The Gonzaga Bulldogs and their fans should have a nice relaxing Sunday morning and afternoon, maybe have some brunch, go for a jog, come back, eat some chips, and hang out. Kick their feet up and crack a brewski. They'll soon find out which seed they'll grab, who they're going to be facing in the NCAA Tournament, and which teams are in their region and ultimately in their path of destruction as they look to make it to the Final Four.
As for Husky fans, I don't foresee such a relaxing day.
Seeding is not the only mystery remaining for the Huskies. After two rather disappointing losses in a row to UCLA and Oregon State, the Dawgs, despite winning the regular season Pac-12 championship, could instead be faced with the specter of an NIT berth. There's a lot of guesswork so far on the Huskies - they sit right on the cusp of contention on pretty much every major analysts' list - some in favor of the Tourney, some not (most not).
Regardless, today, the Huskies and Bulldogs will find 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 per usual, CBS will handle the broadcasting duties exclusively. CBS will have the sole copy of the bracket after the NCAA Tournament selection committee makes its decisions, which leaves other networks racing to fill in the blanks immediately after CBS begins the announcements, so it's bound to be a madhouse. In addition to CBS, 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. PST 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 Bulldogs are in, but the question is where will they end up. As for the Huskies, they're just hoping to sneak in. For analysis on Washington's, and other bubble teams' chances, check out our bracketology StoryStream. We'll be updating it throughout the day as more predictions come rolling in.
How the Huskies situated themselves firmly on the bubble: Washington finished the season as the regular season Pac-12 champions but did so in relatively unimpressive fashion. They went 1-8 against the RPI top 50 (top 50 teams in the nation), 4-8 against the top 100, 6-8 away from their own building, with an RPI outside the top 50 (it was 69 as of Saturday). They finished out the year with back-to-back losses to UCLA and Oregon State, with the latter knocking them from the Pac-12 Tournament in the quarterfinals.
How Gonzaga got here: Though Gonzaga had a good year by any regular measure, for the first time in 11 years, they ended the season without a share of the WCC conference title, ending the longest active streak in the NCAA and the second longest streak of all time. Regardless, they finished out the year at 25-6, 32nd on the Pomeroy College Basketball ratings, and 25th on CBS.com's RPI ratings.
Stay with our Selection Sunday StoryStream throughout the day, and the NCAA Tournament Selection Show, for the latest updates. Make sure you check back to SB Nation's Printable Bracket StoryStream to start making your picks.
For more on the Huskies and Zags, visit UW Dawg Pound and The Slipper Still Fits, and for excellent coverage on the entire tournament, head over to SB Nation's NCAA Basketball Hub.