'Road to the Final Four' tips off with NCAA Selection Show on March 17
Turner Sports and CBS Sports will begin with the road to the Final Four and the exclusive, live first-time announcement of the pairings for the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship airing at 6 p.m. ET Sunday on CBS, during the NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show.
Greg Gumbel, Greg Anthony, Doug Gottlieb and Seth Davis will host the NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show live from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York. Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Steve Kerr will join Gumbel, Anthony, Gottlieb and Davis via satellite from the United Center, site of the Big Ten Championship, in Chicago. In addition, Mike Bobinski, Chairman of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, will join the show live from Indianapolis to provide an in-depth look into the selection process.
Immediately following the selection show, Infiniti Selection Sunday begins at at 7 p.m. on truTV and will provide in-depth analysis of the tournament field from Turner Studios in Atlanta. Ernie Johnson will host the one-hour special and will be joined by Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and former Kentucky Wildcat Rex Chapman. Also, Matt Winer will conduct interviews with select members of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee in Indianapolis to discuss the bracket and provide details regarding the group’s deliberations throughout the weekend. Anthony, Gottlieb and Davis will also join the show live via satellite from New York.
Additionally, the NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show will be available via NCAA March Madness Live at www.ncaa.com/marchmadness, the March Madness Live app on tablets and mobile devices, and will launch from www.cbssports.com and www.bleacherreport.com.
Game coverage for the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will begin March 19-20 with the First Four on truTV, and the tournament concludes with the national championship game on April 8, on CBS.
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