Updated: Feb 18, 2023 5:06 pm
What To Expect In 2023’s March Madness
Fans are getting ready for the action-packed 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, popularly known as March Madness. The yearly event features some of the top teams competing over several rounds in a thrilling tournament.
In the past, firmly-rooted rivalries have come to a head, and this year is no exception. As you prepare to get startled by the thunderous cheers that fill up the stadiums, we have prepared a complete review of this year’s March Madness, teams, dates, and what to expect. Let’s jump straight in.
The 2023’s March Madness, or NCAA Men’s Basketball, is set to kick off with the First Four high-stake games at the UD Arena Dayton, OH. Typically, these four matches serve as the starting point for one of the most-watched sporting events of the year. From Dayton, OH, the tournament will spread across the nation as teams battle against each other to advance to the regionals.
Finally, the top teams will advance for the showdown in an exciting conclusion at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. The winner will be crowned the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Champion.
In the 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, the four teams that advanced to the Final Four were Villanova, North Carolina, Kansas, and Blue Bloods Duke. The Kansas Jayhawks pulled off an epic victory and are the proud owners of their fourth NCAA title. It’s a remarkable milestone since it’s their 10th appearance in the NCAA and 16th time at Final Four.
What Is The Sweet 16 In March Madness?
As the name suggests, the Sweet 16 comprises 16 teams that survived two rounds of fierce matchups. These teams must face off against each other to determine the team that makes it to the elite 8. Fans are in high anticipation to find out which team will prevail in this year’s March madness.
The Sweet 16 matches will commence in New York and Las Vegas on March 23, 2023, and end with games in Louisville and Kansas City on March 24, 2023. The matchups will be followed by Elite 8 games in Las Vegas and New York on March 25, 2023, and Kansas City and Louisville on March 26, 2023.
The Elite 8 is the championship round for the various regions, with NCAA basketball games for either the men’s or women’s divisions. The team comprises the last eight teams representing regional finals or the national quarterfinals.
This table is a summary of the NCAA’s 2023 men’s tournament.
|March 14, 2023 and March 15, 2023||First Four||UD Arena in Dayton, OHio|
|March 16 , 2023 and 18, 2023||First and Second Rounds||Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA
Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
Amway Center in Orlando, FL
Legacy Arena in Birmingham, AL
|March 17, 2023 and March 19, 2023||First and Second Rounds||MVP Arena in Albany, NY
Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC
|March 23, 2023 and March 25, 2023||East-Regional||Madison Square Garden in New York, NY|
|March 23, 2023 and March 25, 2023||West-Regional||T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV|
|March 24, 2023 and March 26, 2023||Midwest Regional||T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO|
|March 24, 2023 and March 26, 2023||South Regional||KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY|
|April 1, 2023 and April 3, 2023||Final Four||NRG Stadium in Houston, TX|
Kansas Jayhawks are the current holders of the NCAA men’s Division I college basketball championships. Will this be their fifth time lucky? Fans are certainly looking forward to the tournament to see which team will rise to the occasion and come out on top as the national champion.