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Today is Selection Sunday for NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament

Michigan and Michigan State play at 3:30 p.m. today at Bankers Fieldhouse in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Conference Tournament title. The winner gains an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. (Photo: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Today is Selection Sunday for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Something you should know: Michigan, Michigan State and Western Michigan are all going to be in the 68-team field.

CBS Sports airs the pairings for the NCAA Tournament at 6 p.m. EST today with its “Selection Sunday” special.

Big Ten Tournament: U-M vs. MSU

Michigan plays Michigan State in the Big Ten Conference Tournament championship at 3:30 p.m. EST today. The winner of the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis gains the automatic bid the NCAA Tournament.

In the semifinals Saturday, Michigan defeated Ohio State 72-69 and Michigan State beat Wisconsin 83-75.

Michigan is 25-7 and Michigan State is 25-8, with the Wolverines having won both regular-season match-ups with the Spartans.

Both teams are certain to make the NCAA Tournament field, regardless of today’s outcome. It’s just a matter of seedings.

Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Details

Western Michigan Coach Steve Hawkins (Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Mid-American: WMU Wins

Western Michigan dominated from the opening tip until the final buzzer on Saturday, clinching a trip to the NCAA Tournament and winning the Mid-American Conference Tournament title with a 98-77 victory over Toledo at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday.

The Broncos, with a 23-9 record, are making the fourth NCAA Tournament trip in school history and first since 2004.

Mid-American Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Details

 

 

NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Dates and Host Sites

TODAY
MARCH 16
Selection Sunday
CBS, 6 p.m.
MARCH
18
First Round
Dayton, Ohio
MARCH
19
First Round
Dayton, Ohio
MARCH
20
Second Round
Buffalo; Milwaukee;
Orlando; and Spokane, Wash.
MARCH
21
Second Round
Raleigh, N.C.; San Antonio;
San Diego; and St. Louis
MARCH
22
Third Round
Buffalo; Milwaukee;
Orlando; and Spokane, Wash.
MARCH
23
Third Round
Raleigh, N.C.; San Antonio;
San Diego; and St. Louis
MARCH
27
Regional Semifinals
Anaheim, Calif., and Memphis
MARCH
28
Regional Semifinals
Indianapolis and New York
MARCH
29
Regional Finals
Anaheim, Calif., and Memphis
MARCH
30
Regional Finals
Indianapolis and New York
APRIL
5
Final Four
Arlington, Texas
APRIL
7
National Championship
Arlington, Texas

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