Once the conference tournaments have been played and Selection Sunday has concluded, the 2024 March Madness bracket will be set! Get ready to fill out your bracket before the tournament begins later this week.
The 2024 March Madness bracket
Follow along with each round right up to the Nation Championship to keep track of Covers' 2024 College Basketball Men's Tournament Bracket.
You can also download and print our official bracket by visiting our printable March Madness bracket page. Make sure you fill out your bracket and enter free bracket challenges and contests before the tournament starts for a chance at huge prizes.
2024 bracket details
- The official bracket will be released on March 17, 2024.
- The Final Four for 2024 is set to be played at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
- The First Four play-in games will be played on March 19 and 20, 2024.
- Bracket submissions are due before the first game of Round 1 tips off on Thursday, March 21, 2024. This usually occurs around Noon ET, but the official game schedule will be released during the Selection Sunday show.
- The first weekend (Rounds 1 and 2) runs from Thursday, March 21 - Sunday, March 24, 2024.
- The second weekend (Sweet 16 and Elite Eight) runs from Thursday, March 23 - Sunday, March 26.
- The Final Four and national championship game will be held on April 1 and April 4, respectively.
Last Year's March Madness Bracket
In 2023 the NCAA Tournament Bracket played out in surprising fashion. See how it turned out below with our bracket from last year.
The perfect March Madness bracket
A question often asked of us is whether there has ever been a perfect March Madness bracket. The answer is simple: No. And there likely never will be.
That's because the odds of successfully predicting a perfect March Madness bracket are 1 in 120.2 billion — assuming you know a little about college basketball! If you're flipping a coin? Those odds become 1 in 9.2 quintillion, per NCAA.com.
No wonder Warren Buffett offers $1 billion to anyone who could fill out a perfect bracket.
Covers March Madness bracket guides
Once the bracket is set, it's time to fill out some brackets of your own. Use our free printable bracket to plot a course through the tournament.
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March Madness Bracket FAQs
March Madness brackets come out immediately following the Selection Sunday show, which in 2024 is on March 17 from 6-7 p.m. ET.
March Madness brackets are due just before tip-off of the first game of the first round (the Round of 64).
The teams for the March Madness bracket will be announced during the Selection Sunday show, which in 2024 is on March 17.