When is Selection Sunday 2024?

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If you are a college basketball fan, then you have probably asked when is Selection Sunday 2024? For this year’s NCAA Men’s basketball tournament, it is Sunday, March 17th, 2024. Similar to past years, the NCAA will debut the men’s bracket during the CBS Selection Sunday broadcast. One of the most anticipated shows of the American sports calendar, there will be a short amount of time following the show for fans to get together their office pools and online bracket competition entries before game play starts up. 

How Many Teams Earn a Spot in March Madness?

For the 2024 NCAA Men’s basketball tournament, there will be 68 teams who earn a spot in the tournament. That is why so many sports fans ask when is Selection Sunday 2024? While 32 of the 68 spots are awarded via an automatic bid for winning a conference tournament or regular season title, there are 36 at-large bids. The NCAA Selection Committee picks these teams based on the body of work they have accomplished during the regular season. The committee will then seed the teams from #1 to #68.

How Does the First Four Work?

The NCAA Selection committee will determine the seeds for all 68 teams. Then, the four-lowest seeded at-large teams and four-lowest automatic qualifying teams will face off in the First Four. The winners of these games will progress to playing in the field of 64 with the remainder of the field.

When is Selection Sunday 2024 on TV?

The 2024 Selection Sunday broadcast will be on CBS Sports on Sunday, March 17th, 2024. The show will kick off after the conclusion of conference tournament play earlier that day. For the teams that are picked to play in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament First Four, four of the teams will have to get ready to play by March 19th. The men’s selection show will air at 6PM Eastern Time. The women’s NCAA Basketball tournament Selection Show will air at 8PM ET on ESPN.

2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Schedule

Now that you know when is Selection Sunday 2024, it’s time to get into the 2024 March Madness schedule. The First and Second rounds of play are some of the most watched sporting events in the United States every year. 

Selection Sunday: Sunday, March 17

First Four: March 19-20

First Round: March 21-22

Second Round: March 23-24 

Sweet 16: March 28-29 

Elite Eight: March 30-31 

Final Four: April 6 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game: April 8 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament TV Schedule

For the 2024 March Madness schedule, CBS Sports and TNT Sports have the United States rights to broadcast the games. The networks alternate who gets the Final Four and championship game every year under the agreement, and this is TBS’s year. The network will air the 2024 Men’s Basketball Final Four and the Championship game. 
Starting with the 2024 NCAA basketball tournament, Max will stream all of the games they are showing on TNT, TBS, TruTV, and on Bleacher Report Sports Add-ons. CBS will also continue to stream games on CBS, Paramount+, and for free on March Madness Live.

What Channels is the 2024 March Madness being Shown on?

when is selection sunday 2024

The specific rounds and networks that are showing NCAA Tournament men’s basketball games are: 

Selection Show – CBS

First Four – TruTV

First and Second Rounds – CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV

Regional Semifinals and Finals – CBS and TBS

National Semifinals (Final Four) and Championship – TBS

For those who enjoy the radio, Westwood One will have the exclusive coverage of March Madness for 2024. Stay tuned as we bring the latest March Madness and conference tournament brackets to you like the 2024 Big Ten Tournament bracket. 

Will Lewis

Have been covering sports of all types for more than 18 years. Will is a lifelong Kentucky Wildcats fan and rooted for the Bengals way back when Joe Montana dashed our hopes and dreams. Now a Padres fan as well. He covers all sports here at Sports Brackets.

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