2023 Selection Sunday Schedule and March Madness
One of the best times of the year is here! It’s time for March Madness and the Selection Show is on Sunday. The full bracket for the college basketball tournament will be revealed today and you can start to fill out your brackets to join contests, pools, and more. Here is everything you need to know about the 2023 Selection Sunday Schedule and the NCAA Tournament.
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Selection Sunday Schedule
The NCAA Selection Committee unveils the men’s March Madness bracket at 6 p.m. eastern time on Sunday, March 12, 2023. You can watch the selection show on CBS. The committee reveals the women’s bracket at 8 p.m. eastern on ESPN.
The committee selects 68 teams to fill the bracket on Selection Sunday 2023. College basketball teams are given either automatic bids or at-large bids to NCAA March Madness. Automatic bids go to teams that won their NCAA basketball conference tournaments.
2023 March Madness Bracket
The men’s tournament consists of a 68-team bracket. It expanded from 64 teams in 2011. The women’s basketball tournament moved to 68 teams last year. There are four regions that have seeds from number 1 to 16. A number 1 seed plays a 16, a number 2 plays a 15, and so on.
The 2023 Men’s NCAA Tournament will begin with the First Four on Tuesday, March 14. The men’s college basketball tournament continues with the First Round which starts on Thursday, March 16.
NCAA Tournament and March Madness 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
The tournament starts with First Four. You can catch the First Four games in Dayton, Ohio at UD Arena. Winners from the March 14 games will advance to play on Thursday, March 16. Teams that win on Wednesday, March 15 advance to play on Friday.
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 Eight:
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 in Houston on April 3, 2023. The game is played at NRG Stadium. The women’s national title game is played on April 2 in Dallas, Texas.
Selection Sunday Schedule FAQs
You can watch Selection Sunday on March 12, 2023. The NCAA Men’s Basketball bracket will be revealed on CBS at 6 p.m. eastern. The women’s tournament field is announced on ESPN at 8 p.m.
Greg Gumbel hosts the Selection Show on CBS. You can watch the show on traditional cable or potentially on streaming services such as YouTube TV, Hulu, Sling, and more that have the channel available.
The First Four games begin on Tuesday, March 14. The First Round is on March 16 and March 17.
There are 68 teams in the big dance for both the men’s and women’s tournaments. Conference tournament winners receive automatic bids to the tourney. The 2023 NCAA Tournament will begin with the First Four games on Tuesday, March 14, 2023.