NCAA Tournament Bracket Leaks During Selection Show

March 14, 2016, 1:22 PM UTC
Wisconsin v Kentucky
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 04: (EDITORS NOTE: Image is a digital panoramic composite.) A general view during a game between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Kentucky Wildcats during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wisconsin won 71-64. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
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Shortly after 6 p.m. ET, one Twitter user posted an image of a bracket with a completed field, which appeared to come from the NCAA’s website. It was quickly circulated around the web.

The NCAA acknowledged the leak following the conclusion of CBS’s broadcast on Sunday, and said it would investigate the matter.

“We go through great lengths to prevent the tournament field from being revealed early and the NCAA took its usual measures to protect this from happening,” the NCAA said in a statement. “Unfortunately, and regrettably, the bracket was reveled prior to our broadcast partners having the opportunity to finish unveiling it. We take this matter seriously and we are looking into it.”

CBS Sports also said it was aware of the leak.

Turner Sports’s coverage of the tournament begins on Tuesday with the First Four on truTV. You can view the broadcast assignments here.

– Kenny Ducey