Updated: Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013, 1:23 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013, 5:57 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - March Madness officially begins this week and the Butler Bulldogs arrived in Lexington, Kentucky in anticipation of their date with Bucknell on Thursday.
They are the first Indiana team to play in the NCAA Tournament this season.
It will be a busy day on Wednesday for the team. They will meet with the media at 12:50 p.m., followed by an open practice at Rupp Arena at 1:30 p.m.
WISH-TV' s Amanda Maynard will be with the team throughout the tournament for all your latest Butler news.
The Bulldogs take on Bucknell at 12:40 p.m.Thursday.
The Bulldogs will also have other big news.
24-Hour-News 8 told you a couple of weeks ago that Butler will be leaving the A-10 conference and will join the Catholic 7 schools in the new Big East basketball conference.
The conference is expected to make it official Wednesday at a news conference.
24-Hour News 8 will have a live report on the Bulldogs' day in Lexington at 5 p.m.