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Men's Basketball Selections 101


How does the NCAA pick the teams?

Perhaps the most popular question asked by sports fans in March is, "How does the NCAA pick the teams for March Madness?"

We are giving you a chance to look behind the curtain to see how the teams are chosen.

March Madness timeline

Selection Sunday
March 15; Championship Selection Show, CBS, 6 p.m. ET

First Four
March 17-18; Dayton, Ohio

Second Round
March 19-20

Third Round
March 21-22

Sweet 16
March 26-27

Elite 8
March 28-29

Final Four
April 4, 6; Indianapolis