Two British players are involved in this year's NCAA men's college tournament which tips off on Thursday night.
Matthew Bryan-Amaning will start for the University of Washington, who will be underdogs in their first round meeting with Marquette. The Londoner is averaging 8.9 points and 5.9 rebounds in a much-improved junior season. MBA enters March Madness in the best form of his career, averaging 12.3 ppg, 7.7 rpg, shooting 61.5% and 1.4 bpg over his last 11 contests for the Pac-10 champions.
Fellow Londoner Hugh Barnett will likely warm the bench as Arkansas-Pine Bluff, who took a a 61-44 victory over Winthrop in the play-in game for the 64th and final spot on Tuesday, take on the mighty Duke University.