It's a happy Selection Sunday for the Washington Huskies, Gonzaga Bulldogs and their fans as the teams await their seeding for the NCAA Tournament. The Washington Huskies secured their spot in the NCAA Tournament with a second consecutive Pac-10 Tournament championship, thanks to Isaiah Thomas' buzzer-beater to lift the Huskies over the Arizona Wildcats. Gonzaga booked its ticket to the Big Dance by winning the WCC Tournament last Monday, taking down St. Mary's in the process.
There's no guesswork or waiting on the bubble for either team on Selection Sunday, with seeding the only mystery left. The Huskies and Bulldogs will found out where they're headed with the rest of the world as the 2011 NCAA Tournament brackets are revealed live on CBS.
Here's everything you need to know about Selection Sunday and the NCAA Tournament Selection Show.
TV Information: As always, CBS will handle the broadcasting duties exclusively. CBS will have the only copy of the bracket after the NCAA Tournament selection committee makes its decisions, with other networks racing to fill in the blanks immediately after CBS begins the announcements. ESPN will be running its own selection show, piggybacking off the official Selection Sunday event.
Selection Sunday show time: The show begins at 3 p.m. with the usual buildup to the release of the brackets. The bracket will be revealed region-by-region throughout the broadcast with analysis from the CBS personalities. Seeds will be broken down, favorites will be made and early predictions will roll-in throughout the show.
Bracketology predictions: We know the Huskies and Bulldogs are in, but where will they end up. To get a better idea, check out our bracketology StoryStream. We'll be updating it throughout the day as more predictions come rolling in.
How the Huskies got here: Washington hit a bump in the road after entering the season as the overwhelming favorite to win the Pac-10. The Huskies finished the season at 23-10, including an 11-7 mark in Pac-10 play. Injuries hit the Huskies hard, but Lorenzo Romar's squad bounced back in the Pac-10 Tournament, winning three games in three days to take home the automatic NCAA Tournament bid.
How Gonzaga got here: It was a down year for the Zags, but they still managed to share the WCC regular season title with St. Mary's. After suffering through five losses during the non-conference schedule, including a blowout loss to rival Washington State, the Zags got on a roll during the WCC portion of the schedule. Gonzaga recovered from a midseason slump, as well, finishing strong and winning consecutive games in the WCC Tournament to receive the league's automatic bid.
Stay with our Selection Sunday StoryStream throughout the day, and the NCAA Tournament Selection Show, for the latest updates. For more on the Huskies and Zags, visit UW Dawg Pound and The Slipper Still Fits.