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NCAA Tournament 1st Round Day 1 Open Thread: Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Utah Utes

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Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Gameday! Here we go fans! Today is the tip off for the NCAA Tournament, and the Runnin' Utes are taking on the Fresno State Bulldogs for the right to advance to the second round. Utah's looking to improve on their Sweet-16 run from just a year ago, but no doubt, it will be a battle.

The Bulldogs present plenty of challenges, which we covered earlier this week. Fresno State is a team Utah should beat. Utah's bigger, they're deeper, and they're more talented, but of course, as we've seen in the NCAA Tournament that doesn't really matter.

There are plenty of questions for Utah fans to look out for as they're watching this game. First and foremost, can the Utes get Jakob Poeltl the ball, and will he stay out of foul trouble. He's been really good overall staying foul-free for much of the season. At times, however, the guards have forgotten to give him the ball. Also, will the perimeter guys be able to keep the floor spread out to be able to give Jakob open looks in the paint? Three point shooting is always important in the NCAA Tournament. Lastly, can Utah stay turnover free? If they do that, they'll be in good shape!

Join us here, as we chat about all the NCAA Tournament action, especially the Runnin' Utes as they tip off against FSU.

As always, GO UTES!