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Selection Sunday, which will determine the entrants and seeding for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, is scheduled for this weekend. The field for the tournament will be revealed during a selection show on March 12 at 6 p.m. ET on CBS.

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s event and tournament.

How to watch Selection Sunday

  • Date: Sunday, March 12 at 6 p.m. ET
  • TV: SCS
  • Flow: NCAA March Madness Live
  • Hosts: Greg Gumbel, along with Clark Kellogg, Jay Wright and Seth Davis join the show. NCAA DI Men’s Basketball Committee Chairman Chris Reynolds is also set to be interviewed live.

What you need to know about Selection Sunday

Selection Sunday marks the day the Division I men’s basketball teams are officially selected and seeded for the NCAA Tournament, which begins March 14 and concludes with the championship game on April 3 in Houston, Texas.

The 32 winners of the conference tournament automatically receive an offer, while the NCAA DI Men’s Basketball Selection Committee awards “at-large” spots to 36 teams they deem best among those who did not automatically bid. qualified. The committee sows the field of numbers 1 to 68.

Eight teams – the four lowest seeds from the automatic qualifiers and the four lowest seeds from the open spots – compete in the top four, a qualifying round that determines the last four teams to qualify. for the first round of the tournament. . The First Four will be played March 14-15 in Daytona, Ohio.

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Teams to watch

For the latest information on NCAA Tournament teams — which ones are blocked, which others are expected to attend, and which teams have work to do — check out Athleticism‘s Eamonn Brennan’s Bubble Watch leading up to Sunday’s selection.

Here’s a look at Eamonn’s locks, i.e. the ones that have no chance of missing the NCAA Tournament, organized by conference:

  • VAC: Duke, Virginia and Miami
  • Big 12: Kansas, Texas, Baylor, Kansas State, TCU and Iowa State
  • Great East: Connecticut, Marquette, Creighton, Xavier and Providence
  • Big Ten: Purdue, Maryland, Indiana, Michigan State, Illinois, Iowa and Northwestern
  • Pac-12: UCLA and Arizona
  • SECOND: Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Texas A&M and Missouri
  • Others: Houston, Saint Mary’s, San Diego State and Atlantic Florida

Other notable teams

Fairleigh Dickinson became the first team to automatically qualify for the NCAA Tournament last Saturday via a *semifinal* conference win thanks to a quirky NCAA rule. Merrimack, who is in the fourth year of his Division I reclassification process and has qualified for the title, is ineligible for the NCAA Tournament for the first four years of his Division I transition.

Additionally, Furman beat Chattanooga 88-79 last Monday to win the SoCon Tournament and earn the program’s first NCAA Tournament bid since 1980. During coach Bob Richey’s tenure, the Paladins averaged 23 wins per season. and finished in the top 100 on KenPom.com.

Kennesaw State, which won the Atlantic Sun Tournament beating Liberty 67-66, is set to make its NCAA Tournament debut this year.

NCAA Tournament Schedule

  • Premier Four: March 14-15 (UD Arena)
  • First/second round: March 16 and March 18 (Legacy Arena, Wells Fargo Arena, Amway Center, Golden 1 Center)
  • First/second round: March 17 and 19 (MVP Arena, Nationwide Arena, Ball Arena, Greensboro Coliseum)
  • West Regional Las Vegas: March 23 and 25 (T-Mobile Arena)
  • East Regional New York: March 23 and 25 (Madison Square Garden)
  • Midwest Regional Kansas City: March 24 and 26 (T-Mobile Center)
  • South Regional Louisville: March 24 and 26 (KFC Yum! Center)
  • Final Four in Houston: April 1 and 3 (NRG Stadium)

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