Get ready for Selection Sunday – the day the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee officially announces which 68 teams qualified for the NCAA tournament.
Fans can tune into the March Madness Selection Show on TBS at 6 p.m. ET.
Thirty-six teams will be chosen to fill “at-large berths” to compete from the committee, which ranks all 68 teams and brackets them, the NCAA says. The other 32 teams are conference tournament champions who get automatic spots to play.
March 13 and 14
“The last four at-large teams on the overall seed list, as well as teams seeded 65 through 68, will be paired to compete in the First Four games on Tuesday and Wednesday following the announcement of the field,” according to the NCAA.
These games will tip off in Dayton, Ohio. The four winning teams will then advance to the first round of the tournament.
March 15 and 16
Sixty-four teams will compete in first-round games in Boise, Charlotte, Dallas, Detroit, Nashville, Pittsburgh, San Diego and Wichita in an attempt to advance to the next stage.
March 17 and 18
Thirty-two teams will battle it out in second-round games in the above-mentioned locations.
March 22 and March 23
The remaining teams will compete in the Sweet 16 round, which includes eight regional semifinal games in Alanta, Boston, Los Angeles and Omaha.
March 24 and March 25
Teams in the Elite 8 round will play in regional finals in those same four cities. The four winning teams will head to the next stage.
The Final Four round consists of two games in San Antonio.
The remaining two teams will duke it out in San Antonio for the national title.