When and where is March Madness?


The countdown to March Madness is on, which means college basketball teams are trying to secure one of the 68 spots in the NCAA Tournament. 

There are top contenders in both the men’s and women’s brackets, but as anyone who has ever attempted to complete the perfect bracket knows, March Madness was built for upsets and Cinderella stories. 

Here’s a look at what to expect from the 2023 March Madness tournaments.

When is Men’s March Madness?

Men’s March Madness begins Tuesday, March 14, and runs through Monday, April 3. 

When is Women’s March Madness?

Women’s March Madness begins Wednesday, March 15, and runs through Sunday, April 2.

When is Selection Sunday?

Selections for both the men’s and women’s tournament will take place on Sunday, March 12.

The men’s bracket will be revealed on CBS, followed by the women’s bracket on ESPN.

How many teams make March Madness?

Sixty-four women’s teams will hear their name called on Selection Sunday.

Meanwhile, the men’s tournament includes 68 schools, with eight teams competing in the First Four with a chance to advance to the first round.

Who is hosting the 2023 Final Four?

The men’s Final Four will head to NRG Stadium in Houston. In addition to serving as the home of the Houston Texans, it’s frequently used as a venue for the Houston Rodeo and national team soccer matches for both the U.S. and Mexico.

This is the sixth year that NRG Stadium has hosted March Madness and the third time it will be home to the Final Four. 

The women will convene three-and-a-half hours north in Dallas at American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks. The roughly 20,000-seat arena last hosted a Final Four in 2017 when South Carolina won the program’s first national championship.

How to buy tickets for March Madness

Tickets are already available at onlocation.com, the official ticket and hospitality partner of the NCAA. 

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