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First Four LIVE UPDATES: LIU Brooklyn vs. James Madison, Boise State vs. La Salle

03/20/2013 06:18 pm ET

The First Four is back for its second night. With another pair of games in Dayton on Wednesday, two more teams will clinch a spot in the field of 64 teams in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

No. 16 LIU Brooklyn (20-13, 12-6 NEC)
vs.
No. 16. James Madison (20-14, 11-7 CAA)
6:40 p.m. EST

No. 13 La Salle (21-9, 11-5 A 10)
vs.
No. 13 Boise State (21-10, 9-7 MWC)
9:10 p.m. EST

It seemed as if the NIT Tournament games were more exciting than the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Tuesday night. Can these four teams change that on Wednesday?

LIU Brooklyn and James Madison, winners of their conference tournament, will play for a chance to face the No. 1 Indiana Hooisers on Friday. The JMU Dukes will be without Rayshawn Goins, the team's scoring and rebounding leader, for the first half. He was suspended for the half after being arrested on Selection Sunday.

The winner of the second game between Boise State and La Salle will take on No. 4 Kansas State in the West Region. Both the Blackbird and Broncos can make school history by winning their first NCAA Tournament game.

"I want them to come in and just play loose, play guns-a-blazing," Boise State coach Leon Rice said, via USA Today.

Scroll down for live updates and CLICK HERE for a printable 2013 NCAA tournament bracket.

03/20/2013 11:15 PM EDT

La Salle Wins

On the school's birthday, La Salle celebrates with a 80-71 win over Boise State in the First Four.

03/20/2013 11:14 PM EDT

1-2

Thompson goes 1 of 2 from the line for Boise State, pulling them within seven. With La Salle back on the ball, Boise has to foul. Marks is out. Two made free throws and tick tock tick tock..

03/20/2013 11:12 PM EDT

Dangerous Pass, Big Payoff

With Boise pressing Peterson throws a loooong jump ball and Galloway goes up over Marks and pulls it down. He then scoots to the rim for the layup. It's an eight-point game.

03/20/2013 11:11 PM EDT

Crashing

Drmic rebounds his own miss .. and again.. and then Marks taps in the miss. It's a six-point game in the final minute. Timeout.

03/20/2013 11:10 PM EDT

Free Throw Time

Drmic fouls Garland and it's 1 and 1 for Explorers with 1:10... MAKE.. MAKE.. and the lead is 76-68 with 1:04

03/20/2013 11:08 PM EDT

Boise State To The Stripe

A loose ball foul on Peterson as he went for an offensive rebond sends Buckner to free throw line for the 1 and 1... MISS

03/20/2013 11:06 PM EDT

Missed Free Throws

Wright missed a pair and Marks comes back with short jumper. It's a six-point game!

03/20/2013 11:05 PM EDT

Getting Closer

Boise State is within striking distance at 74-66 with 2:30 to play. They are chasing the ball hard on defense but La Salle is moving it around the perimeter.

03/20/2013 10:59 PM EDT

Carrying The Load

Drmic hits another three. Wow that was deep on the right wing. Boise State again has the lead down to 9. But, on cue, Garland drives and scores. He's 9-10 from the field.

03/20/2013 10:58 PM EDT

Under 5 Minutes

Marks is a factor but is it too late? Boise State still has no answer for Garland and Galloway off the dribble. La Salle lead is 72-60 with 4:11 to go.

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