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NCAA Tournament: Tip time, TV info, odds announced for Arizona’s opener vs. Princeton

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Make those long, late lunch reservations for Thursday now, Wildcat Nation, because Arizona’s NCAA Tournament opener will be an afternoon delight.

The UA’s first-round game against Princeton is set for a 1:10 p.m. MST tip on Thursday and will air on TNT. Brad Nessler, Brendan Haywood and Dana Jacobsen will call the game from the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif.

As the No. 2 seed in the South Region, Arizona (28-6) is also a heavy favorite over the 15th-seeded Tigers (21-8). Per DraftKings Sportsbook, the line has opened at 13.5 and has an over/under of 154.5, with Arizona at -2100 on the moneyline.

Fresh off its second consecutive Pac-12 Tournament title, which is won 61-59 over UCLA on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Arizona’s odds to win the NCAA championship currently sit at +1600. That’s seventh-best among the 68 teams in the tourney, and the Wildcats’ +380 odds to win the South Region trail only top overall seed Alabama (+190).

No. 7 seed Missouri and No. 10 Utah State are set to play the first game in Sacramento, tipping at 10:40 a.m. MST, so if that game runs long the UA/Princeton matchup could start later.