Published: Wed, March 07, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

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

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

It's Canisius' first regular-season championship since 1993-94.

Virginia is now the unquestioned No. 1 in the AP Top 25.

The field for NCAA Tournament will be announced March 11, and basketball fans want to know which teams will be a part of March Madness.

"I think the Big Ten has finally got to the point where we thought it would be when it started", MI coach Mel Pearson said. And the West Coast Conference concludes with Tuesdays final between No. 6 Gonzaga and BYU in Las Vegas.

CBS Sports' experts released their predictions for the remaining conference tournaments today. The ACC opened play Tuesday with Boston Colleges win against Georgia Tech.

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The depth of the league was on display in the opening round of the conference tournament over the weekend.

A strong performance this week could give Tennessee a boost in its bid for a favorable NCAA Tournament seeding and the opportunity to play the first two rounds in Nashville, Tennessee, about a three-hour drive from its Knoxville campus.

If we're being entirely honest with ourselves, those 13 conference wins happened because Nebraska was in a weak conference. This is the one thing they have going for them coming into the tournament. And with first team all-conference guard Justin Bibbins and a quality big man in David Collette leading the way, if they can continue that progress it wouldn't be a shock if Utah managed to reach Saturday night's final. Add in the likes of Rawle Alkins and Dusan Ristic, and this group has the pieces needed to win three games in as many days.

Jeff Eisenberg is a college basketball writer for Yahoo Sports.

Both teams open play in Thursdays quarterfinals in New Yorks Madison Square Garden, with Xavier facing the St. Johns-Georgetown victor and Villanova facing the DePaul-Marquette victor.

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Kansas State (10 seed)- Kansas State is pretty safe in my eyes, unless they receive a bad loss in the Big 12 Tournament. The Big Ten stunk this year. There's plenty on the line, including NCAA seeds and teams trying to get off the bubble.

No one is taking top-seeded Auburn.

Games are played elimination style and begin with 68 teams. Texas A&M, on the other hand, will have a long wait.

Barnes figures to make sure Tennessee doesn't spend the week dwelling on its regular-season title. With the win, they should be in with one PAC 12 Tournament win. "To-Don't look at the seed lists". The top-seeded Bearcats open in Fridays quarterfinals against the SMU-Connecticut victor, while the second-seeded Shockers face the Tulane-Temple victor.

But the main difference between this year's two-hour show and the last time a two-hour reveal was tried, with critically disastrous results, is that the 68 teams in the tournament will be released during the show's first segment, without any commercial breaks in between. The Cougars face the East Carolina-UCF victor.

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