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March Madness Bracket: The Field of 68

The field of 68 teams will be reduced to 64 after the 2014 First Four takes place in Dayton, Ohio on Tuesday night and Wednesday night this week, with Mount St. Mary's vs. Albany, North Carolina State vs. Xavier, Texas Southern vs. Cal Poly, and Tennessee vs. Iowa. Check out the latest betting odds for all of the upcoming NCAA Tournament betting matchups.

March Madness bracket action really begins on Thursday and Friday, with 32 games on the schedule and a wide assortment of NCAA Tournament betting lines at sportsbooks like Bovada. The 64 teams are cut down to 32 for the weekend, and then to the Sweet 16 for the second week of March Madness betting action. The Final Four is on April 5, with the title game April 7.

Here's a look at the complete bracket for the NCAA Tournament for this season:

First Four - Dayton, Ohio

(16) Mount St. Mary's vs (16) Albany
(12) North Carolina State vs (12) Xavier
(16) Texas Southern vs (16) Cal Poly
(11) Tennessee vs (11) Iowa

South Regional - Memphis, Tennessee

(16) Albany/Mount St. Mary's vs (1) Florida
(15) Eastern Kentucky vs (2) Kansas
(14) Western Michigan vs (3) Syracuse
(13) Tulsa vs (4) UCLA
(12) Stephen F. Austin vs (5) Virginia Commonwealth
(11) Dayton vs (6) Ohio State
(10) Stanford vs (7) New Mexico
(9) Pittsburgh vs (8) Colorado

West Regional - Anaheim, California

(16) Weber State vs (1) Arizona
(15) American University vs (2) Wisconsin
(14) Louisiana-Lafayette vs (3) Creighton
(13) New Mexico State vs (4) San Diego State
(12) North Dakota State vs (5) Oklahoma
(11) Nebraska vs (6) Baylor
(10) Brigham Young vs (7) Oregon
(9) Oklahoma State vs (8) Gonzaga

Midwest Regional - Indianapolis, Indiana

(16) Cal Poly/Texas Southern vs (1) Wichita State
(15) Wofford vs (2) Michigan
(14) Mercer vs (3) Duke
(13) Manhattan vs (4) Louisville
(12) North Carolina State/Xavier vs (5) Saint Louis
(11) Tennessee/Iowa vs (6) Massachusetts
(10) Arizona State vs (7) Texas
(9) Kansas State vs (8) Kentucky

East Regional - New York, New York

(16) Coastal Carolina vs (1) Virginia
(15) Milwaukee vs (2) Villanova
(14) North Carolina Central vs (3) Iowa State
(13) Delaware vs (4) Michigan State
(12) Harvard vs (5) Cincinnati
(11) Providence vs (6) North Carolina
(10) Saint Joseph's vs (7) Connecticut
(9) George Washington vs (8) Memphis

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The field of 68 teams will be reduced to 64 after the 2013 First Four takes place in Dayton, Ohio on Tuesday night and Wednesday night this week, with Middle Tennessee vs. Saint Mary's, Liberty vs. North Carolina A&T, Boise State vs. La Salle, and James Madison vs. Long Island. Check out the betting odds for those basketball betting contests.

The madness really begins on Thursday and Friday, with 32 games on the schedule and a wide assortment of NCAA Tournament prop bets at sportsbooks like Bovada. The 64 teams are cut down to 32 for the weekend, and then to the Sweet 16 for the second week of March Madness betting action. The Final Four is on April 6, with the title game on April 8.

Here's a look at the complete bracket for the NCAA Tournament for this season:

