Practice times set for Wachovia Center

The eight teams coming to Philadelphia for the NCAA Tournament will have practice sessions Wednesday at the Wachovia Center. The sessions are free and open to the public. You do not need a ticket to the games to attend the practices.

Here is the practice schedule:

12 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.: Texas A&M
12:45 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.: Chattanooga
1:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.: BYU
2:15 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.: UConn
4:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.: Villanova
5:10 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: UCLA
5:55 p.m. - 6:35 p.m.: American
6:40 p.m. - 7:20 p.m.: VCU

Here is the game schedule for Thursday's first round:

12:30 p.m.: (8) BYU (25-7) vs. (9) Texas A&M (23-9)

Twenty minutes after conclusion of first game: (1) UCONN (27-4) vs. (16) Chattanooga (18-16)

7:20 p.m.: (3) Villanova (26-7) vs. (14) American (24-7)

Twenty minutes after conclusion of first game: (6) UCLA (25-8) vs. (11) VCU (24-9)

The winners will meet Saturday, with the Villanova/American winner playing UCLA/VCU winner at 1:05 p.m. and 20 minutes after conclusion of the first game, the winners of Connecticut/Chattanooga vs. BYU/Texas A&M will meet.

CBS has announced the broadcast team for the site: Dick Enberg, Carter Blackburn, Jay Bilas, Mark Wolff and Mark Grant.


For our look at eight players to watch at the Wachovia Center, click here.