The NCAA Tournament is truly a sporting event like no other and it all starts with Selection Sunday, an event unique in its own right. Over the years, Selection Sunday has grown from simply drawing up matchups to a day that is prepared for throughout the whole season with sites and entities devoting jobs to tracking potential matchups with bracketology. It’s even been given its own television special, with lingo that’s specific to this specific event. This year, Kentucky is the odds on favorite but, as we all know by now, nothing is for certain once the calendar hits March — Kentucky itself was a No. 8 seed last year and made it all the way to the final. That unpredictability is the best part.
With the talent pool deep with freshmen and seniors lobbying for draft position — in what is turning into a very loaded draft — and hoping to go out on top before their careers are said and done, this year’s tournament will certainly live up to the hype. Not only is it a great moment for the trademark schools, it’s also a time for smaller programs to show that they have had great seasons and deserve the chance to give it a go against college basketball’s elite. Smaller programs like VCU, Iona, and Northern Iowa are built from the ground up and get their chance to shine each March. (Don’t forget about the kicks, either, as some of the top schools are rocking some ridiculous custom PEs.)
A week of exciting conference tournaments heavy with buzzer-beaters, close games, and breakout performances culminates tonight. Here are 10 Things We Want to See Happen During Selection Sunday.
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