Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex employee DArrell Alldredge puts a final coat of paint on the goal post Wednesday morning in preparation for this weekend’s NCAA Regional Tournament. First round games start Friday at 12:15 p.m. with Tennessee (29-4) vs. American (22-11), then 30 minutes later, Butler (29-3) vs. South Alabama (26-6). At 7:10 p.m. 
Oklahoma (22-11) vs. Saint Joseph’s (21-12), and 30 minutes after the end of that game, Louisville (24-8) vs. Boise State (26-6).