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March Madness Selection Sunday 2017: How to watch

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Tune in to see who North Carolina will face first

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Selection Sunday signals the start to March Madness. The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee is set to announce this weekend which 68 teams will compete for the National Title. It’s time to prepare for the NCAA Tournament.

If you’re looking to tune in, Selection Sunday will take place on March 12 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. CBS will televise the draw, but you will be able to watch online at CBSSports.com and the NCAA.com March Madness Live site.

We don’t know exactly which teams will make the tournament, but the ACC will have the most at-large schools because they currently have six ranked teams in UNC, Louisville, Duke, Florida State, Virginia, and Notre Dame. There is also Miami and Virginia Tech, who are likely to make the cut, and even Syracuse, Wake Forest, Clemson, and Georgia Tech at least in the conversation.

North Carolina has a good chance at entering the tournament as a no. 1 seed, however, nothing is certain when it comes to the selection committee. If they can win the ACC Tournament, like they did last year, the Tar Heels will be guaranteed the top seed of their region.*.

Once Selection Sunday gets us started, things are going to move pretty quickly. On March 14 and 15, the First Four will compete in Dayton. From March 16-19, the first and second rounds of the tournament will take place. Locations include Buffalo, Milwaukee, Orlando, Salt Lake City, Greenville, Indianapolis, Tulsa, and Sacramento. By March 23-26, we’ll be in the regionals, with games held in Kansas City, San Jose, Memphis, and New York. The Final Four will take place in Phoenix from April 1-3.

If you ever wanted to know more about the selection process, NCAA.com provides a very, very thorough explanation.

*Update: Welp.