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Men's Basketball Selections 101


How does the NCAA pick the teams?

A popular question asked by sports fans in March is, "How does the NCAA pick the teams to play in March Madness?"

Here is a chance to look behind the curtain to see how the teams are chosen.

March Madness timeline

Selection Sunday
March 13; Championship Selection Show, CBS, 5:30 p.m. ET

First Four
March 15-16; Dayton, Ohio

First Round
March 17-18

Second Round
March 19-20

Sweet 16
March 24-25

Elite 8
March 26-27

Final Four
April 2, 4; Houston