2023 March Madness Schedule

Let the chaos begin. It’s almost time for March Madness 2023. The best teams in the country are about to compete for a shot at a men’s and women’s national championship. Here is what you need to know about the 2023 March Madness Schedule.

NCAA Men’s and Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournaments

The Division I Men’s NCAA tournament consists of a 68-team field while the women’s tournament moved to 68 teams in 2022. Each conference is represented thanks to an automatic bid given to the conference tournament winner. The rest of the teams are chosen by a selection committee based on team performance and resumes.

The Kansas Jayhawks will be looking for back-to-back championships after winning the title last year in the men’s bracket. They will face a tough group of teams such as the likes of Purdue, Alabama, Baylor, and more.

Selection Sunday Shows and Times

Selection Sunday begins at 6 p.m. eastern time with the announcement of the men’s bracket. The women’s bracket is announced after at 8 p.m. eastern time. Teams are seeded from 1-16 and placed in four different regions around the country.

Men’s NCAA Tournament Schedule

The men’s 2023 March Madness Tournament takes place at several sites across the country. Here’s a look at the March Madness tournament schedule dates and locations for the NCAA Division I Tournament.

The First Four: March 14-15

March Madness starts with First Four. You can catch the First Four games in Dayton, Ohio at UD Arena.

First and Second Round: March 16-19

The tournament picks up from Ohio and continues with the First and Second rounds. These rounds take place at several locations across the country. You can watch the top teams at the following locations:

Birmingham, AL at Legacy Arena

Des Moines, IA at Wells Fargo Arena

Orlando, FL at Amway Center

Sacramento, CA at Golden 1 Center

Albany, NY at MVP Arena

Columbus, OH at Nationwide Arena

Denver, CO at Ball Arena

Greensboro, NC at Greensboro Coliseum

Sweet 16 and Elite 8: March 23-26

For the teams who survive the chaos of the first and second rounds, they will compete at the following locations for the Sweet 16 and Elite 8:

Las Vegas, NV at T-Mobile Arena
New York, NY at Madison Square Garden
Kansas City, MO at T-Mobile Center
Louisville, KY at KFC Yum! Center

Final Four: April 1

After winning four-straight games, teams reach the Final Four. It begins on April 1, 2023. The two semifinal games will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston.

National Championship Game: April 3

It all comes down to this. The National Championship game will take place on April 3, 2023. The game is played at NRG Stadium. It’s the conclusion of the college basketball season.

Women’s NCAA Tournament Schedule

Here’s a look at when the tournament for March Madness starts for the women.

The First Four

Like the men’s tournament, the women’s starts with First Four games on March 15-16.

First and Second Round

The First and Second rounds take place from March 17-20.

Sweet 16 and Elite 8

The Sweet 16 and Elite 8 run from March 24-27.

Final Four

The Final Four is on March 31, 2023. It’s at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas.

National Championship Game

The National Championship Game will be played on April 2, 2023. It begins at 3 p.m. eastern time.

2023 March Madness Schedule FAQs

When does the 2023 March Madness Tournament begin?

The 2023 men’s NCAA Tournament begins on March 14, 2023, with the First Four games. The first round begins on Thursday, March 16. The women’s tournament starts on March 15.

When is the 2023 Final Four?

You will be able to see the 2023 Final Four in Houston, Texas on April 1, 2023. The teams will be competing at NRG Stadium. The women’s Final Four is on March 31 at American Airlines Center in Dallas.

When is Selection Sunday for NCAA March Madness?

The selection committee picks the NCAA Tournament for March Madness on March 12, 2023. The show begins at 6 p.m.

How can I watch March Madness?

You can watch every game on CBS, TBS, TruTV, or TNT. Check the TV schedule for the 2023 NCAA tournament. The full schedule will give you a list of the matchups as student-athletes compete during March Madness.

When is the men’s basketball national championship game?

The 2023 March Madness Tournament schedule will conclude with the men’s national championship game on April 3, 2023.

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