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.
Streaming: CBS will also broadcast the selection show on March Madness Live. The show is also available through the March Madness Live iPhone app.
Go to SB Nation's Bracketology StoryStream and March Madness hub for the latest news on the 68-team bracket and matchups.
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