How to watch Selection Sunday: live stream the March Madness 2024 regional line-ups and seedings results

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Notepads at the ready, because the madness has officially begun. Selection Sunday was the starting pistol for March Madness 2024, where the committee revealed every team that will compete in the men's and women's NCAA Division I basketball tournaments.

Read on and we'll show you how to watch Selection Sunday 2024 from anywhere with a VPN, and potentially for FREE.

How to watch Selection Sunday live streams 2024: TV channel, date & time

March Madness Selection Sunday 2024 was Sunday, March 17. 

► Men's selection show: 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT on CBS (via Fubo or Paramount Plus)
► Women's selection show: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ESPN (via Sling TV)
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Of course, no Selection Sunday is complete without a little ill-conceived bracketology. Nobody, not anyone, has ever called an NCAA basketball tournament right because, according to the NCAA, there's a roughly one in 9 quintillian chance of doing so, but don't let that put you off. It's all part of the fun and, after all, you've got a system.

The winners of each of the 32 Division I postseason tournaments qualified automatically, and the selection committee decided who else has shown the potential to make their March Madness mark.

28 at-large bids went straight into the First Round proper, while the remaining four spots will be contested by eight programs that will have to fight it out in the First Four mini-tournament.

Here's everything you need to know about Selection Sunday 2024 online, plus the full schedule, seedings and results.

March Madness seedings 2024

These are the seedings and regions as chosen for the men's March Madness 2024 by the committee on Selection Sunday:

East Region

  1. UConn
  2. Iowa State
  3. Illinois
  4. Auburn
  5. San Diego State
  6. BYU
  7. Washington State
  8. Florida Atlantic
  9. Northwestern
  10. Drake
  11. Duquesne
  12. UAB
  13. Yale
  14. Morehead State
  15. South Dakota State
  16. Stetson

West Region

  1. North Carolina
  2. Arizona
  3. Baylor
  4. Alabama
  5. Saint Mary’s
  6. Clemson
  7. Dayton
  8. Mississippi State
  9. Michigan State
  10. Nevada
  11. New Mexico
  12. Grand Canyon
  13. Charleston
  14. Colgate
  15. Long Beach State
  16. Winner of Howard/Wagner

Midwest Region

  1. Purdue
  2. Tennessee
  3. Creighton
  4. Kansas
  5. Gonzaga
  6. South Carolina
  7. Texas
  8. Utah State
  9. TCU
  10. Virginia/Colorado State
  11. Oregon
  12. McNeese State
  13. Samford
  14. Arkon
  15. Saint Peter’s
  16. Montana State/Grambling State

South Region

  1. Houston
  2. Marquette
  3. Kentucky
  4. Duke
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Texas Tech
  7. Florida
  8. Nebraska
  9. Texas A&M
  10. Boise State/Colorado
  11. NC State
  12. James Madison
  13. Vermont
  14. Oakland
  15. Western Kentucky
  16. Longwood

March Madness women's seedings 2024

These are the seedings and regions as chosen for the women's March Madness 2024 by the committee on Selection Sunday:

Albany Regional 1

  1. South Carolina
  2. Notre Dame
  3. Oregon Stage
  4. Indiana
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Nebraska
  7. Ole Miss
  8. North Carolina
  9. Michigan State
  10. Marquette
  11. Texas A&M
  12. Florida Gulf Coast
  13. Fairfield
  14. Eastern Washington
  15. Kent State
  16. Sacred Heart / Presbyterian

Portland Regional 4

  1. Texas
  2. Stanford
  3. NC State
  4. Gonzaga
  5. Utah
  6. Tennessee
  7. Iowa State
  8. Alabama
  9. Florida State
  10. Maryland
  11. Green Bay
  12. South Dakota State
  13. UC Irvine
  14. Chattanooga
  15. Norfolk State
  16. Drexel

Albany Regional 2

  1. Iowa
  2. UCLA
  3. LSU
  4. Kansas State
  5. Colorado
  6. Louisville
  7. Creighton
  8. West Virginia
  9. Princeton
  10. UNLV
  11. Middle Tennessee
  12. Drake
  13. Portland
  14. Rice
  15. California Baptist
  16. Holy Cross / UT Martin

Portland Regional 3

  1. USC
  2. Ohio State
  3. UConn
  4. Virginia Tech
  5. Baylor
  6. Syracuse
  7. Duke
  8. Kansas
  9. Michigan
  10. Richmond
  11. Auburn
  12. Arizona
  13. Vanderbilt/Columbia
  14. Marshall
  15. Jackson State
  16. Maine
  17. Texas A&M—Corpus Christi

Watch Selection Sunday 2024 in the U.S.

