W2W4: Selection Sunday

March, 11, 2012
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Here are three things to watch for on Selection Sunday, for all you local college basketball fans out there.

The official NCAA tournament selection show begins at 6 p.m. ET, and will air on CBS.

FLY, BLACKBIRDS, FLY: LIU Brooklyn, your Northeast Conference champions, are the only New York-area team that's definitely going dancing. Now it's just a matter of, where are they headed?

The latest ESPN.com Bracketology projection has LIU as a No. 15 seed in the West region, playing No. 2 seed Kansas in Omaha, Nebraska.

I will be watching the selection show with the Blackbirds on campus, and will have a postgame reaction story plus video from the event later tonight.

ON THE EDGE OF THEIR SEATS: Seton Hall and Iona are our two bubble teams -- both have a chance to be in the field of 68, but it could go either way.

The Pirates are currently the second-to-last team in the field, according to the ESPN bracket. They would be a No. 12 seed in the East, and have to play a play-in game versus BYU in Dayton, Ohio, on Tuesday or Wednesday.

The Gaels are currently the second team among the first four out -- they appear to be in the more precarious position, and would likely have to play a play-in game as well.

DON'T FORGET: The NIT bracket will also be revealed tonight, at 9 p.m. on ESPNU. Iona will definitely be in the NIT field if it doesn't make the NCAA tournament, because it won the MAAC regular season championship.

Seton Hall will likely be in the NIT as well, if it fails to make the Big Dance. Also, Stony Brook -- the America East regular season champions, who lost their conference championship game to Vermont on Saturday -- will definitely be in the NIT field. And Wagner -- which went 25-6 this season, finishing second to LIU Brooklyn in the NEC -- also could make the NIT.
Kieran Darcy is an ESPNNewYork.com staff writer. He joined ESPN in August 2000 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he played four years of JV basketball.
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