The wait is over. Selection Sunday has arrived.
With the conference tournaments wrapped up and the 31 automatic bids in the 2013 NCAA Tournament clinched, it's up to the selection committee to award the remaining 37 at-large bids. Concluding a five-day ordeal held in Indianapolis, the 10-member selection committee will reveal the 68-team bracket.
Time: 6 p.m. EST
Hosts: Greg Anthony, Charles Barkley, Greg Gumbel, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith
Celebrations will occur and bubbles will be burst as the teams are revealed, from the four No. 1 seeds to the teams participating in the "First Four."
"It's different than any other day. You wake up and, from my 12 years, I never needed the alarm clock. The adrenaline is different. For the first time, there's a finite deadline. You know that we have to get this right," former NCAA executive vice president for championships and alliances Greg Shaheen told ESPN.com. "It's controlled chaos. You know what the end of the day is going to bring, so it's a question of managing the time between now and then."
Both ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi and Jerry Palm at CBS projected Louisville, Gonzaga, Indiana and Kansas as the No. 1 seeds at the start of Selection Sunday. Lunardi named Boise State, Middle Tennessee, Ole Miss and La Salle as the last four teams to make the Big Dance while Palm tapped St. Mary's, La Salle, Tennessee and Mississippi as the last four in.
Can Miami land a No. 1 seed after its triumph in the ACC Tournament final? Will a deserving bubble team be left out? Stay tuned for live updates as the teams are revealed:
|@ GoodmanCBS : Completely agree with Jim Nantz. West region is the weakest of the four.|
|@ GoodmanCBS : Ken Pom has crashed. I knew I shouldn't have all my computers and laptops on that damn site. Sorry, @kenpomeroy.|
|@ alex_prewitt : Since '93-'94, 3 teams have beaten RPI No. 1 twice in same season. Wake ('94-'95) & UNC ('08-'09) made tourney. Maryland did not.|
|@ YahooForde : Applause to committee for giving the non-power schools a chance. Deserved it. I don't think any teams left out have room to complain.|
The defending champion Kentucky Wildcats are left out of the tournament. Last four teams in are La Salle, Boise State, Saint Mary's, Middle Tennessee.
|@ TheRyanFeldman : Congratulations to @ESPNLunardi for getting all 68 teams correct! (I got 67 correct. I had Tennessee in over Middle Tennessee.)|
|@ SIPeteThamel : Iona goes to Dayton two years in a row. Bad match-up, Ohio State in Dayton.|
|@ YahooForde : SEC 3 bids. As expected.|
|@ willbrinson : [Pencils in Wichita to the Sweet 16]|
No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 16 Southern U
No. 8 Pitt vs. No. 9 Wichita State
No. 5 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 Ole Miss
No. 4 Kansas State vs. No. 13 Boise State vs. La Salle
No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 15 Iona
No. 7 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Iowa State
No. 3 New Mexico vs. No. 14 Harvard
No. 6 Arizona vs. No. 11 Belmont
Gonzaga gets the last No. 1 seed.
|@ SIPeteThamel : Are there two more unreliable teams than UNLV and Syracuse, who could meet in the third round? Lot of talent. Questionable results.|
|@ DavidTeelatDP : If Miami reaches East semis, will play in DC's Verizon Center, same arena where Jim Larranaga coached George Mason to 2006 regional title.|
|@ GaryParrishCBS : Every amateur bracketologist knows better than to create a Round of 64 rematch. How'd the committee give us UNLV-California?|
|@ bkravitz : Upon first glance, I kind of like IU's spot in the bracket. Not what I thought (mea culpa) but Miami is the only scary team. And no Wisc|
Gonzaga? Ohio State after winning the Big Ten Tournament? New Mexico?
|@ YahooForde : Indiana's draw easier than Louisville's. And maybe Kansas' too.|
|@ AndyGlockner : UNLV-Cal rematch?!?!? What??!?|
|@ GoodmanCBS : Looks as though Gonzaga will get the final No. 1 seed.|
|@ art_stapleton : Is it just me or is this year's Selection Show all over the place?|
No. 1 Indiana vs. No. 16 LIU Brooklyn vs. James Madison
No. 8 N.C State vs. Temple
No. 5 UNLV vs. No. 12 California
No. 4 Syracuse vs. No. 13 Montana
No. 2 Miami vs. No. 15 Pacific
No. 7 Illinois vs. No. 10 Colorado
No. 3 Marquette vs. No. 14 Davidson
No. 6 Butler vs. No. 11 Bucknell
Indiana gets the 3rd No. 1 seed. In The EAST Region.
|@ JayBilas : Louisville drew the worst possible 4-seed in Saint Louis. The Billikens are MEN and take care of the ball. Tough draw.|
With a win in the first round, Roy Williams' Tar Heels could play his old team, Kansas, in the second round. Best storyline so far?
|@ YahooForde : Midwest tougher than South, sez me.|
|@ raphiellej : Oregon's seed is the crime of the bracket thus far. A 12? Wonder if they even get in without last night's victory.|
No. 8 North Carolina vs. No. 9 Villanova
No. 5 VCU vs. No. 12 Akron
No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 13 South Dakota State
No. 2 Georgetown vs. No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast
No. 7 San Diego State vs. No. 10 Oklahoma
No. 3 Florida vs. No. 14 Northwestern State
No. 6 UCLA vs. No. 11 Minnesota
Kansas is the No. 1 seed in the South Region. Jayhawks grab the 2nd No. 1 seed.
|@ SprowESPN : Louisville's "brutal" bracket also includes a pleasure cruise to Sweet 16. Not like they have to play each team once...|
|@ GoodmanCBS : Memphis got a terrific draw for a first-round game. Josh Pastner will finally get his NCAA tourney win.|