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Selection Sunday 2019: Show time, TV channel for NCAA Tournament bracket reveal | NCAA Basketball

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.

MORE: Watch the NCAA Tournament selection show with fuboTV (7-day trial)

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 selection show starts at 6 p.m. ET, and the full field of 68 will be revealed within the first 10 minutes. The teams will then be sorted into brackets for the remainder of the show.

Selection Sunday show TV channel, live stream

The 2019 NCAA Tournament 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 with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trail.

This is the ninth straight year CBS Sports and Turner Sports are teaming up to broadcast the NCAA Tournament. 

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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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2019 NCAA Tournament schedule

Round Site Dates
First Four Dayton, Ohio March 19-20
First/Second rounds Hartford, Conn. March 21, 23
First/Second rounds Salt Lake City March 21, 23
First/Second rounds Des Moines, Iowa March 21, 23
First/Second rounds Jacksonville, Fla. March 21, 23
First/Second rounds Tulsa, Okla. March 22, 24
First/Second rounds Columbus, Ohio March 22, 24
First/Second rounds Columbia, S.C. March 22, 24
First/Second rounds San Jose, Calif. March 22, 24
South Regional Louisville, Ky. March 28, 30
West Regional Anaheim, Calif. March 28, 30
East Regional Washington March 29, 31
Midwest Regional Kansas City, Mo. March 29, 31
Final Four Minneapolis April 6
National championship Minneapolis April 8


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