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Changes are coming to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Selection Show

Changes are coming to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Selection Show Changes are coming to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Selection Show
Stacy Diaz | 09 March, 2018, 17:24

The Big Ten has already wrapped up its early tournament, with seventh-ranked MI playing its way into similar position as past year when the Wolverines got hot late, won the league tournament and went on to the NCAA Sweet 16. The show will be aired on TBS for the first time since CBS and Turner Sports began partnering on NCAA Tournament coverage in 2011.

So, while the SEC bubble teams will be trying to win their own games to strengthen their resumes, they'll be rooting for some other power conference squads to lose early in their conference tourneys. This makes for the second consecutive season that the Zags have taken the WWC and entered the NCAA tournament. That opens the door for a number of players to really put their stamp on the tournament they're in.

Both teams open play in Thursday's quarterfinals in New York's Madison Square Garden, with Xavier facing the St. John's-Georgetown victor and Villanova facing the DePaul-Marquette victor. So it will be worth the wait.

Baylor is the No. 6 seed in the Big 12 Tournament, and the Bears have struggled down the stretch, losing three of their last four regular-season games.

If Alabama is going to make the NCAA tournament then they need a win (or two) in St. Louis this week. You work around it.

Penn State (Out)- Penn State may have a slim amount of life even after they beat Ohio State for the third time and barely fell to Purdue in the semi-finals of the Big Ten Tournament.

"I don't know what I'm going to do, " Hall of Fame Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said.

We'll see if they restore the good name of momentum.

Changes are coming to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Selection Show

We know how fun it is to pick that 15 over a 2.

The Irish face Virginia Tech on Wednesday, and a win would be a big for their March Madness hopes.

Essentially, the service will look a lot like NFL RedZone - the popular feature that keeps fans tuned into the most riveting game of NFL Sundays at all times. In fact, it's never happened to me. The Jayhawks and AP Big 12 player of the year Devonte' Graham face the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State victor in Thursday's quarterfinals.

"A little nerve-wracking thinking about it".

"I think teams will appreciate getting the information as fast as possible", Craig Barry, executive vice president and chief content officer at Turner Sports, told USA TODAY Sports. The bubbles you hear talked about incessantly on any sports channel during the months of February and March.

The Big Ten's bubble teams can only watch now while other schools get a chance to impress the selection committee.

Cincinnati (27-4) won the league title on the final day of the regular season by edging Wichita State (24-6) by one point on the road, its first outright conference championship since 2002, when it was in Conference USA. Greg Gumble and Ernie Johnson will co-host the selection show and handle the announcement of teams and matchups. Vincent Edwards - his ankle looked pretty good last night (in the quarterfinals), but that would be a good example of a few more days of treatment, and that type of thing, " former coach and CBS analyst Bill Raftery said.

- Kentucky's balanced scoring: During Kentucky's four-game winning streak towards the end of the season, they had at least five players in double-figures in all four wins.