Now, that it is March, March Madness is right around the corner! Taking a look at San Antonio, we already know that Selection Sunday will take place on March 11 for 2018. The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee will reveal which 68 teams are going to play in the upcoming basketball championships. For many, this is the most hectic week of the whole college basketball season, yet it is still fun to watch. Keep in mind, more information will be coming out, so make to check in with this post more than once!
What will happen?
Remember, TBS will televise the event on TBS – Sunday, March 11, at 6 p.m. ET, also airing this year’s NCAA Final Four National Semifinals on Saturday, March 31, along with the National Championship on Monday, April 2.
Since the tournament began in 1939, UCLA has the most titles with 11. Kentucky is a close second with eight titles and North Carolina comes out at third with six. Is somebody going to change their record this year? Well, you’ll have to watch to find out, so we have everything you need to do just that, starting with the schedule!
How are the teams selected?
Arriving in New York City for the beginning of the selection process, committee members will cast hundreds of ballots and debate over the teams over the next five days. According to NCAA, three phases make up the process:
I. Select the 36 best at-large teams;
II. Seed the field of 68 teams; and
III. Place the teams into the championship bracket.
There are many rules and regulations that need to be adhered to during the process. For example, all votes are conducted by a secret ballot. In addition, members are only allowed to answer only general, factual questions about teams in the conference the individual represents.
2018 Conference Tournaments
- ACC – First round
- America East – Semifinals
- Big Sky – First round
- Colonial – Final
- Horizon League – Final
- Northeast – Northeast
- Summit – Final
- SWAC – First round
- West Coast – Final
NCAA Basketball Bracket 2018 Schedule
AAC Orlando, Fla. March 8-11
ACC Brooklyn March 6-10
America East Campus sites March 3, 6 & 10
Atlantic 10 Washington D.C. March 7-11
Atlantic Sun Campus sites Feb. 26-March 4 Lipscomb
Big East New York March 7-10
Big Sky Reno, Nev. March 6, 8-10
Big South Campus sites Feb. 27, March 1-4 Radford
Big Ten New York Feb. 28-March 4 Michigan
Big 12 Kansas City March 7-10
Big West Anaheim March 8-10
Colonial North Charleston, S.C. March 3-6 Charleston
Conference USA Frisco, Texas March 7-10
Horizon League Detroit March 2-6 Wright State
Ivy League Philadelphia March 10-11
MAAC Albany, N.Y. March 1-5 Iona
MAC Campus sites
Cleveland, Ohio March 5, 7-10
MEAC Norfolk, Va. March 5-10
Missouri Valley St. Louis March 1-4 Loyola (Chicago)
Mountain West Las Vegas March 7-10
Northeast Campus sites Feb. 28, March 3 & 6 LIU Brooklyn
Ohio Valley Evansville, Ind. Feb. 28, March 1-3 Murray State
Pac-12 Las Vegas March 7-10
Patriot Campus sites Feb. 27, March 1,4 and 7
SEC St. Louis March 7-11
Southern Asheville, N.C March 1-5 UNC Greensboro
Southland Katy, Texas March 7-11
Summit Sioux Falls, S.D. March 3-6 South Dakota State
Sun Belt New Orleans March 7-11
SWAC Houston March 6, 9-10
WAC Las Vegas March 7-10
West Coast Las Vegas March 1-6 Gonzaga