JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 8, 2017) – The ETSU men’s basketball team will learn its NCAA Tournament seeding, opponent and game site on Sunday, and the entire Buccaneer fan base is invited to share in the festivities.
The official public “watch” party for the nationally-broadcast NCAA Tournament Selection Show on CBS will begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at the Millennium Centre, located adjacent to the ETSU campus and behind the Carnegie Hotel. On Friday, the schedule for the event was released, which includes:
4:30 p.m. -- Doors Open
4:45 p.m. -- Team Arrival
5 -- ETSU Pre-Selection Show Begins
5:05 -- Band and cheerleader performances
5:10 -- Tournament sights and sounds video
5:15 -- Message from head coach Steve Forbes
5:20 -- Message from AD Dr. Richard Sander
5:25 -- Championship video
The CBS selection show begins at 5:30 and brackets will be released throughout the following hour and a half. Plans are for CBS to cut-in live during the broadcast to show the Buccaneers’ reaction to the news.
ETSU players and coaches will be available for autographs, souvenir championship apparel will be released for the first time, and the ETSU pep band, cheerleaders, and Bucky will be in attendance.
Following the official watch gathering, fans are encouraged to attend the NCAA Selection Show "After Party" at Wild Wings Cafe in Johnson City, beginning immediately following the CBS national broadcast. Come watch the national pundits talk about the Bucs' chance to make a run in the tournament.
For more on ETSU's preparations for the NCAA Tournament, visit ETSUBucs.com.