Men's basketball Selection Sunday: Date, time, how to watch

Oregon head coach Dana Altman cheers on his team as the Oregon Ducks host the California Golden Bears.
Oregon head coach Dana Altman cheers on his team as the Oregon Ducks host the California Golden Bears. / Ben Lonergan/The Register-Guard / USA

The announcement of the March Madness bracket is less than a month away. If your team makes it or not, if you’re a basketball fan, you’ll have plenty of games to binge-watch this spring.

How can you know who’s in the tournament before it even starts? How can you know where each team falls in the bracket so you can make your own predictions?

Selection Sunday.

This is when all 68 teams in the tournament are announced and which seeds they have earned. It precedes the First Four and all of the proceeding rounds.

Here is how fans can tune into Selection Sunday and see if their favorites will be dancing one step closer to the ultimate prize of the national title:

Selection Sunday

  • Date: Sunday, March 17
  • Time: 3 p.m. PT
  • TV & Streaming: CBS, Fubo TV

Proceeding rounds:

  • First Four: March 19-20
  • First round: March 21-22
  • Second round: March 23-24 
  • Sweet 16: March 28-29 
  • Elite Eight: March 30-31 
  • Final Four: April 6
  • NCAA championship game: April 8

The men's basketball tournament will be aired entirely on CBS and the network's affiliate stations. The Final Four and championship game will be held in Glendale, Arizona at the State Farm Stadium.

In 2023, the Ducks failed to make it to the NCAA Tournament and instead spent their March in the NIT Tournament. Failing to find success in the postseason over the past few years, Oregon is hoping to turn the trend around.

Oregon has six regular season games remaining ahead of the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament at the beginning of March. The conference tourney will be from March 13-16 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Ducks' history in the tournament

Since losing to the USC Trojans during the 2020-21 Sweet Sixteen, Oregon hasn't been back to the NCAA Tournament. Here is history of the Ducks' postseason over the past decade:





NIT Tournament



NIT Tournament



Sweet Sixteen

68-82 L to USC





Sweet Sixteen

49-53 L to Virginia


NIT Tournament



Final Four

73-75 L to UNC


Elite Eight

68-80 L to Oklahoma


Third Round

65-72 L to Wisconsin


Third Round

77-85 L to Wisconsin

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