices at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in preparation for their NCAA March Madness game with Fairleigh Dickinson.

SALT LAKE CITY — The 2019 NCAA Tournament is on the horizon, and Salt Lake City will be one of the main hubs of action over the first few days of the event.

Four games will be played at Vivint Arena on Thursday, and the winners of those will comprise the two matchups that will take place on Saturday, with those winners earning spots in the Sweet 16.

Here is a game-by-game preview of the four contests that will take place on Thursday.

(5) Auburn 78, (12) New Mexico State 77

(4) Kansas 87, (13) Northeastern 53

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(1) Gonzaga 87, (16) Fairleigh Dickinson 49

(9) Baylor 78, (8) Syracuse 69