BTN show goes inside NCAA tourney selection process

BTN will give fans an exclusive look at the NCAA men’s basketball selection process with the 60-minute special, Inside the Selection Process, airing at 7 PM ET on Monday, including an entire 68-team mock bracket toward the end of the show.

Host Dave Revsine will be joined by Greg Shaheen, former NCAA executive vice president of Championships and Alliances, Mike DeCourcy, columnist for Sporting News, and CBSSports.com’s bracketology expert, Jerry Palm.  All will also share their thoughts on how the Big Ten matches up and offer their opinions on the potential bracket.

Shaheen, who spent 12 years with the NCAA and is credited with transforming the month of March for sports fans, will pierce the myths of the selection process, and provide insight into the selection committee, the rules it follows and the tools it uses to achieve the bracket.

The group also will discuss the voting process behind choosing so-called bubble teams, and how the committee sorts out No. 1 and No. 2 seeds.

For more information on BTN’s upcoming programming schedule, go to BTN.com/Shows.

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Kyle on 3/3/2014 @ 2:30pm EDT Said:

If a BIG team finishes top 6 in the conference regular season standings, with a winning in-conference record, and doesn’t gain an invite to the NCAA tourney, it will invalidate any claims that the BIG is the toughest basketball conference in the land. .