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2019 NCAA Tournament Selection Show Thread: Coverage, How-To-Watch & What To Know

It’s the biggest day of the college basketball season.

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Well, the day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here, as Selection Sunday finally sits at our doorstep. Some conferences are still deciding who will earn their automatic bid up until the last minute, while some have had their fates locked in for days. Here at Building The Dam, we’re aware that Oregon State is now likely headed for the CBI but that won’t stop us from enjoying the March Madness!

Check out below to see how-to-watch the 2019 NCAA Tournament Selection Show and what to know before you hear the bracket revealed later tonight.

What To Know

  • The Mid-Major vs. Mediocre Power Team Conundrum: Will the selection committee favor the mid-majors like Belmont (26-5), Lipscomb (25-7) and UNC-Greensboro (28-6) when it comes down to deciding time or will power conference programs like Texas (16-16) and Indiana (17-15) hear their names called instead?
  • The Season Isn’t Over: Did you team (like Oregon State) not make the big dance? Don’t worry about it! There’s still chances for programs in the NIT and other post-season tournaments, which will all be released following the official release of the NCAA Tournament bracket.
  • Join BTD’s NCAA Tournament Challenge: Somewhere in the midst of you filling out 100+ brackets, you really need to be sure to join Building The Dam’s “Tourney Pick’em” group! Test your skills of constructing the best overall bracket against the other members of Beaver Nation and who knows, maybe we’ll even write some nice things about you if you win.


  • Start Time: 3:00 PM PT
  • Coverage: CBS, CBS Online, fuboTV

The Automatic Bids (32)

  1. America East: Vermont
  2. American: TBD
  3. Atlantic-10: TBD
  4. ACC: Duke
  5. Atlantic Sun: Liberty
  6. Big 12: Iowa State
  7. Big East: Villanova
  8. Big Sky: Montana
  9. Big South: Gardner-Webb
  10. Big Ten: TBD
  11. Big West: UC-Irvine
  12. Colonial: Northeastern
  13. C-USA: Old Dominion
  14. Horizon: Northern Kentucky
  15. Ivy: TBD
  16. MAAC: Iona
  17. MAC: Buffalo
  18. MEAC: North Carolina Central
  19. Missouri Valley: Bradley
  20. Mountain West: Utah State
  21. NEC: Fairleigh Dickinson
  22. Ohio Valley: Murray State
  23. Pac-12: Oregon
  24. Patriot: Colgate
  25. SEC: TBD
  26. Southern: Wofford
  27. Southland: Abilene Christian
  28. SWAC: Prairie View A&M
  29. Summit: North Dakota State
  30. Sun Belt: TBD
  31. West Coast: Saint Mary’s
  32. WAC: New Mexico State

*36 At-Large Bids are to be determined by the selection committee.