NEW YORK (AP) — The 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament will be revealed in the first 10 minutes of the selection show on Sunday, and then the brackets and pairings will be unveiled by regions.
The selection show will be aired on TBS for the first time since CBS and Turner Sports began partnering on NCAA Tournament coverage in 2011. The two-hour show will come from a new studio in Atlanta, customized for the selection show and before a live audience.
CBS and Turner executives say the entire bracket will be revealed in 45 minutes. The new twist comes in the first 10 minutes when the automatic bids are announced in alphabetical order by conference. Then at-large selections will be revealed in alphabetical order by team.