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NCAA Basketball Bracket 2011: USC Opens On TruTV, UCLA In Prime Time With Michigan St.

Gambling's greatest week of the year is upon us, as the 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket has been set. This year is the first time the field has 68 teams, with a total of four play-in games (the NCAA wants to call that the "first round," but good luck with that). The USC Trojans play one of those play-in games, against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams on Wednesday night at 6:10 p.m. on TruTV. USC is battling for the right to be a No. 11 seed, which would get them a game on Friday night against Georgetown in Chicago.


Meanwhile, the UCLA Bruins, despite their early departure from the Pac-10 Tournament, nabbed a No. 7 seed, and will battle the Michigan St. Spartans on Thursday at 6:20 p.m. PST. A potential second-round matchup with Florida looms for the Bruins, a battle with the team that eliminated the first two of Ben Howland's three UCLA Final Four teams in 2006 and 2007.


For the full NCAA Tournament bracket and coverage, click here.