A production crew from Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ joint coverage of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament will be embedded with the OU team beginning with the “Selection Sunday” show at 5 p.m. Sunday on CBS. Wichita State, San Diego State and Creighton also will be featured with behind-the-scenes access for “NCAA March Madness Confidential,” which will air throughout the tournament.
Greg Gumbel hosts the one-hour selection show and is joined by Clark Kellogg, Doug Gottlieb and Seth Davis in New York. At 6 p.m. a truTV studio show also will provide analysis from Turner Studios in Atlanta. Ernie Johnson hosts the one-hour special and is joined by Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and columnist Gary Parrish.
•The NCAA women’s field will be announced at 6 p.m. Monday on ESPN with some help from the cast of ABC’s drama “Nashville.” ESPN’s Final Four studio team of Kevin Negandhi and analysts Kara Lawson and Rebecca Lobo will provide analysis. The open will feature “Nashville” stars Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere welcoming the women’s basketball world to Music City, site of the Final Four.
•AT&T U-verse went live Friday with a dedicated 24/7 Fox Sports Oklahoma channel (751 and 1751). U-verse had been using channel 754/1754 to show only live Oklahoma-area events. U-verse now carries all Fox Sports Oklahoma programming.
•ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” 8 a.m. Sunday, looks at whether coaches behavior — including tirades by Jim Boeheim, John Calipari and Kevin Ollie at game officials — is giving college basketball a bad name.
•ESPN’s coverage of this past men’s basketball regular season was the network’s most-viewed and highest-rated ever, averaging 1,454,000 viewers and a 1.0 rating.
•NCAA March Madness Live, providing sports fans with direct access to all 67 games, is available on the Amazon Appstore for Android and Kindle Fire tablets — the first time the app is available on those platforms — along with the Apple App Store, Google Play and Windows Store. Fans can download the app and log in with their user name and password to verify their TV subscription and be ready when the game action tips off Tuesday.