basketball-men-d1 flag

Tyler Greenawalt | | March 13, 2016

March Madness: The best school reactions from Selection Sunday

Selection Sunday is a joyous day for many schools eagerly awaiting their seeding in the NCAA tournament. Some schools already know they made the Big Dance, just not who they'll play. Others aren't even sure they've made the tournament. But for the ones that do make it, the reactions are priceless.

Here are some of the best scenes from Selection Sunday:


The Mocs already knew they'd be playing in the tournament after winning the Southern Conference title on March 7. What Chattanooga didn't know was what seed and which team it'd face off with in the first round. The 12th-seeded Mocs take on fifth-seeded Indiana on March 17 in the East regional bracket.


Despite a close loss in the ACC tournament, Virginia figured to earn a high seed in the tournament. Luckily for them, the Cavaliers grabbed one the No. 1 seeds and will take on 16th-seeded Hampton in the first round of the Midwest regional bracket on March 17. 


The Gaels grabbed an automatic bid thanks to a MAAC championship win over Monmouth on March 7. On Selection Sunday, Iona found out it earned a 13 seed and will face fourth-seeded Iowa State in the Midwest regional bracket on March 17.


Without a conference title, Syracuse had to sweat it out on Selection Sunday, waiting until the last regional bracket reveal to find out its place in the tournmanent. The Orange grabbed a 10 seed and will take on seventh-seeded Dayton on March 18 in the Midwest regional bracket.


Another team unsure of if it would make the tournament, Michigan waited to find out it earned an No. 11 seed and a First Four match-up with Tulsa on March 16.


After a stellar regular season and a Big 12 championship, Kansas felt comfortable heading into Selection Sunday. Even still, finding out you're the top seed in the NCAA tournament is a reason to celebrate.


25 men's college basketball teams with the highest attendance in 2019-20

These men's basketball programs drew the largest average attendance numbers during the 2019-20 season.

Syracuse women's volleyball hands Pitt its first ACC loss since 2018

Syracuse University dealt the Pittsburgh Panthers their first Atlantic Coast Conference loss since 2018 with a 3-2 victory on Friday night in the Women's Building in front of an ESPNU audience.

What's next for Syracuse's Quentin Hillsman, Tiana Mangakahia now that we've got a start date for hoops

Syracuse guard Tiana Mangakahia and head coach Quentin Hillsman share their excitement on the return of basketball with

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from and our partners