As the conference tournaments wind down, the teams vying for one of the 36 at-large bids in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament will learn their postseason fates during the live Selection Sunday Show.
Two of the No. 1 seeds are expected to go to Florida and undefeated Wichita State, but the other two remain in doubt. An early exit for No. 3 ranked Villanova in the ACC tournament might have hurt the Wildcats chances, and given defending champion No. 5 Louisville or No. 7 Duke a shot.
The No. 4 Arizona Wildcats should wrangle one of the top seeds if they capture the Pac-12 crown, while No. 8 Michigan can surpass upstart No. 6 Virginia as well.
With its loss to Iowa State in the Big-12 Tournament and top center Joel Embiid down for the first round of the tournament it will be interesting to see where the committee places No. 10 Kansas, who also have another top freshman in guard Andrew Wiggins
Bubble teams like Stanford, Arkansas, BYU, Minnesota, and Providence all have chances of making the 68-squad field, but where they will be seeded is a whole other matter left up to the NCAA Selection Committee.
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Head coach John Calipari and his Kentucky Wildcats have dropped out of the Top 25, but a 24-9 overall record and an opportunity to win the SEC Tournament could result in a higher seed.
No. 14 Creighton boasts the best scorer in the country in senior forward Doug McDermott. A championship run through the Big East tourney could mean a higher seed and a chance to make it out of the second round of the NCAAs in nearly 40 years for the Bluejays.
TV Channel: CBS
Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST. However the start may be delayed depending on how late the Big Ten and SEC Tournament finals go.