COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nexstar) – The big tournament is upon us, and Nexstar Nation is covering the action from venues across the country.

In Thursday’s edition of the Big Tournament, host Jerod Smalley heard from reporters covering games in Columbia, South Carolina; Hartford Connecticut; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Jacksonville, Florida.

First round NCAA tournament games are already underway and continue through Friday. The second round games will be played Saturday and Sunday.

Watch the entire program in the video above.

The Big Tournament streams live right here Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at noon EST.

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