The NCAA Tournament selection show will have a different format in 2018. The show, airing Sunday at 6 p.m. ET on TBS, will reveal all 68 teams in the tournament before showing any of the head-to-head matchups in the brackets.
“The Selection Show will begin with the announcement of all 68 tournament teams, followed by the release of the brackets and matchups, with analysis, discussion, interviews and reactions from teams as they find out if they made the ‘Dance’ along with their region, seeding and opponent,” CBS Sports and Turner Sports announced in a press release.
NCAA Tournament selection show will reveal 68 teams before brackets
On Selection Sunday, CBS/Turner say they will reveal all 68 teams ‘followed’ by the brackets pic.twitter.com/3IaSVI3IJG
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) March 6, 2018
In years past, the selection show has revealed teams by region and immediately showed opponents and location.
TBS, which is broadcasting the show for the first time, will air a two-hour selection show in front of a live audience. Sports Illustrated reported that the full bracket will be revealed by the network within the first hour of the show.
Here’s some more info about the 2018 selection show:
NCAA Tournament selection show: Time, TV channel
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Date: Sunday, March 11
TV channel: TBS
How can I stream the NCAA Tournament selection show?
The NCAA Tournament selection show will be streaming on the March Madness Live app.
Who is hosting the NCAA Tournament selection show?
Greg Gumbel and Ernie Johnson will host the show. Clark Kellogg, Charles Barkley, Seth Davis and Kenny Smith will joint them to provide analysis.