It’s Awesome, Baby!: ESPN+ Presents Exclusive Tournament Coverage


It’s Awesome, Baby!: ESPN+ Presents Exclusive Tournament Coverage

  • Includes special episodes of Jalen & Jacoby, as well as Dick Vitale, Jay Bilas and more
  • Analysis, insight and fun each week throughout the tournament
  • Exclusively on ESPN+ available on the ESPN App, and connected TV device

As the ESPN Tournament Challenge Marathon gets underway tonight on the heels of Selection Sunday, ESPN+ is in on the action, providing exclusive shows and content throughout the three weeks of the men’s tournament.

Jalen Rose and David Jacoby will host three special episodes of Jalen and Jacoby on ESPN+ during the tournament. Jalen and Jacoby Go to College will focus on important points prior to and during the tournament, with classic Jalen & Jacoby takes including “Soft Move or Boss Move,” “Behind the Curtain,” “Is This a Reg Flag” and more.

At the start of each weekend of play during the tournament, Jay Bilas will use his “Bilas Index” and other analyses to deliver Bilas Over Indexing, highlighting his picks of the upcoming winners and losers. Bilas will host three episodes before the Round of 64, Sweet Sixteen and Final Four.

After Selection Sunday and after each gameday during the tournament, Dick Vital will give his brief take on the games from the night before and the games coming up that day. Dickie V’s Daily Dose will include 11 episodes covering every single matchup in the tournament.

Throughout the three weeks of the tournament, ESPN college basketball analysts Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich will pick each game in the Round of 64, Sweet Sixteen and Final Four. Providing fans with the best analysis for filling out and following their brackets, Courtside with Greenberg & Dakich will also cover the betting lines and best-bet predictions for each matchup.

In addition to these special ESPN+ shows, ESPN+ subscribers also have access to exclusive tournament content and advanced ESPN Tournament Challenge Tools to give them an inside edge while filling out their brackets. The ESPN+ Bracket Predictor uses in-depth data to help fans evaluate each of the 63 matchups in the men’s tournament and imports those picks directly into the ESPN Tournament Challenge game. The ESPN+ Bracket Analyzer provides a round-by-round forecast of the odds of survival for each pick in a fan’s bracket, projecting the number of correct picks through the tournament. The ESPN Tournament Challenge game is available on and the ESPN Tournament Challenge app for iOS and Android.

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