The conference tournaments are over. Teams are sitting by in anticipation. After a long wait, Selection Sunday is finally here. This is the day the NCAA Tournament selection committee will hand down its field of 68 teams and a final bracket.
I hate to break it to you before it happens, but your favorite team will get a lower seed than it deserved. And your team’s first round matchup will, without question, be the worst possible matchup. You might even use the word “rigged” to describe it.
But this is March, after all. If your team is fortunate enough to land in the field of 68, then it’s just a cherry on top of the most wonderful time of year in college hoops.
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The field for the NCAA Tournament will be announced on Sunday, March 12 during the CBS Selection Sunday Show. Below is information on how to watch the bracket reveal.
How to watch
When: Sunday, March 12 - 5:30 p.m. ET
Live stream: March Madness Live
Details: Last year, the CBS broadcast took place over a two-hour span. But this year’s show, which begins at 5:30 ET, will be condensed into a 90-minute broadcast with a fun twist.
The show will be led by host Greg Gumbel, and he’ll be joined live in studio by analysts Clark Kellogg and Seth Davis from the Broadcast Center in New York City. Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith will provide commentary from Turner Studios in Atlanta.