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CBS to air unveiling of top 16 NCAA seeds Saturday

Will John Calipari be screaming, or happy, after the early NCAA seedings are revealed Saturday? (Jeff Houchin Photo)

For the third straight year, CBS Sports and Turner Sports will present the NCAA March Madness Bracket Preview. The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Selection Committee will offer teams and fans an in-season look at the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship bracket, airing Saturday, Feb. 9, at 12:30 p.m. ET on CBS. (Kentucky plays Mississippi State on CBS at 1 p.m.)

NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee Chair and Stanford Athletic Director Bernard Muir will be in-studio for the reveal of the nation’s top 16 seeds, identifying the top four teams in each region as they stand on Feb. 9

Host Greg Gumbel, analysts Clark Kellogg and Seth Davis, and Muir will discuss the selection, seeding process and reasoning behind the current rankings, as well as explain the NCAA NET rankings, the new college basketball system used to grade teams. bracketologist Jerry Palm will also join the show to project out the entire 68 team bracket, analyze bubble teams and highlight key story lines as March rapidly approaches.

The NCAA’s official website and social media channels will feature immediate reaction and a new bracket breakdown from correspondent Andy Katz.

The official announcement of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship field of 68 will be broadcast on CBS on Sunday, Mar. 17, at 6 p.m.

For the ninth consecutive year, Turner Sports and CBS Sports will provide live coverage of all 67 games from the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – and via NCAA March Madness Live. This year, CBS will broadcast the NCAA Final Four National Semifinals on Saturday, April 6, along with the National Championship on Monday, April 8.


  1. Don’t mean a thing at this time of the year. To many more games to be played and conference tournaments to play. Much can happen.

  2. Yep, four more brutal weeks for a lot of teams, but especially the Cats. A lot can happen and will happen Pup. Our defense has toughened up and the offense is still in need of improvement. Gonzaga will finish the season at No. 1, they have nobody of significance left on their schedule and their conference tournament is a cakewalk. It will be interesting to see who wins our conference and SEC tourney. If a team wins both, they will be assured one of the 3 remaining No. 1 seeds in the Big Dance. Don’t be surprised if Carolina gets one of those spots instead of Duke. There is a ton of good basketball ahead. Let the battles begin.

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