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Selection Sunday 2016: Time, TV schedule for NCAA Selection Show

This year's show has been expanded to two hours for twice the bracket fun.

The moment of truth has arrived. Nearly all of the automatic bids have been handed out and the bubble situation is almost settled. Now the only thing left to do is make the bracket, which will be revealed on the Selection Sunday show. As usual, the show will be televised on CBS and streamed online at

The big change to this year's show is that it's now two hours long, instead of the previous one hour. That sounds like a recipe for even more padding and filler, which will no doubt frustrate viewers. But everybody will be tuning in anyway, so CBS and the NCAA come out the big winners, as usual.

By the time the show starts, we'll already know which 32 teams have won an automatic bid after taking their respective conference tournaments. The only champions that have to be decided on Sunday are in the American Athletic, the Atlantic 10, the Big Ten, the SEC and the Sun Belt.

Beyond the drama of which teams will get the 36 at-large spots, we'll also find out who gets the coveted No. 1 seeds. This year's big candidates for the top line are Kansas, Villanova, Virginia and Oklahoma, while teams like Michigan State, Xavier and North Carolina also make a strong case for themselves.

As for this year's tournament favorite, well ... there is no favorite. This has been one of the wildest and most unpredictable college basketball seasons in recent memory, and the NCAA Tournament promises to be no different. In other words, this is a bad year to be a betting man. We recommend you just sit back and enjoy the ride.

How to watch

Date: Sun., March 13

When: 5:30 p.m. ET



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