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NCAA Tournament: March Madness Bracket

It’s time for March Madness! One of the best times of the year as college basketball becomes the center of the sports world. Here’s what you need to know about your March Madness bracket and more.

The men’s NCAA basketball tournament starts with the first four on March 14, 2023. It runs until the National Championship game on April 3. The 2023 Men’s Final Four is in Houston, Texas as teams hope to make a dream run in the 2023 NCAA tournament.

How Many Teams Make the 2023 NCAA Basketball Tournament?

The men’s NCAA tournament consists of a field of 68 teams. The field of 68 for the 2023 tournament includes 32 winners from conference tournaments who receive automatic bids. The other 36 teams receive at-large bids based on their regular season resume. An NCAA selection committee makes the picks based on what they’ve seen over the course of the college basketball season.

The 68-team field competes in a single elimination tournament. A 6-game winning streak means you’re a national champion. The NCAA Tournament field has teams from across the country. All Division I conferences are represented.

When Does the 2023 March Madness Bracket Get Released?

The March Madness men’s bracket is released at the conclusion of Selection Sunday on March 12. The selection show begins at 6 p.m. eastern time. After the show, you can begin to fill out your 2023 NCAA tournament bracket for various pools and platforms.

How Do I Fill Out My March Madness Bracket?

There are a couple of ways this can be done. If you are doing the work by hand, print off a copy. Next, go game by game and select a team to win. Write the winner on the next adjacent line between the teams. Continue as you work your way through the entire slate of games.

If you are filling out your picks online, most websites will show you the matchups region by region. You can then click on the team you think will win each matchup and it will automatically populate the correct box. Keep making picks until you’ve selected the winner for the national championship game.

Some pools and contests will have a tiebreaker. It will ask for the score of the national championship game. Make a prediction of the final score.

Latest Bracket Projections and Number 1 Seeds

The latest projections see teams such as Alabama, Kansas, Purdue, and Houston as number 1 seeds. Texas, UCLA, Baylor, and Marquette have proven worthy of being potential number 2 seeds. Gonzaga is sitting at a number 3 seed in the latest bracket predictions.

The top seeds are split up among four regions across the nation. Last year, the number-1-seeded Kansas Jayhawks beat North Carolina to win the national title.

Most NCAA Basketball Championships

UCLA holds the NCAA record for men’s basketball national championships with 11 to rank on top. Kentucky has 8 and North Carolina has 6. Indiana and Duke each hold 5 championships.

March Madness Bracket FAQs

When is Selection Sunday?

Selection Sunday takes place on March 12, 2023. The show begins at 6 p.m. eastern time.

When does the NCAA Tournament start?

The games of the First Four begin on March 14. The first round of the tournament begins on Thursday, March 16.

Where can I fill out a March Madness bracket?

Many of the top websites such as ESPN, Yahoo, CBS, and more have NCAA March Madness bracket contests. Check out the March Madness bracket 2023 contests to see how you stack up against the rest of the nation.

Where is the Final Four in 2023?

The Final Four will take place at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.