For the first weekend of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, the eight teams travelled to Albany.

The eight teams coming to MVP Arena later this week were revealed as part of the field's presentation on Sunday night 

The games on Friday and Sunday that celebrate the NCAA men's basketball tournament's return to Albany  

The last time Albany hosted the NCAA men's basketball tournament was in 2003. 

The Sweet 16 and Final Eight games of that year's tournament were played in Albany, where Syracuse, under the leadership of Carmelo 

After going 14-0 to open the season, head coach Dan Hurley's squad lost five of six games in January, which dropped them to No. 2 nationally. 

UConn bounced back to place fourth in the Big East and enter the tournament with a 25-8 record.