The conference tournaments have been played, Selection Sunday has concluded, and the 2023 March Madness bracket is set! Get ready to fill out your bracket before the tournament begins later this week.
The 2023 March Madness bracket
Follow along with each round right up to the Nation Championship to keep track of Covers' 2023 College Basketball Men's Tournament Bracker brought to you by Betano.
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.
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2023 bracket details
- The official bracket will be released on March 12, 2023.
- The Final Four for 2023 is set to be played at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
- The First Four play-in games will be played on March 14 and 15, 2023.
- Bracket submissions are due before the first game of Round 1 tips off on Thursday, March 16, 2023. 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 16 - Sunday, March 19, 2023.
- 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.
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 2023 is on March 12 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 2023 is on March 12.