Watch Selection Sunday 2016 Online: Time, TV Schedule, Live Stream

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Selection Sunday is on March 13th and the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball committees will be finalizing the brackets for the NCAA Tournaments. It will be an exciting day for college basketball fans as they watch to see not only what the seeding will be for each team, but which bubble teams will make it into the tournament. After the conference tournaments are completed there are 32 teams guaranteed to make it into the tournament. The 36 at-large teams are where the excitement occurs as some great teams will likely be left out of the biggest tournament in college basketball. If you want to watch Selection Sunday online, keep reading!

Selection Sunday marks the beginning of March Madness and even if you cut cable you will want to surely watch it unfold. You are in luck, because there are numerous options to watch Selection Sunday online. In addition, most of the options will be helpful to watch March Madness online. Read on to learn more.


Sling TV – The Best Option for Cable Cutters During Selection Sunday and March Madness

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Sling TV is a subscription streaming service offered by Dish. Subscribers gain access to more than 20 popular cable channels live streaming for only $20 per month. There are no contracts required, so unlike a cable contract that is sometimes impossible to get out you can easily cancel at any time.

Within the starting package Sling TV (review) offers channels like TBS, TNT, truTV, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 (Accessible through WatchESPN with a Sling TV login). The Selection Sunda Show will be broadcast on CBS, but ESPN will broadcast its Bracketology show concurrently at 7:00 p.m. ET. Sling TV effectively lets you watch Selection Sunday, since the ESPN Bracketology show will keep you updated on all the news and results.

In addition, you can watch ESPN’s Bubble Watch show earlier on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Overall, Sling TV will be the best way to get full coverage during the day and follow a Selection Sunday stream.

You can sign up for Sling TV’s free 7-day trial and watch all of Selection Sunday free. Plus, if you sign up right before you can even watch the first March Madness games online free as well. Sling TV is the best resource for March Madness, since TNT, TBS, and truTV broadcast more than half of the NCAA Tournament. You can learn more in our March Madness guide.

In addition, there is a new limited-time offer from Sling TV. If you subscribe to Sling TV for three months, for a total of $60, you can choose between getting a Roku 2 for free or half-off a Roku 3. The Roku 2 even retails at $69.99, which is $10 more than you’ll pay for the device and Sling TV for three months combined. The offer is definitely a great deal.

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Watch Selection Sunday and March Madness Games for Free


CBS has recently made efforts to offer more of its broadcasts online. On Sunday, you can watch a Selection Sunday stream for free on There is no requirement to provide a cable subscription either, so the stream is completely free for cable cutters.

In addition to the CBS Sports website, you can also stream the Selection Sunday on the March Madness Live App. During the NCAA Tournament, the app will also be streaming any games broadcast on CBS for free. With a cable TV login you can actually access every single March Madness game, but even just the CBS games for free is a great deal.


Use an Antenna and DVR to Watch Selection Sunday and March Madness Games

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Another way to access CBS without a cable subscription is by using an antenna. The antenna can receive broadcasts from over-the-air networks like CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX. In turn, you can watch these channels and for example CBS’s Selection Sunday show live on your TV. Our top recommended option is the Mohu Leaf 50, which will be incredibly helpful during the NCAA Tournament as well. CBS broadcasts about a third of the March Madness games, so the antenna will let you watch a lot of live games on your TV.

We recommend an over-the-air DVR, like the Tablo, to improve your setup with the antenna. You receive all of the traditional features of a DVR (record, rewind, pause, etc…) that works with the broadcast from your antenna. In addition, the Tablo will also let you watch a Selection Sunday stream on your phone, tablet, or computer. It connects to the internet and lets you select between streaming the live TV from your antenna or watching your previously recorded TV.


Watch All of March Madness Online

You might be impressed at all of the options available to you to watch Selection Sunday even if you do not have cable. If you are wanting to learn more you should check out our detailed guides on watching March Madness and watching all of college basketball online.

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Matt Pelletier

Matt Pelletier

Matt Pelletier has a background in finance and information technology and has written for publications with themes ranging from sports to enterprise technology and investments.
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