Kansas and Michigan State are also in action as two of the more popular picks each March. Murray State's Ja Morant is going up against Marquette's Markus Howard, giving fans two stars head to head. The action begins just after noon Eastern with seventh-seeded Louisville playing No. 10 seed Minnesota. Minnesota is coached by Richard Pitino , the son of disgraced Cardinals coach Rick Pitino.
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