NCAA Selection Sunday TV schedule: NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament brackets are revealed in the NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show special live on CBS Sunday, March 16.
The 68 teams picked to compete in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament are revealed in the NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show special live on CBS Sunday, March 16, at 6pm ET. Greg Gumbel hosts with analysts Clark Kellogg, Doug Gottlieb and Seth Davis. With the revelation of the brackets comes the requisite debate about which bubble teams were snubbed by the selection committee, which teams didn’t deserve a ticket to the dance and which No. 1 seed is the likeliest to fall victim to an underdog. Top teams hoping for a high seed include Florida, Wichita State, Villanova, Arizona, Louisville, Virginia, Duke and Michigan. Tournament action begins with the “First Four” March 18-19 on truTV. CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV combine to televise every tournament game through April 7.
CBS Sports Network airs NCAA March Madness Bracket Breakdown on Sunday before the tournament selection from 4-6pm ET and after the selection from 8-10pm ET.
Analysis of the brackets continues on truTV Sunday at 7pm ET with the one-hour Infiniti Selection Sunday special. Ernie Johnson hosts with analysts Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Gary Parrish.
ESPN offers its analysis of the brackets with the two-hour Bracketology Sunday at 7pm ET, featuring its army of analysts like Jay Bilas, Dan Dakich, Seth Greenberg, Jeff Goodman, Andy Katz, Joe Lunardi, Bruce Pearl, Digger Phelps, Miles Simon, Dick Vitale and Jay Williams. Following Bracketology is the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary Requiem for the Big East at 9pm ET. Bracketology continues on ESPN2 at 9pm ET.
NCAA Tournament Schedule At A Glance
Selection Sunday March 16 (CBS)
First Four March 18-19 (truTV)
Second Round March 20-21 (CBS, TBS, TNT & truTV)
Third Round March 22-23 (CBS, TBS, TNT & truTV)
Regionals March 27-30 (CBS & TBS)
Final Four April 5 (TBS, TNT & truTV)
Championship Game April 7 (CBS)