Some Things in Life Are Free – Like Nova Practice

College basketball fans with a bad case of March Madness can get their fix a day early.

All eight teams playing opening round NCAA Tournament games in Philadelphia will be holding open practices on Wednesday. Fans can get a sneak peak of Texas A&M, Tennessee-Chattanooga, BYU, UCLA, VCU, American University, UConn and Villanova.

The best part is that it's free (including parking).

It might only be practice -- that's right Allen Iverson we're talking about practice -- but it can be a great chance to cheer on tourney teams.

The Wachovia Center will be open to fans for team practices, according to Comcast-Spectacor's Eric Nemeth. Each practice is scheduled for 40 minutes.

The action (or lack thereof) is split into two segments.

The first session kicks off at noon and runs until about 3 p.m. Top-seeded UConn is the highlight of the first practices -- the Huskies take the floor at 2:15 p.m.

The second session kicks off at 4:25 p.m. with the hometown Villanova Wildcats taking the floor.

Here is the entire schedule:

12 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. Texas A&M

12:45 p.m. - 1:25 p.m. Chattanooga

1:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. BYU

2:15 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. UConn

4:25 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Villanova

5:10 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. UCLA

5:55 p.m. - 6:35 p.m. American

6:40 p.m. - 7:20 p.m. VCU

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