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The men's selection show started at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT was shown on CBS. The women's selection show started at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, and was shown on ESPN.

If you've already cut the cord and don't have a cable package, you can get every channel you need for March Madness through an OTT cable TV alternative. Games are split between TBS, TNT, TruTV and CBS.

Sling TV is one of the best value option. ESPN, TBS, TNT and TruTV are included in its Orange + Blue plan, with prices starting from $60/month and your first month half-price.

You can add CBS with a subscription to Paramount Plus Premium ($11.99 per month).

Together, those cost $71.99 per month – $41.99 for your first month – which is less than Fubo, YouTube TV and Hulu with live TV. We have more details on how to watch March Madness 2024 without cable at the best prices on our main event page.

Sling TV

You can get TBS, TNT and TruTV on the <a href="https://sling-tv.pxf.io/c/221109/1132376/14334?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sling.com%2F" data-link-merchant="sling.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Sling TV Blue package. Sling Blue comes with 30-plus channels, including NBC (selected markets), ABC and Fox. New subscribers get 50% off their first month.

If you want ESPN for the women's Selection Sunday event too, then you'll need the Orange + Blue package.

Paramount Plus with Showtime

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Watch Selection Sunday 2024 from anywhere

Away from home at the moment and blocked from watching the show on your subscriptions?

You can still watch Selection Sunday live thanks to the wonders of a VPN (Virtual Private Network). The software allows your devices to appear to be back in your home country regardless of where in the world you are. So ideal for hoops fans away on vacation or on business. Our favorite is NordVPN. It's the best on the market:

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Can you watch Selection Sunday 2024 in the U.K.?

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In the U.K., Sky Sports has the right to NCAA basketball, though neither of the selection shows are being televised. On the plus side, that doesn't mean you have to stay up late tonight.

If you're desperate to tune in, you can still follow Selection Sunday live streams by using one of the best VPN services, such as NordVPN

For general March Madness coverage, if you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £18/month to add those channels. 

Whichever package you go for, you'll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, so long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.

Sky Glass is another option. This gives you Sky TV within a 4K TV that has a built-in Dolby Atmos soundbar, and without the need for a dish. Prices start at £14/month for the TV, plus a Sky sub on top of that.

If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky subscription, you could also consider its Now Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £11.99 or month-long access for £34.99.

Watch Selection Sunday 2024 in Canada

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In Canada, TSN is showing both of the NCAA Division I basketball tournaments, though the network is only showing the women's selection show live.

If you don't have cable, you could subscribe to TSN+ instead, which lets you get access to all TSN has to offer on an $8/month or $80/year subscription basis.

Watch Selection Sunday 2024 in Australia

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ESPN via Foxtel has the rights to March Madness in Australia, but only the women's selection show is being televised Down Under.

Don't have Foxtel and don't want to subscribe? Specialist streaming service Kayo Sports is also showing March Madness, with its affordable, commitment-free plans starting from just $25/month, and hosting plenty of NBA basketball, cricket, AFL, rugby, F1 and loads of other live sports besides. 

There's also a 7-day FREE trial for anybody who hasn't used the service before.

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN like NordVPN to watch all the action on your Kayo account as if you were back home.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about technology, sport and politics for a wide range of publications including TechRadar, What Hi-Fi?, The Independent, Trusted Reviews, and Newsweek. These days, he focuses mainly on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: live TV and penny-pinching. When he's not attending a top-flight English soccer match, you can find him perfecting his table tennis skills.