The 68-team field for the NCAA men's basketball tournament will finally be announced Sunday, bringing an end to four months of regular season basketball and setting the schedule for the three-week tournament to crown a champion. The Selection Sunday show starts at 4 p.m. Mountain time on CBS.
Both Colorado and Colorado State are locks for the tournament field. The Buffaloes' 10-8 record in the Pac-12 should be sufficient to place them among the nation's top teams, despite a loss to Arizona in the Pac-12 tournament. Colorado State, under first-year head coach Larry Eustachy, finished second in the surprisingly strong Mountain West. Denver, however, is unlikely to be included in the tournament despite a 16-2 record in the WAC, as a surprising first-round WAC tournament loss to Texas State likely sealed their fate. Likewise, Air Force started their season with promise, but will be on the outside looking in after an 8-8 finish in the Mountain West.
Before the selections are announced, four conferences will decide their tournament champions (all times Mountain):
11 a.m. ESPN: ACC Championship game, North Carolina vs. Miami
11 a.m. CBS: A-10 Championship game, VCU vs. St. Louis
11 a.m. ABC: SEC Championship game, Ole Miss vs. Florida
1:30 p.m. CBS: Big Ten Championship game, Wisconsin vs. Ohio State
NCAA SELECTION SHOW INFORMATION
Time: 4 p.m. MT
TV Coverage: CBS has exclusive rights to the bracket unveiling, with TruTV continuing coverage at 5 p.m. MT.