Eighth-seeded George Mason is taking on ninth-seeded Villanova in an East Region first-round game in Cleveland.

The Patriots find themselves in an unfamiliar position: favored in an NCAA tournament game. The Wildcats are hoping to end a five-game losing streak.

TV: TNT.

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