The time is finally here for the 2023 March Madness Tournament at the MVP Arena in downtown Albany.  The stage is set and everyone is buzzing.  Over 15,000 people are coming for the first round according to our guy Bob Belber.  Everybody at the MVP Arena and with the MAAC have done a tremendous job setting this up and I can't wait to cover and watch the games.  Below is my quick take on on this from The Times Union:

If you don’t have a ticket to the NCAA Tournament games at MVP Arena, Thursday is the best day for you. All 8 teams practice starting with VCU at 11am and running all the way until 5pm. It’s a chance to see UConn’s Andre Jackson who played at Albany Academy and a Huskies team that could reach the Final 4. You can catch a glimpse of Iona head coach Rick Pitino before he heads to St. John’s. It’s free and open the public, and there could be a team from Albany that will make a deep run in the tournament. We have waited 18 years to get the First and Second Rounds of the Tournament back in the Capital Region, so take full advantage of being a part of it, even if you don’t a ticket for Friday or Sunday.

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MJ and I discussed the March Madness Albany Region earlier this morning right here on Big Board Sports.  Below is our full conversation on this.

Let the Madness begin and we should have four really awesome games on Friday for everyone to see in the Capital Region.

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