The annual NCAA Tournament selection show is supposed to be an exciting, enjoyable event, a celebration of college basketball’s regular season and forthcoming postseason. But for several years, it became something else: an occasion for fans to slog through commercials and bite their nails off waiting for their teams to be seeded. If you haven’t complained about the slow pace of the selection show, you probably haven’t watched the selection show.
Last year, CBS attempted to cure the show’s flagging reputation, revealing the entire bracket within the first 40 minutes of the show. Now TBS, in its first year airing the event, appears ready to follow suit. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch reports that the network plans to reveal all 68 teams and their seedings within the first half of the two-hour show.