Georgetown’s Aaron Bowen reacts after a basket. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Today’s the day. The 2015 NCAA tournament is underway and you can take it all in from right here. Each day the Post will compile the best of the bracket, from the day’s top upset bets to on-site reporting of the night’s final buzzer beater.

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Thursday: Round of 64

Latest Updates

Hoyas take care of business

Fourth-seeded Georgetown builds a big lead against No. 13 Eastern Washington, then holds on for the win. (Read More)

N.C. State had a game-winning shot, but LSU had many more game-losing misses

It says everything about how crazy Thursday’s NCAA tournament action was that BeeJay Anya’s game-winning shot for N.C. State was nowhere close to the lead story. (Read More)

Cincinnati’s Troy Caupain’s incredible shot sets up a win

The guard’s buzzer-beating effort spun around and hung on the rim for what seemed like an an eternity before sending the game into overtime. (Read More)

Meet an atypical Cinderella: Ohio State

At one point earlier this season, they were a potential Final Four candidate — but facing No. 7 VCU, Thad Matta’s squad, a No. 10 seed, was indeed the underdog. (Read More)

Late layup means nothing to VCU, plenty to gamblers

If the Rams couldn’t beat Ohio State, they did the next best thing — cover the spread. (Read More)

Russell carries Ohio State to overtime win over VCU

The star freshman scores 28 points to overcome the Rams’ frenzied defense, 75-72. (Read More)

Russell gets bloody, then gets the last laugh

Ohio State’s freshman star stayed in the game and helped upset Doug Brooks and VCU. (Read More)

Iowa State and Baylor, on the other side of March Madness

For every famous Cinderella celebration in the NCAA tournament, there is the telltale hush in the locker rooms of the fallen favorite. (Read More)

For Larry Brown and SMU, loss is ‘pretty heartbreaking’

Game No. 2,593 for the Hall of Fame coach, a loss to UCLA on a controversial goaltending call, is one of the strangest. (Read More)

A closer look at the UCLA Bruins

The Bruins aren’t your typical 11th-seed Cinderella, but they could be poised for a run after squeaking past No. 6 SMU. (Read More)

Bobby Hurley shows Buffalo where he’s been

The coach has used his championship ring earned in his playing days at Duke as a talisman to inspire his first-time NCAA tournament team. (Read More)

Notes from the Charlotte tournament pod

Belmont talks Virginia, Tom Izzo won’t complain about Michigan State’s seeding, and more from Duke and Georgia’s media availability. (Read More)

Terps keep it light at practice in Columbus

“It’s good to be back,” Coach Mark Turgeon said of the NCAA tournament, and the upbeat mood carried over to his team during the workout at Nationwide Arena. (Read More)

Brackets are breaking everywhere

Upsets by Georgia State, UAB have shredded hopes for a perfect bracket, with just 0.27 percent of CBS entries, and 0.7 percent of ESPN entries still flawless. (Read More)

Georgia State Panthers on the prowl for another win

Why the Hunters, Kevin Ware and Ryan Harrow can keep the surprising run going. (Read More)

Blazers shock Cyclones for tournament’s first upset

UAB won its first NCAA tournament game since 2005 and pulled off the first major upset of this year’s event with a 60-59 upset of No. 3 Iowa State in Louisville, Ky. (Read More)

Cinderella gets dressed, Iowa State goes home

The first sad faces of March belong to the Cyclones, writes Chuck Culpepper from Louisville. (Read More)

Why Cinderella UAB is likely done dancing

One win was a stunner and the Blazers will be hardpressed to do it again, regardless of their Round of 32 foe. (Read More)

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Northeastern blows upset bid

Huskies had an open man rolling to the rim … but they missed him, allowing the Irish to hold on. (Read More)

UAB busts a lot of brackets by beating Iowa State

Cyclones were most popular No. 3 seed to reach Final Four in ESPN brackets. (Read More)

Mo’s got momentum for VCU

Alexandria, Va., native Mo Alie-Cox’s expanded role late in the regular season has been a key development for the Rams. (Read More)

Will Mike Brey, Notre Dame disappoint again?

Irish coach has one of the worst tournament records when it comes to losing to lower seeds. (Read More)

Will refs’ whistles make difference in NCAA tournament?

