Tuesday's First Four game between at-large teams will set the winner up to be a massive underdog, but the winner of Wednesday's first four game between the California Golden Bears and South Florida Bulls might have some potential backers in the NCAA Tournament. Though neither team finished particularly strong in the regular season or their conference tournaments, both teams have plenty of talent and some quality wins under their belt.
South Florida incredibly got to the tournament without a single player averaging double-digit points per game. They're 328th in the country in points per game. California isn't as strong defensively as USF, but score at a much higher clip. They're led by Pac-12 Player of the Year Jorge Gutierrez and leading scorer Allen Crabbe.
Game Date/Time: Wednesday, March 14, 9:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Announcers: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Lewis Johnson
For more on the two teams, head to USF Bulls blog Voodoo Five and Cal Bears blog California Golden Blogs. For more coverage from this end of the bracket, keep it on our NCAA Tournament Midwest Region StoryStream. Stick around SB Nation's NCAA Tournament hub for a complete printable NCAA Tournament bracket and more.