Selection Sunday show to reveal all teams in first 10 minutes
Selection Sunday will look a bit different this year, with all 68 tournament teams being announced in the first 10 minutes of the selection show.
After all the NCAA Tournament teams have been revealed, the brackets will then be unveiled one region at a time.
The format tweak was announced Tuesday by CBS and Turner. In the past, the selection show had been criticized for taking too long to reveal all the tournament teams.
Another change this year will be the show’s shift from CBS to TBS. That move is a first since CBS and Turner Sports started their tournament coverage partnership in 2011.
The two-hour show will begin at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday.
The automatic bids will be announced in alphabetical order by conference, followed by the at-large selections in alphabetical order by team.
CBS and Turner executives during a media event with network executives and announcers Tuesday that the tournament’s entire bracket will be revealed within the first 45 minutes of the show.