Every time a referee blows a whistle, the game clock is automatically stopping for the first time. (Read More)

Juan Dixon explains why Terps fans love Dez Wells

Fans are flocking to his banner. (Read More)

UNC’s Nate Britt reflects on Gonzaga’s WCAC title

As Nate Britt prepares for his second NCAA tournament appearance with North Carolina on Thursday, the one-time Gonzaga player can draw inspiration for a title run from the ascent of his former school to the WCAC championship last month. (Read More)

Fancy Stats: Thursday’s pivotal player matchups

The one-on-one battles that could define the first day of the tournament. (Read More)

For NCAA tournament teams, wins equal money

The payout rules are complicated but enticing. Even if your college basketball team doesn’t win a game, you win $1.67 million. A round-of-16 appearance rakes in almost $5 million. A Final Four run? $8.3 million. (Read More)

Kentucky fan gets ’40-0′ tattoo

They’re the favorites and all, but isn’t this a little hasty? (Read More)

Power ranking celebrity NCAA tournament brackets

Celebrities, they’re just like us, filling out NCAA tournament brackets and everything. Here’s a look at how the boldfaced names are picking the NCAA tournament. (Read More)

Hill soaks in experience at Northeastern

Two weeks before the start of his first collegiate season, Hill dislocated and fractured his thumb, forcing him to redshirt the year. Now he’s back in uniform and soaking up the experience as a reserve on the Huskies as they open NCAA tournament play Thursday against Notre Dame.  (Read More)

Kevin Ware wishes he was playing Louisville

The day Kevin Ware has awaited for so long is here, as the former Cardinal is back in the tournament at Georgia State. (Read More)

Quick: How many teams have gone into March Madness undefeated? How many Americans will bet on the NCAA men's basketball tournament? Here are some of the most mind-blowing numbers about March Madness. (Gillian Brockell/The Washington Post)

Last-second bracket tips

Cheat Sheet: Last-minute bracket advice

Need a morning cram session to sort out your pool picks? Get the best advice on upsets, safest seeds, best title bets and more with our comprehensive cheat sheet. (Read More)

First-round ATS pick tips

Which teams look like winners in the Round of 64? (Read More)

Thursday’s best games

Find out where to focus your attention and sneak the most satisfying peeks when your boss isn’t looking. (Read More)

How to find truTV

It’s an annual question. And we’ve got the annual answer. (Read More)

Fancy Stats: Upset Watch

The underdogs most likely to advance on Day 1. (Read More)

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Fancy Stats: Projecting close calls, blowouts

The numbers say that Texas should be a tough out for Butler. (Read More)

The Post's Mike Hume and Dan Steinberg join host Gene Wang to break down the 2015 NCAA tournament bracket and predict the Cinderella teams and first-round upsets. (Post Sports Live/The Washington Post)

Pregame Reads

Get up to speed with The Post’s writers in the field.

Terps expect challenge from Valparaiso’s front court

The Crusaders have rare size for a mid-major, with three starters 6 feet 8 or taller – and they hope that will translate into matchup problems for Maryland on both ends of the floor. (Read M0re)

Will the ‘old Justin’ Anderson return in time for U-Va.?

The standout wing player is back from injury, but questions remain about his health and how it will affect the Cavaliers. (Read More)

Terps enter tournament holding three aces

The team’s “big three” of Melo Trimble, Dez Wells and Jake Layman provides a multitude off options on offense. (Read More)

Georgetown’s Joshua Smith goes home again

The senior center will play in front of 40 friends and family members in the final NCAA tournament of his career. (Read More)

Hoyas want to put a stake through reputation

Georgetown has been knocked out of the NCAAs by double-digit seeds in their last five appearances, something they want to avoid this year. (Read More)

Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell, the tournament’s must-watch player

If any player in this year’s tournament joins the list of stars who single-handedly lug their teams deep into March – think Danny Manning, Carmelo Anthony and even Shabazz Napier last year – Russell may be the best candidate. (Read More)

Why is Shaka Smart still at VCU?

The answer lies in his own college experience, and in the program he has helped build in Richmond. (Read More)

Unlikely path least EWU coach back to Georgetown

In the summer of 1989, when he was an undergrad at Asuza Pacific,Eastern Washington Coach Jim Hayford lived in Darnall Hall on Georgetown’s campus. (Read More)

Harvey could rekindle memories of Steph Curry for Hoyas

Eastern Washington’s star scorer is capable of torching the nets. (Read More)