For now, the 2020 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament is still expected to run its course, but with attendance restricted to essential staff and limited family . The field is still set to be finalized on Sunday, games are slated to be televised, and brackets remain available to fill out (and then get busted).
At 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, CBS will televise the full release of the 68-team tournament. Afterward, you’ll be able to download a printable bracket from the NCAA’s official website .
As of yet, the Big Dance has not been canceled, but the precedent is increasingly worrying. Smaller tournaments, like the Ivy League tournament and College Basketball Invitational, have already been called off over public health concerns surrounding the coronavirus. On Thursday, each of the Power Five conferences announced the cancellation of their postseason tourneys.
Still, for now, March Madness is set to continue as planned, albeit with greater precautions, and the brackets should look different than they did in 2019. The conference tournaments that do proceed are going to be decisive as teams look to lock up their spots or fight into contention for a bid on Selection Sunday.