2023 March Madness: Men’s NCAA tournament schedule, sites, and locations

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The first four games of the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament are scheduled for March 14, 2023, and the final four are set to be held on April 1, 2023, in Houston, Texas. The tournament will end after the National Championship game, which will be played on April 3, 2023.

What exactly is March Madness 2023?

For men’s college basketball fans, “March Madness” means the 68-team, single-elimination tournament for NCAA Division I. It has been performed every March since 1939. The event consists of seven rounds to win the national title. 

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When will the 2023 NCAA tournament (March Madness) start?

March Madness 2023 will be held in Dayton, Ohio, from March 14 to April 3, 2023, with the Final Four beginning on March 12, 2023. This information is important, particularly for NCCA tournament fans who place their March madness odds

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What about the 2023 Selection Sunday?

Selection Sunday is the day when the Selection Committee reveals the NCAA men’s tournament bracket for 2022.

On March 12, “Selection Sunday” will kick off. The dates and locations for the 2023 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament are given below.

  • 2023 March Madness tournament’s key dates, times
  • Sunday, March 12: Selection Sunday
  • March 14 to 15: First Four
  • March 16 to 17: First round
  • March 18 to 19: Second round
  • March 23 to 24: Sweet 16
  • March 25 to 26: Elite Eight
  • April 1: Final Four
  • Monday, April 3, 2023: NCAA National Championship game

Below is the full schedule, date, and location for the 2023 March Madness

March 14-15 First Four Dayton, OH UD Arena
March 16 & 18 First/Second Rounds Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena
March 16 & 18 First/Second Rounds Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
March 16 & 18 First/Second Rounds Orlando, FL Amway Center
March 16 & 18 First/Second Rounds Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
March 17 & 19 First/Second Rounds Albany, NY MVP Arena
March 17 & 19 First/Second Rounds Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
March 17 & 19 First/Second Rounds Denver, CO Ball Arena
March 17 & 19 First/Second Rounds Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
March 23 & 25 West Regional Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
March 23 & 25 East Regional New York, NY Madison Square Garden
March 24 & 26 Midwest Regional Kansas City, MO T-Mobile Center
March 24 & 26 South Regional Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
April 1 & 3 Final Four Houston, TX NRG Stadium

March Madness TV schedule in 2023: 

Regular coverage of the first four rounds returns to truTV. CBS, TNT, TBS, and truTV will share first- and second-round coverage.

The remaining rounds of the tournament, the Sweet 16 and Elite 8, will be broadcast on TBS and CBS, respectively. CBS will have exclusive coverage of the Final Four on Saturday, April 1, and the Championship Game on Monday, April 3.


Meanwhile, keep an eye out for timings, TV channels, team matchups, and final results of every 2023 men’s NCAA basketball tournament game.

March Madness trivia and interesting facts

In 1939, Henry V. Porter came up with the term “March Madness” to describe a high school basketball tournament in Illinois. Brent Musburger first used it while covering the NCAA in 1982, which led to a legal battle that was just as crazy as the playoffs.

But, eventually, everyone figured it out, and the madness became official. 

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