The NCAA Tournament Selection Show takes place this Sunday on WDEF News 12.
The network analysts for CBS and their cable affiliates recently gathered in New York for an early preview of March Madness.
At the media luncheon for the NCAA television crew, the analysts discussed how mid-major teams might make an even bigger splash in the Big Dance because the 'one and done' rule robs the power schools of their top players.
Said analyst Charles Barkley,"I hate 'one and done', but it has made it a level playing field. These teams that have guys staying in school two, three, or four years. They're really good."
Added analyst Greg Anthony,"A lot of the elite programs, their best players are freshmen. And that in and of itself creates an inconsistency."
Wichita State leads the mid-major contingent with a 34-0 record.
Said Anthony,"And to have people say that maybe they shouldn't be a one seed, to me that's somewhat silly. I can tell you that basketball people don't say that."
Added analyst Clark Kellogg,"Can Wichita State play with those teams and compete? I say there's not a team in the country they can't play with. That to me is the issue."
Florida is ranked number one in the country, and they appear to be a lock for a top seed.
Said analyst Reggie Miller,"They've been to three straight Elite Eights. Billy Donovan always has his team well prepared I think on both sides of the ball. They're probably the most complete team in the tournament."
Barkley and company are bracing themselves for plenty of March Madness.
Said Anthony,"Matchups make moments in the tournament. Seeing how this bracket and all comes to together. Those are the things I'm looking for."