March Madness 2022: Thursday's live updates as NCAA Tournament chaos begin

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Written by sidhanta

Among the featured matchups on the men's side: No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga begins its quest for an elusive championship as it takes on No. 16 Georgia State. 

The Bears play Norfolk State in an East Region matchup, and in the Midwest Region, the Jayhawks play in the day's latest tipoff as they entertain

Michigan, which barely squeaked into the 68-team field, starts off the action Thursday at 12:15 p.m. ET as it faces a dangerous Colorado State team and its Mountain West player of the year David Roddy. 

Other intriguing matchups include No. 9 Memphis against No. 8 Boise State in the West Region and the always dangerous 5-12 slate, with New Mexico State and Connecticut battling it out.  

On the women's side, Longwood battles Mount Saint Marry's in a battle for the No. 16 seed (7 p.m.) while Missouri State takes on Florida State for the No. 11 seed. 

The 13-4 matchup is usually ripe for an upset, and the public settled on South Dakota State over Big East champ Providence this year. 

Jones averaged 10.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game this season. Eli Brooks, Frankie Collins and Kobe Bufkin are expected to assume a majority of the ball-handling duties.