The 2017 NCAA Tournament Selection Show begins at 5:30 p.m. ET on Sunday. The 68-team tournament begins Tuesday, March 14.
This year’s 90-minute show will be shorter than last year’s edition, when the bracket was leaked during the program.
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. Unlike last year’s debacle, the brackets are expected to be released earlier in the show and 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 is a bubble-free zone. And about the only drama left when it comes to Selection Sunday looks to be seeding. Sorry, Iowa.
According to longtime CBS Sports bracketologist Jerry Palm, the team charging hardest from the back of the pack to try to snatch a golden ticket to the NCAA Tournament, Iowa (18-14, Ratings Percentage Index rank: 79), can probably kiss its latent at-large dreams goodbye after getting stomped by Indiana in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday.
“Iowa,” Palm told Land of 10, “is pretty much done.”
The seventh-seeded Hawkeyes were sandblasted by 10th-seeded Indiana, 95-73, in the third of four league tourney contests Thursday at Verizon Arena.
Among the 17 teams Palm tracks as “On The Bubble,” only Marquette (eight), Providence (six) and Syracuse (six) have more victories over teams in the RPI top 50 than Iowa’s five. But the Hawkeyes weren’t helped by the fact that fellow fence-sitters Kansas State (RPI: 55) and California (RPI: 54) advanced further in the Big 12 and Pac-12 brackets, respectively.
Nor did the Hawkeyes do themselves any favors Thursday night.
As of early Saturday morning, Palm projected the Big Ten to land seven teams in the field of 68, led by Purdue (25-7, RPI: 20) as a 4 seed, followed by Minnesota (24-8, RPI: 19) as a 5; Maryland (24-8, RPI: 30) as a 6; Wisconsin (24-8, RPI: 35) as a 6; Michigan (22-11, RPI: 37) as an 8; Northwestern (23-10, RIP: 48) as an 8; and Michigan State (19-14, RPI: 50) as a 10.
Among the foursome of Purdue, Minnesota, Maryland and Northwestern, all of which are mortal locks, which squad would another team least like to see waiting for them in their respective pod come Sunday?
“Purdue,” Palm replied. “Too many ways to beat you.”
And as for some of the rest of the Big Ten’s Big Dance hopefuls:
Michigan (22-11), RPI: 37
What’s the ceiling for Michigan coming out of D.C.? The 8th-seeded Wolverines beat top-seeded Purdue 74-70 in OT in the first quarterfinal Friday after turning up in practice jerseys Thursday morning and crushing Illinois, 75-55.
“If Michigan wins the tournament, they’re a top-25 team,” Palm noted, “so that’s a minimum (seed) of 7.”
Michigan State (19-14), RPI: 50
The Spartans took care of business Thursday with a decisive 78-51 stomping of Penn State. But it was only the Spartans’ fifth win away from East Lansing — as opposed to 11 losses — and it came at the hands of the No. 89 school in the KenPom.com power rankings. Then came a 63-58 loss to Minnesota on Friday.
“Michigan State,” Palm said, “is no better than the middle of the bracket.”