24 hours to madness - Little Caesars Arena ready for NCAA regional

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Open practices took place Thursday inside Little Caesars Arena.

Excitement is ramping up on the eve of the LCA hosting its first NCAA tournament action. 

While the games are set to take place Friday, the finishing touches for preparations were made today.

Ryan Ermanni went downtown to check it out and ran into some Purdue fans including a legendary former Boilermakers coach - watch the video above.

As for the games on Friday at LCA here is what is on tap:

East Region

No. 2 Purdue (28-6) vs. No. 15 Cal State-Fullerton (20-11), 12:40 p.m.

No. 7 Arkansas (20-9) vs. No. 10 Butler (20-13), approx. 3:10 p.m.

Midwest Region

No. 3 Michigan State (29-4) vs. No. 14 Bucknell (25-9)

No. 6 TCU (22-11) vs. No. 11 Arizona State or Syracuse