For Pete's Sake

Leaked NCAA Tournament bracket trumps two-hour CBS selection show

St. Mary’s coach Randy Bennett
St. Mary’s coach Randy Bennett

News earlier this year that the CBS was going to extend its Selection Sunday show to two hours was mostly met with shrugs.

But on Sunday, the reality of 120 minutes of air time allotted to the unveiling of 68 NCAA Tournament teams was harsh.

[ Get a printable NCAA Tournament bracket here ]

About halfway through the show, a purported “leaked bracket” showed up on Twitter. It turned out to be true. In fact, St. Mary’s found out it didn’t make the tournament through the leak:

Still, the leaked bracket made many, many people happy, either because the selection show was too long or they didn’t like the tournament choices.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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