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
- Missed FTs, late pass cost New Mexico State in 78-77 loss to Auburn
- Auburn hangs on in wild final minute to edge New Mexico State
- Tired Auburn Tigers slip past the Aggies; former Ute Zamora hits clutch shot
(4) Kansas 87, (13) Northeastern 53Comment on this story
- Kansas overpowers Northeastern 87-53 in Salt Lake NCAA Tournament action
- Northeastern’s normally solid 3-point shooting taken away by Kansas
(1) Gonzaga 87, (16) Fairleigh Dickinson 49
- Gonzaga gets another blowout victory with 38-point romp over Fairleigh Dickinson
- Brad Rock: Fairleigh Dickinson believed in miracles, Gonzaga didn't in NCAA Tournament's first round
- Band-Aide: There's a reason why Fairleigh Dickinson's pep band looked an awful lot like Utah's