03/15/2012 09:07 pm ET

NCAA Tournament LIVE UPDATES: Ohio State, UConn, Indiana In Action On Thursday Night

Capping a typically frantic first Thursday in the NCAA Tournament, the last quartet of games feature some of the top programs in the nation.

The defending champion UConn Huskies take on the Iowa State Cyclones while the No. 2 seed (East) Buckeyes of the Ohio State University begin a planned march toward New Orleans with a game against No. 15 Loyola. Another midwestern power, the Indiana Hoosiers, will open their tournament in the South Region against the New Mexico State. The latest scheduled start of the night belongs to UNLV and Colorado, a pair of western clubs duking it out at the Pit in Albuquerque.

Stay tuned for live updates from all four games:

03/16/2012 12:50 AM EDT

Hits the second. Game over. COLORADO WINS 68-64. AND GOODNIGHT!

03/16/2012 12:49 AM EDT

Unbelievable. Missed the first free throw...

03/16/2012 12:49 AM EDT

8.4 seconds left. COLO has the ball and ges fouled with 5.5 left.

03/16/2012 12:46 AM EDT

UNLV hits another 3 to cut it to 67-64 but it seems to be too late.

03/16/2012 12:44 AM EDT

Wallace takes a deep 3-pointer and misses. Colorado is heading back to the line and this one should be over.

03/16/2012 12:43 AM EDT

Booker misses the first free throw. Makes the second. 64-59.

03/16/2012 12:43 AM EDT

Hawkins his a long 3-pointer and then UNLV fouls immediately. 63-59 CO with 38 seconds left.

03/16/2012 12:41 AM EDT

Another bad look for UNLV. Moser fouls out. This one might be over. 51.6 seconds left and UNLV down six.

03/16/2012 12:40 AM EDT

Booker inexplicably steps on the line and gives the Rebels the ball back with 1:08 left.

03/16/2012 12:40 AM EDT

Offensive foul on on UNLV, down by six now. 1:10 left.