Can’t get enough NCAA Tournament talk? Well, CBS has some amazing news for you.
The NCAA and the network has announced that the NCAA Tournament Selection Show on CBS will be two hours long, going from 5:30pm to 7:30pm ET. In the past, the show has run from 6pm to 7pm on Selection Sunday.
CBS is expanding the NCAA Tournament selection show to 2 hours. It will air Sunday, March 13 from 5:30-7:30 pm.
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In a statement from the NCAA, the organization stated that the longer show will allow for more reactions, analysis and more. You can read the full statement from the NCAA below.
“Selection Sunday is getting bigger. The NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show, featuring the exclusive, live first-time announcement of the pairings for the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, is expanding to two hours. Turner Sports and CBS Sports will begin the road to the 2016 Final Four with the newly expanded show, airing Sunday, March 13, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. ET on CBS.
“The bigger Selection Show will feature more analysis, more discussion, more interviews and more reactions from teams as they learn their seed, region and opponent. Ernie Johnson will join Greg Gumbel to host the show from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. Clark Kellogg, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith,Seth Davis and Doug Gottlieb will provide analysis breaking down the bracket. Previously, the one-hour Selection Show aired from 6-7 p.m.”
To make this really interesting, the way teams are announced should be changed as well. Instead of all the regions in succession, any bubble team should be left waiting until the very end of the show to find out if they’re in or out. Talk about suspense!
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