No more wait for field of 68

The curtain rose and the Big Dance officially got underway Tuesday, as the first two games of the NCAA tournament were played in Dayton. UNC-Asheville won the battle for a No. 16 seed, while Clemson prevailed to win a No. 12 seed. And in the NBA, the Bulls Rose up take sole possession of first in the Eastern Conference by defeating the Wizards. Here's what else you missed.

Updated: March 16, 2011, 7:12 AM ET
By Whitney Holtzman

Men's college basketball: The first game of the revamped 68-team NCAA tournament certainly didn't disappoint. It took overtime to decide which team would earn the No. 16 seed and advance to the second round. UNC-Asheville beat Arkansas-Little Rock 81-77 in the early First Four play-in game in Dayton. The Bulldogs will face Pitt, the top seed in the Southeast region, on Thursday in Washington D.C. ... The later First Four game was not as close. Clemson clobbered UAB, the regular-season Conference ...

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