How to Watch NCAA Selection Sunday 2023

It’s almost time for March Madness. The chaos and drama that fill March make it one of the best months for sports of the year. It all starts with Selection Sunday as college basketball fans begin to fill out NCAA brackets. The selection committee reveals the teams that make the March Madness bracket. Here’s how to watch Selection Sunday.

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NCAA Tournament Selection Sunday

2023 Selection Sunday is on March 12. The Selection Show will unveil which teams make the NCAA Tournament. It takes place at 6 p.m. eastern and airs on CBS following the conclusion of the final conference tournaments around the country. The women’s bracket is revealed on ESPN and 8 p.m. eastern.

The 68-team field is selected in two categories. Teams can receive an at-large bid which is based on factors such as strength of schedule, record, and more. There are also automatic bids that are earned by winning a conference tournament championship. The seeding goes from number 1 to 16. The top seeds are number 1.

The First Four kicks off the tournament on March 14 and 15 with play-in games. Then, the First Round begins on Thursday, March 16. Half of the games are played on Thursday while the other half of the First Round fall on Friday, March 17.

How Can You Watch Selection Sunday?

Now, you are wondering how to watch the March Madness Selection Show. As we said before, the NCAA March Madness bracket is revealed on live TV on CBS. Here are a few options on how you can watch if you don’t have cable.

YouTube TV

You will find that YouTube TV has a strong list of channels you can watch live. These include the major channels for March Madness basketball and the Selection Show. You can start with a free trial and start to live stream your favorite sports. It’s a solid option if you are looking to watch March Madness 2023.


Hulu with Live TV has a package that includes live TV channels, Disney+, and ESPN+. You will be able to watch NCAA games by live streaming on your devices. You can also watch the men’s and women’s NCAA Selection Shows.

Having all of the ESPN+ content available on Hulu Live makes it an even more appealing option for those wanting to watch sports without cable. Additionally, Hulu Live features an unlimited DVR. Having access to ESPN and CBS affiliates means you can watch all of the men’s and women’s NCAA Tournaments.


FuboTV gives sports fans a shot at another way to watch the March Madness selection shows. The platform lets you stream dozens of cable channels that include CBS and other popular channels. You can check out the 7-day free trial before you being watching the men’s basketball championship and Selection Sunday.


Paramount+ gives the option to watch college basketball final games as it is the streaming service of CBS. This would include the men’s Selection Show which airs on CBS at 6 p.m. eastern time.

When is the March Madness 2023 NCAA Basketball Tournament?

The 2023 Men’s Division I Tournament starts on March 14, 2023. This is two days after Selection Sunday on March 12. The most significant event in college basketball begins with the First Four round which has play-in games. Here’s a quick rundown of the dates for the college basketball games in the tournament:

First Four Games: March 14-15

First-Second Round: March 16-19

Sweet 16 and Elite 8: March 23-26

Final Four: April 1

National Championship: April 3

How to Watch NCAA Selection Sunday FAQs

When is Selection Sunday?

Selection Sunday is on Sunday, March 12, 2023. You can watch both the men’s and women’s March Madness Selection shows. The men’s bracket is revealed at 6 p.m. on CBS while the women’s tournament bracket is released at 8 p.m. on ESPN.

What channel is Selection Sunday on?

You can watch the NCAA Basketball Tournament Selection Committee reveal the men’s bracket on CBS. It begins at 6 p.m. eastern time. The field of 68 teams for the women’s bracket is revealed on ESPN.

Can I watch Selection Sunday without cable?

There are some streaming options available that have CBS and ESPN. These include YouTube TV, Hulu, FuboTV, and Parmount+. Be sure to check if it has the channels you need to watch the women’s and men’s tournament selection shows.

When does the March Madness Tournament start?

The First Four Games of the big dance start on March 14 and 15. The First Round of the tournament begins on March 16, 2023.

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