The real madness begins with a full day of games Thursday, but two schools unfamiliar with the spotlight have the NCAA tournament stage all to themselves Tuesday night in Dayton. This year's opening-round game pits SWAC champion Arkansas-Pine Bluff against Big South champion Winthrop for a chance to play Duke later in the week.
Since these two teams get lumped together with the dreaded hyphen or slash in the big bracket, making it all the easier to overlook them, we're giving them their own time now. How much do you know about the two teams and the schools they represent?
(All answers for academic and history questions taken from the schools' respective Web sites.)