St. Louis (KSDK) -- It's an exciting day in the NCAA Tournament for people living in St. Louis as the Saint Louis University Billikens and the Mizzou Tigers play their first games of the tournament.
The nine seed Billikens will take on eight seed Memphis in Columbus, Ohio. Tip-off is at 5:30 p.m.
It will be SLU's first tournament appearance in 12 years.
The number two seed Mizzou Tigers will take on 15 seed Norfolk State at 3:40 p.m. in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Tigers are coming off a Big 12 Championship title and are 30-4 on the season.
The Billiken mascot joined NewsChannel 5's Pat McGongigle at The Dubliner Friday morning ahead of the game. Click on the video player to watch his report.