The field in 2017 began with 68 teams, each vying for the national title.
This special season reached its most important milestone on Selection Sunday, when the Wildcats were announced as part of the NCAA tournament field for the first time in program history.
Whether you are a seasoned veteran who has been filling out NCAA brackets for years, or you've chose to fill out your first one ever, picking the right programs for your flawless bracket can be a hard and sometimes daunting task (unless of course you just pick your bracket based on who has the funniest looking mascot). While upsets are fun to hunt out, there's no need to look foolish taking a 16-seed to bring down a 1-seed.
The biggest challenge during the tournament is usually selecting which lower ranked teams will pull off surprising wins. Nothing beats the cinderella going after the big blue bloods and watching all the high seeds fall. The last Big Ten victor was Michigan State in 2000, and Arizona for the Pac-10 in 1997.
(CNN) - Here's some background information about the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. "No matter what level you play, knowing how to win, knowing how to finish off a game in crunch time and things like that, translates to whoever you play". Individuals seeking to fill out or make last-minute adjustments to their brackets were unable to do so.
(1) Kansas Jayhawks vs. (16) North Carolina Central Eagles/UC Davis Aggies, 6:50 p.m. For example, the Jayhawk vs. Boilermakers could go either way depending on your level of imagination. There was the constant feed, which was mostly for stations that had a local team playing; if you were in Champaign, they wouldn't turn off the Illini game even if they were up by 20.
Though CBS Sports isn't the only site that hosts brackets, it's a popular destination since CBS Sports and Turner Sports (which is owned by CNN parent Time Warner) are the primary broadcasters of the games.
DirecTV now is the same as PS Vue if you don't live in one of the 99 markets where Vue offers CBS.
Just like last season there isn't a dominant team in this tournament.
Roy Williams. The former Kansas and current North Carolina head coach is a flawless 26-0 in first round games in the NCAA tournament.
Download the CBS Sports App today and get instant tournament news and alerts, plus play Brackets! I remember only one person from my work bracket picked Syracuse past year.
The most common Final Four combination? Miami's perimeter players are far better than you think, but I don't know if any on Miami will be an answer to Miles Bridges when he gets going. By comparison, the odds of winning the Powerball is 1 in 292 million.