First Four – Dayton, Ohio

11 Middle Tennessee
11 Saint Mary's

16 Liberty
16 North Carolina A&T

13 Boise State
13 La Salle

16 James Madison
16 Long Island

Midwest Regional – Indianapolis, Indiana

01 Louisville
16 Liberty/North Carolina A&T

08 Colorado State
09 Missouri

05 Oklahoma State
12 Oregon

04 Saint Louis
13 New Mexico State

06 Memphis
11 Middle Tennessee/Saint Mary's

03 Michigan State
14 Valparaiso

07 Creighton
10 Cincinnati

02 Duke
15 Albany

South Regional – Arlington, Texas

01 Kansas
16 WKU

08 North Carolina
09 Villanova

05 VCU
12 Akron

04 Michigan
13 South Dakota State

06 UCLA
11 Minnesota

03 Florida
14 Northwestern State

07 San Diego State
10 Oklahoma

02 Georgetown
15 Florida Gulf Coast

East Regional – Washington, DC

01 Indiana
16 James Madison/Long Island

08 NC State
09 Temple

05 UNLV
12 California

04 Syracuse
13 Montana

06 Butler
11 Bucknell

03 Marquette
14 Davidson

07 Illinois
10 Colorado

02 Miami
15 Pacific

West Regional – Los Angeles, California

01 Gonzaga
16 Southern

08 Pittsburgh
09 Wichita State

05 Wisconsin
12 Mississippi

04 Kansas State
13 Boise State/La Salle

06 Arizona
11 Belmont

03 New Mexico
14 Harvard

07 Notre Dame
10 Iowa State

02 Ohio State
15 Iona

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Selection Sunday is gone and the 2012 March Madness bracket is alive. Bracket contest gurus and college basketball bettors now have a slew of 36 games to handicap.

From the First Four play-in games on Tuesday and Wednesday to tipoff on Thursday and Friday, all the matchups are set. And by Monday, March Madness odds on every game will be available as well.

Do you like Western Kentucky or Mississippi Valley State in the first play-in game? How about Cal or South Florida in the final play-in game? And what about NCAA Tournament props? There are literally thousands of them available to spice up your Madness wagering.

FIRST FOUR (Dayton)

Tuesday, March 13
Mississippi Valley State vs. Western Kentucky
BYU vs. Iona

Wednesday, March 14
Lamar vs. Vermont
California vs. USF

SOUTH (Atlanta)

Louisville
Thursday, March 15
No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 16 Mississippi Valley State/Western Kentucky winner
No. 8 Iowa State vs. No. 9 Connecticut

Portland
Thursday, March 15
No. 5 Wichita State vs. No. 12 Virginia Commonwealth
No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 13 New Mexico State

Albuquerque
Thursday, March 15
No. 6 UNLV vs. No. 11 Colorado
No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 South Dakota State

Greensboro
Friday, March 16
No. 7 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Xavier
No. 2 Duke vs. No. 15 Lehigh

WEST (Phoenix)

Columbus
Friday, March 16
No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 16 LIU Brooklyn
No. 8 Memphis vs. No. 9 Saint Louis

Portland
Thursday, March 15
No. 5 New Mexico vs. No. 12 Long Beach State
No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 Davidson

Louisville
Thursday, March 15
No. 6 Murray State vs. No. 11 Colorado State
No. 3 Marquette vs. No. 14 BYU/Iona winner

Omaha
Friday, March 16
No. 7 Florida vs. No. 10 Virginia
No. 2 Missouri vs. No. 15 Norfolk State

EAST (Boston)

Pittsburgh
Thursday, March 15
No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 16 UNC-Asheville
No. 8 Kansas State vs. No. 9 Southern Miss

Albuquerque
Thursday, March 15
No. 5 Vanderbilt vs. No. 12 Harvard
No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 Montana

Nashville
Friday, March 16
No. 6 Cincinnati vs. No. 11 Texas
No. 3 Florida State vs. No. 14 St. Bonaventure

Pittsburgh
Thursday, March 15
No. 7 Gonzaga vs. No. 10 West Virginia
No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 15 Loyola (MD)

MIDWEST (St. Louis)

Greensboro
Friday, March 16
No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 16 Lamar/Vermont winner
No. 8 Creighton vs. No. 9 Alabama

Nashville
Friday, March 16
No. 5 Temple vs. No. 12 California/USF winner
No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 13 Ohio

Columbus
Friday, March 16
No. 6 San Diego State vs. No. 11 NC State
No. 3 Georgetown vs. No. 14 Belmont

Omaha
Friday, March 16
No. 7 Saint Mary's vs. No. 10 Purdue
No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 15 Detroit