The NCAA tournament is set to begin in March of 2023 and will include 68 teams. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) 84th annual edition is expected to begin on the 14th of March, 2023, and end on April 3 in Houston, Texas, with the final game. The first four games of the 2023 men’s NCAA tournament will take place in Dayton, Ohio, and will go until the Final Four in Houston.
Each program that triumphed in a conference tournament where 32 teams received automatic bids. The NCAA Selection Committee extends selections for the 36 “at-large” invitations. The Selection Committee will also select the field from 1 to 68.
The First Four include eight teams, and winners of these contests will move on to the tournament’s main bracket. This article is for you if you are a fan of this sport and want to be updated on the NCAAB odds, schedules, dates, and venue. Read to the end to know everything you need to know about the coming NCAA tournament.
NCAA Tournament: Date, Schedule for Events and Venue
The tournament is officially beginning on March 14th, 2023, with the selection of brackets and locations. The First Four is set to be held at the University of Dayton Arena in Ohio. The first round will be held on the 16th and 17th of March at the Amway Center in Orlando.
The second round will be held on the 17th and 19th of March at the MVP Arena in Albany. The regional semifinals and finals are set to begin on the 23rd and 25th at the West, South, East, and Midwest Regionals. The National Semifinals and Championships will be held on the 1st and 3rd of April, 2023, at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
March Madness 2023 Odds
Here are the top three teams leading the chart and possibly winning the 2023 tournament:
The NCAA Tournament is expected by many to be won by the Zags. The Gonzaga basketball team from the previous season once again breezed through the non-conference and WCC schedule but fell short in the NCAA Tournament after being shocked by Arkansas in the Sweet 16. They currently have an odds of +850.
The Cougars, who also have +850 odds to win March Madness in 2023, are in a tight second place. Houston, which had a 32-6 record the previous year, is once more stacked with new players. Terrance Arceneaux, a guard, and Jarace Walker, a power forward, have both been signed by Coach Kelvin Sampson. Both are anticipated to compete for American Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors.
North Carolina Tar Heels
Given that the North Carolina Tar Heels were a No. 8 seed in 2022 being the third favorite in March Madness in 2023 is a significant improvement. North Carolina did make it to the 2022 NCAA Championship game, where they lost to the Kansas Jayhawks 79-62. Maybe this event will allow them to go all the way. Their 2023 odds is currently on +1000.