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March Madness: Today's 2018 NCAA tournament round one schedule, results

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NEW YORK --  Round one of the 2018 NCAA men's basketball tournament started Thursday at 12:15 p.m. ET. Some brackets were torched early with the Miami Hurricanes and Oklahoma Sooners eliminated in the first round of action. Find all the latest scores and times for Friday's action below.

Tournament rankings and predictions for your picks

Before you fill out your bracket, our friends at CBS Sports have ranked all 64 teams in the tournament and have expert predictions and analysis to help fill out your bracket like a pro.View all the analysts' brackets online for your last-minute madness. 

SportsLine's bracket prediction simulator, which went 27-5 for the first round last year, predicts several upsets. It's algorithm ran every possible matchup through a computer simulation 10,000 times. The team that won over half the simulations was selected to advance.

NCAA Tournament schedule today

The first round has begun! Full schedule below. All times Eastern.

First round: Friday, March 16

First round: Thursday, March 15

The Final Four is set for March 31 and April 2 in San Antonio. Shortly after that, a commission led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to deliver recommendations from an investigation triggered by an FBI probe that led to charges last fall against assistant coaches, agents, employees of apparel companies and others.

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