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Friday’s Matchups to Watch in the N.C.A.A. Tournament

The women’s N.C.A.A. basketball tournament finally gets going, while we’re on our second day of first-round action for the men. Follow along with the bracket and live scores, and check out our picks for the Friday games we don’t want to miss (all times Eastern):

Women’s Tournament

No. 8 South Florida vs. No. 9 Marquette

11:30 a.m., ESPN2

The opening game of the women’s tournament features South Florida and Marquette, who played together in Conference USA and the Big East for 18 seasons but haven’t met since 2013. Marquette went 21-10 on the season, including a win over UConn in February.