After four months of games and four weeks of arguments over top seeds and bubble teams, the NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket is finally going to be revealed Sunday afternoon. The Selection Sunday show starts at 3 p.m. Pacific time on CBS.
There is remarkably little west coast drama this season. UCLA, which lost in the Pac-12 conference championship game Saturday night, is considered a lock for the field of 68 teams. California will also likely make the tournament. After struggling through a 14-18 season and firing coach Kevin O'Neill, USC will not make the tournament. San Diego State should be in the field after a solid season in the Mountain West Conference. Pacific, which won the Big West tournament, projects as a high seed. The only California team remaining on the bubble is St. Mary's, which lost to top-ranked Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference final.
Before the selections are announced, four conferences will decide their tournament champions (all times Pacific):
10 a.m. ESPN: ACC Championship game, North Carolina vs. Miami
10 a.m. CBS: A-10 Championship game, VCU vs. St. Louis
10 a.m. ABC: SEC Championship game, Ole Miss vs. Florida
12:30 p.m. CBS: Big Ten Championship game, Wisconsin vs. Ohio State
NCAA SELECTION SHOW INFORMATION
Time: 3 p.m. PT
TV Coverage: CBS has exclusive rights to the bracket unveiling, with TruTV continuing coverage at 4 p.m. PT.