The NCAA tournament doesn't technically get started until Thursday, but tonight's selection special is the real start.
The unveiling of the bracket shapes everything. Sixty-eight teams will be in the nation's most exciting postseason tournament, but come April 2, only one can win.
The madness that will ensue between the opening tip and the final buzzer can all be seen live across a number of channels.
Here's a breakdown of when and where to watch.
Selection Special (March 11) - CBS
Play-in Games (March 13-14) - truTV
First Round (March 15-16) - CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV
Second Round (March 17-18) - CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV
Regionals (March 22-25) - CBS, TBS
Final Four (March 31) - CBS
Championship Game (April 2) - CBS
Channels: Comcast - Ch. 58, Direct TV - Ch. 246, Time Warner Cable - Ch. 779(HD) Ch. 79, AT&T U-Verse - Ch. 164, Verizon - Ch. 683(HD) Ch. 183, DISH - 204. Check local listings.
According to the press release, there will also be live streaming:
NCAA® March Madness® Live will provide live streaming video of every broadcast for the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship starting with the NCAA Basketball Selection Show on Sunday, March 11, and continuing through the Men’s Final Four® and National Championship Game from New Orleans on March 31 and April 2.
The tournament never fails to excite, and with more coverage than ever before, more people than ever before will be watching.
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