The 2017 NCAA Tournament Selection Show will air Sunday. The 68-team tournament begins two days later on Tuesday, March 14.
This year’s 90-minute show begins at 5:30 p.m. ET and will be shorter than last year’s two-hour edition. The 120-minute air time was the longest in the history of the program and was met with disastrous reviews. Less than halfway through the show, a complete version of the bracket was leaked on Twitter.
Here’s how to watch the 2017 NCAA Tournament Selection Show.
What day is the 2017 NCAA Tournament Selection Show?
The 2017 NCAA Tournament Selection Show takes place on Sunday, March 12.
What time is the 2017 NCAA Tournament Selection Show?
The Selection Show will begin at 5:30 p.m. ET, after the conclusion of the Big Ten Tournament title game.
What channel is the 2017 NCAA Tournament Selection Show on?
CBS will broadcast the selection show. To try to prevent last year’s debacle, the brackets are expected to be released earlier in the show. Furthermore, the entire program will be condensed into 90 minutes.
Can I watch the 2017 NCAA Tournament Selection Show online?
NCAA.com will carry the 2017 NCAA Tournament Selection Show online. Click here to view it.
Where do Big Ten teams stand before the 2017 NCAA Tournament?
The Big Ten looks likely to put seven teams into the 2017 NCAA Tournament. There’s virtually no worrying from teams on either side of the bubble. Purdue appears to be in position to earn the highest seed in the conference. Wisconsin, Maryland, Minnesota and Northwestern are all sitting in the range of a 6 to 8 seed. Michigan has surged into great position on the strength of its Big Ten Tournament run. Michigan State is probably the team that should be most nervous, but analysts still view the Spartans as solidly in the field.
On the other side of the bubble, it doesn’t look very good for Iowa. The Hawkeyes crashed out of the Big Ten Tournament and probably needed a run to secure a spot in the Big Dance. Illinois made late-season gains before an embarrassing loss to Rutgers dashed its NCAA dreams. The Illini fired coach John Groce on Saturday, which pretty much sums up how they feel about their NCAA odds.
Which teams could earn a No. 1 seed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament?
No Big Ten teams are positioned for a top bracket spot. Purdue probably will be a 4 or 5 seed. Michigan or Wisconsin could also creep into that range with a win in the Big Ten Tournament title game on Sunday.
Villanova, Kansas and Gonzaga all seem likely to end up as No. 1 seeds. Duke and North Carolina are two of the big contenders for a No. 1 seed as well. The Tar Heels got the better of Duke in the regular season, but Duke won the matchup in the ACC Tournament.
Where will the 2017 NCAA Tournament be played?
The 2017 NCAA Tournament will be played across the United States. The First Four games will be held in Dayton, Ohio — the same spot they’re played every year since the tourney expanded to 68 teams.
First- and second-round sites:
Salt Lake City
New York City
Where will the 2017 Final Four be played?
The 2017 Final Four will be played in Glendale, Ariz. The semifinals will be played April 1 and the championship game is scheduled for April 3.