One of the coolest parts of hosting the NCAA basketball tournament is the fact the Wednesday practices are free and open to the public. Even parking is free on the west side of Albertsons Stadium on the Taco Bell side.

Practices (open to media and general public)

11-11:40 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UNC Greensboro

11:45 a.m.-12:25 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . South Dakota State

12:30-1:10 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gonzaga

1:15-1:55 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ohio State

3:25-4:05 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kentucky

4:10-4:50 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Arizona

4:55-5:35 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Davidson

5:40-6:20 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buffalo

As you can see each team only works out for about 40 minutes and that's just to get used to the arena, lights, baskets etc. Each team handles the workout in different ways but for many it'll just be a laid back walk thru but none the less it's an opportunity to eyeball the players and coaches up close and personal.

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