It’s almost time for March Madness to start.
At this time of the season, not everyone stands an equal chance of making the 2019 NCAA Tournament field. Some are guaranteed an at-large bid, while others will have to rely on winning their conference tournament game to make it in.
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That said, everyone’s goal remains the same: to be among the 68 teams announced on Selection Sunday.
Here’s everything to know about how to follow Selection Sunday 2019, including how to watch the selection show live on TV and stream online.
When is Selection Sunday 2019?
Selection Sunday will take place March 17, 2019, the third Sunday of the month. The 2019 NCAA Tournament’s selection show starts at 6 p.m. ET, and the full field of 68 will be revealed by region — a departure from alphabetical order last year. CBS is changing its format this year amid criticism and sharp viewership drop in 2018.
Selection Sunday show TV channel, live stream
The 2019 NCAA Tournament’s hourlong selection show will be broadcast nationally on CBS, a change from TBS in 2018. You can watch a live stream of the selection show online with NCAA March Madness Live, available here, or by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trail.
Greg Gumbel will host the show in studio, joined by analysts Clark Kellogg and Seth Davis breaking down the field. Selection committee chair Bernard Muir will join the group for a live interview to discuss the bracket after the reveal is completed.
The show will shift to CBS’s social media platforms on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube for the final hour.
MORE: SN’s updated March Madness 2019 bracket projections
Printable 2019 NCAA Tournament bracket
You can get a blank, printable NCAA Tournament bracket here to fill out during the Selection Sunday show. Sporting News will update the bracket with tournament teams following the show. Here is Sporting News’ latest NCAA Tournament bracket projection.
NCAA Tournament 2019 selection format
The NCAA announced changes to its selection process for 2019. For the first time, the selection committee will be using the NCAA Evaluation Tool, also called NET, as the primary evaluation tool for seeding the March Madness bracket. It replaces the controversial RPI system used since 1981.
When is March Madness 2019?
March Madness starts with the “First Four” games on March 19-20. Those games will take place in Dayton, Ohio. The first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament begins March 21.
The games will be broadcast on TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV, with the Final Four (April 6) and national championship game (April 8) on CBS.
A full breakdown of the 2019 tournament schedule with dates and locations for each round is listed below.
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