NCAA printable bracket: Download and print your own NCAA March Madness tournament bracket

By Brian Pascus

/ CBS News

ACC dominates ahead of March Madness

It's that time of year again, basketball fans. People across the country are preparing their brackets, calling old college friends, and getting ready for three weeks of single-elimination fun as March Madness begins. The NCAA men's basketball tournament kicks off with Selection Sunday on CBS, where the tournament's 68 teams will be revealed for the first time.

The NCAA tournament has been one of the premier sporting events in the country for the past few decades, where classic moments, stunning shots, "Cinderella stories" and unforgettable upsets have taken their place as indelible images in the minds of basketball fans everywhere. Who can forget Christian Laettner's turnaround shot against Kentucky in 1992, or Lorenzo Charles' buzzer beating dunk against Phi Slamma Jamma in 1983?

More recently there was the University of Maryland's long-awaited title win for coach Gary Williams in 2002, Gordon Hayward's half-court heave barely rimming out for Butler in 2009, allowing Duke to crown Coach K for the fourth time, and Villanova guard Kris Jenkins' buzzer-beating three-pointer defeating North Carolina for the title in 2016, marking the dawn of a dynasty in Philadelphia.

This year, there is no shortage of storylines to grab fans' attention. Can the Gonzaga Bulldogs, who have been the no. 1 team in the nation for the past month, finally get the proverbial monkey off their back and win a National Championship? Will the superstar trio of Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, and Cameron Reddish lead Duke and Coach K to yet another title? What about the defensive powerhouses like Michigan, Virginia, who can grind out any game? Or Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim's formidable 2-3 zone? Or will a Cinderella story take over instead with a team like the Buffalo Bulls or the Kansas State Wildcats mounting a charge?

Then again, these speculations may be a moot point, as Jay Wright's Villanova Wildcats could simply defend their crown and win their third National Championship in four years, led by seniors Phil Booth and Eric Paschall.

Download a March Madness bracket

Take a look at CBS Sports' bracket below and begin filling out your picks before the tournament gets underway.

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First published on March 17, 2019 / 5:56 PM

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