Before we dig deep into Selection Sunday 2018 we would like to go through what March Madness really is. March Madness is that time of the year for all Basketball fans especially in the U.S. where everything is about brackets, favorite teams, and buzzer beaters. It usually takes starts in March and it only ends in April.
March Madness or the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as it is officially named is a championship composed of 68 teams which must fight each other in a single elimination type tournament. This means that if you lose you are out of the dance. The Championship is made up of several steps which the teams must go through in order to reach the Final and win in order to become National Champion.
After the first week passes, there will only be 16 teams remaining also known as “Sweet Sixteen”. After the second week, half of the teams will leave the championship and that will leave us with just eight teams, which is known as “Elite Eight”. The next step is “Final Four” where you get the idea, four teams leave the championship and only four teams will advance. Final Four is also known as the Semi-Final where only two teams will advance to the Final. Whichever team wins the Final will be awarded the title of National Champion.
What is Selection Sunday 2018 & When
The first stage of March Madness is Selection Sunday 2018. The two-hour long show has in focus the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Committee negotiate which 68 teams will make it to the field in the 2018 Championship.
This year’s Selection Sunday will be on, obviously a Sunday 11th of March. Furthermore, the NCAA March Madness Selection Sunday show will offer fans Live, the 2018 pairings and brackets for the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
The entire Show will be available for watching for free on the NCAA official website at NCAA.com. In addition to this, TBS has the honor of televising the Show which will be on TV on the 11th of March at 6pm eastern time.
While we are on the same page, TBS will also broadcast the NCAA Final Four on the 31st of March and the National Final on Monday, 2nd of April.
How to Watch Selection Sunday 2018 Live Stream
Selection Sunday 2018 will be available online via the official NCAA website as well as the NCAA March Madness Live app. This makes it especially easy for everyone to watch the show from anywhere you might be.
People can also use the NCAA March Madness Live app to watch all of the March Madness games. To use the app all you need is a mobile device such as iOS products (iPhone, iPad, Mac, etc.) Android devices (smartphone, tablet, Chromebook) Windows 10 mobile and PC and other products such as Amazon’s Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku. You also need a fast and stable internet connection and we say fast and stable because you won’t want to miss a single second of the games.
Furthermore, the app offers full Chromecast support built in. This can be used to link your mobile device to your Chromecast supporting TV or monitor so that you can enjoy March Madness on TV instead of the small screen of a smartphone for example.
Furthermore, the NCAA March Madness Live app can be used for many more things which makes it even better than watching march madness on tv. People can benefit from:
- Watch all games broadcasted by TBS, CBS, truTV and TNT. All you have to do is log in to your TV provider in order to continue watching after the 3-hour preview ends. The games offered by CBS do not require a paid TV subscription.
- People can also view their favorite highlights as many times as they want.
How does it work?
As we said previously, the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Committee is responsible for selecting, seeding and bracketing the 2018 championship.
The NCAA selection committee is made up of 10 members. Furthermore, participating along with the committee there are the conference and school administrators which are chosen by the conference which will remain in the committee for five years.
It takes the committee members many hours to choose the teams which will participate in the championship. The committee members must be experts and each member must know by heart each team in particular. Furthermore, they must be experts in the Division I Basketball.
The NCAA selection committee begins work as early as November, the previous year. They begin discussing details about the following season and form conferences divided by members.
Somewhere in the middle of February, the NCAA committee meets up in Indianapolis, just a month before the actual Selection Sunday. Then, they must go through a simulation of the Selection process where they go through all processes of the selection including seeding and bracketing.
This exercise is especially convenient for new committee members as they can learn with no mistakes what will actually happen on the real Selection Sunday 2018 in March.