NCAA selection show to start with teams revealed

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When it comes to March Madness, the NCAA has an exclusive deal with CBS Sports and Turner Sports to air all games on either CBS, TBS, TNT or TruTV, giving the NCAA Tournament four national networks to carry the games.

This is the eighth straight year of Turner Sports and CBS Sports' marriage of broadcasting the NCAA Tournament. The show should run for about two hours until 5 p.m.

Second, the show will begin with all 68 teams revealed before they bracket is filled and matchups unveiled. The broadcast will feature a live studio audience, and every team in the field - all 68 - will be revealed within the first 10 minutes of the start of the show.

That means bubble teams such as Louisville, Arizona State, Syracuse and Saint Mary's won't have quite as long to find out whether they are in or out of the field of 68.

There hasn't been much "who's in/who's out" drama surrounding SEC teams in the NCAA Tournament since bracket experts declared that eight teams from the conference would go dancing.

On a busy basketball day like Sunday, Lunardi's projections are unlikely to be set in stone.

Many teams have already punched their tickets to the Big Dance after winning their conference championships, thus earning the automatic bid to the Tournament.



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