By Skip Charles in Vegas

March Madness is officially here, and the First Four is just two days away.

The biggest favorite William Hill  for the first round? No. 1 seed Baylor,  26-point favorites over No. 16 seed Hartford. But it is a distinction that may not last. There’s no line set for No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga’s game, as it awaits the winner of Norfolk State and Appalachian State on Thursday:

First Four

Thursday, March 18
No. 16 Texas Southern (-2.5) vs. No. 16 Mount St. Mary’s — East Region
No. 16 Appalachian State (-3) vs. No. 16 Norfolk State — West Region
No. 11 Michigan State (-1) vs. No. 11 UCLA — East Region
No. 11 Wichita State (-2.5) vs. No. 11 Drake — West Region

Friday, March 19

First Round

South Region

No. 1 Baylor (-26) vs. No. 16 Hartford
No. 8 North Carolina (-2) vs. No. 9 Wisconsin
No. 5 Villanova (-6.5) vs. No. 12 Winthrop
No. 4 Purdue (-7.5) vs. No. 13 North Texas
No. 6 Texas Tech (-5) vs. No. 11 Utah State
No. 3 Arkansas (-9.5) vs. No. 14 Colgate
No. 7 Florida (-1) vs. No. 10 Virginia Tech
No. 2 Ohio State (-16.5) vs. No. 15 Oral Roberts

Midwest Region

No. 1 Illinois (-22.5) vs. No. 16 Drexel
No. 8 Loyola Chicago (-2.5) vs. No. 9 Georgia Tech
No. 5 Tennessee (-7.5) vs. No. 12 Oregon State
No. 4 Oklahoma State (-9.5) vs. No. 13 Liberty
No. 6 San Diego State (-2.5) vs. No. 11 Syracuse
No. 3 West Virginia (-12.5) vs. No. 14 Morehead State
No. 10 Rutgers (-1) vs. No. 7 Clemson
No. 2 Houston (-19.5) vs. No. 15 Cleveland State

Saturday, March 20

East Region

No. 1 Michigan vs. No. 16 Mount St. Mary’s/No. 16 Texas Southern
No. 8 LSU (-1.5) vs. No. 9 St. Bonaventure
No. 5 Colorado (-5) vs. No. 12 Georgetown
No. 4 Florida State (-11.5) vs. No. 13 UNC Greensboro
No. 6 BYU vs. No. 11 Michigan State/No. 11 UCLA
No. 3 Texas (-9) vs. No. 14 Abilene Christian
No. 7 UConn (-2) vs. No. 10 Maryland
No. 2 Alabama (-17.5) vs. No. 15 Iona

West Region

No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 16 Norfolk State/No. 16 Appalachian State
No. 8 Oklahoma (-2) vs. No. 9 Missouri
No. 5 Creighton (-7) vs. No. 12 UC Santa Barbara
No. 4 Virginia (-9) vs. No. 13 Ohio
No. 6 USC vs. No. 11 Wichita State/No. 11 Drake
No. 3 Kansas (-11) vs. No. 14 Eastern Washington
No. 7 Oregon (-6) vs. No. 10 VCU
No. 2 Iowa (-14.5) vs. No. 15 Grand Canyon