March Madness Bracket: Updated 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracket

The 2024 NCAA Tournament bracket won't be set until March 17. After that, we'll have an updated March Madness bracket from the First Four, all the way until the National Championship.

Nov 6, 2023 • 08:49 ET
A general view of a March Madness bracket in March, 2019.
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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

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.


Read our tips

Consider our tips for how to fill out your bracket.


Get our prediction

We'll research and release the official Covers March Madness bracket predictions. Use them to your advantage.


Enter contests

Now that your bracket is filled out enter as many free bracket contests as possible. If that's not your thing, there are plenty of other March Madness pool and game ideas to choose from.

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