The NCAA Tournament provides some of the most exciting moments in sports every year between buzzer-beaters, blue-bloods flexing their muscles, and schools you have never heard of pulling off upsets.
A key ingredient in the annual intrigue is the fact that everyone wants to keep track of how their brackets are doing. Will this be the year your bracket is perfect? With one in 9.2 quintillion odds, probabably not, but you never know when you might be the "one." You may not know exactly when your bracket will be busted, but we do know when those brackets will be set.
There will be 32 teams watching comfortably with automatic tournament bids as conference champions, but the other three dozen spots will be filled when the brackets are released by the selection committee on March 17.
Here's what you need to know for Selection Sunday.
When is Selection Sunday?
The 2019 Selection Sunday begins on March 17, though the time is TBD.
Where can I watch Selection Sunday?
The 2019 Selection Sunday will be shown on CBS after the conclusion of the day's final conference tournament game. The AAC's Championship game is schedule to tip-off at 3:15 p.m. ET, which would roughly put the beginning of the selection show between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. ET.
Is there a Selection Sunday Live Stream?
The 2019 Selection Sunday show can be streamed on NCAA.com
Following the NCAA committee's selection of the top 36 at-large teams, the 32 conference champions will be added to the mix and then seeded within each bracket region.
Once the bracket is set, it's time to play the games.
2019 NCAA Tournament Important Dates
- Selection Sunday: March 17
- First Four: March 19, 20
- First Round: March 21, 22
- Second Round: March 23, 24
- Elite Eight (Regional Championships): March 28, 29, 30, 31
- Final Four: April 6
- National Championship: April 8
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