NCAA March Madness Schedule and Men’s College Basketball Season Highlights 2023
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- March Madness officially kicked off March 12 with Selection Sunday. Since then, 52 teams have been eliminated.
- None of the original No. 1 seeds remain in the tournament, but a No. 4 seed, two No. 5 seeds, and a No. 9 seed will compete in the Final Four on April 1.
- The men's championship game is scheduled for April 3 in Houston.
This week, the four remaining college basketball teams will continue on their quest toward a national championship title.
The madness has been in full swing so far in this postseason tournament.
Two No. 1 ranked teams – Kansas and Purdue – and two No. 2 ranked teams – Marquette and Arizona – lost in the first two rounds. Fairleigh Dickinson University upset Purdue, which was the second time in tournament history that a No. 16 team beat out a No. 1 seed.
Meanwhile, lower-seeded teams made their mark on brackets and hearts. No. 15 Princeton, No. 9 Florida Atlantic University, and No. 8 Arkansas made it to the Sweet 16
For the first time in history, the Elite Eight was absent of all No. 1 seeded teams. Now, three of the four remaining teams have yet to cut down the nets for a National Championship.
Be sure to tune in for the final three games of the Big Dance, starting with the Final Four matchups.
March Madness Schedule 2023
Back on Selection Sunday, the March Madness Selection Committee picked the 68 teams to play in the men's March Madness tournament.
Now, after 64 competitive games, only four teams - No. 5 San Diego St., No. 9 Florida Atlantic, No. 5 Miami, and No. 4 UConn – are left to play in the Final Four on April 1.
On April 3, two teams will face off in the National Championship game.
The Remaining Teams: Fast Facts
- The San Diego St. Aztecs have had a lock-down defense throughout the entire tournament, keeping Furman to only 52 points in the second round and Alabama's Brandon Miller to only 3-for-19 in the Sweet 16, according to ESPN.
- Florida Atlantic has undoubtedly stunned basketball fans across the country. With an undefeated home record, first ever Conference USA title, and second ever March Madness bid, the Owls were only just beginning to find their groove in the regular season. Now, they'll take on San Diego St. in the Final Four.
- No. 4 UConn is the highest seeded team left in the tournament. The Huskies won a national title back in 2014, and they're searching for their fifth overall championship.
- Co-regular season ACC champs, the Miami Hurricanes, beat No. 2 Texas in the Elite Eight, coming back from a double-digit deficit. The Canes set a program record in points scored in an NCAA tournament game against Houston.
Games of the Week
By this weekend, the Final Four will be underway. By Monday evening, the 2022-23 National Champions will be crowned.
Saturday, April 1
- San Diego St. vs. Florida Atlantic, 6:09 p.m.
- Miami vs. UConn, 8:49 p.m.
Monday, April 3
- The Championship Game, 9 p.m.
How to Watch March Madness
Most March Madness games will air live on channels like TBS, TNT, TruTV, and CBS.
If you don't have access to cable, you can stream games from your computer, phone, or TV. Streaming services like Sling TV, Hulu Live, DirecTV Stream, YouTube TV, or Paramount+ are all options to make sure you never miss a game.
Alternatively, think of creative ways to keep up with the tournament. Watch parties or live collegewide viewings can be fun ways to watch while saving a couple bucks.
Throughout the tournament, each of the Final Four contendants have exhibited team-wide talent. But some individual players have stepped up to the plate during the Big Dance.
- Johnell Davis, sophomore guard from Florida Atlantic University racked up 29 points and 12 rebounds against Fairleigh Dickinson, the No. 16 team that took down Purdue in the first round. He scored 15 and 13 in the next two games against Tennessee and Kansas State.
- Guard Matt Bradley, first team All-Mountain West selection, is the only player for San Diego St. that consistently scores in the double-digits. He shoots 35.8% from the three-point line, and averages 12.5 points per game.
- Huskies co-captain and Big East Preseason Player of the Year, Adama Sanogo, has helped lead UConn through four massive post-season wins. He averages 17.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.
- Guards Nijel Pack and Isaiah Wong are a dynamic duo for the Canes, scoring a combined 46 points in their win against Houston.
Regular Season Record-Holders
Even though none of these players are still competing in March Madness, they hold season offensive and defensive records, per NCAA Statistics. As of Mar. 26:
- Yuri Collins from Saint Louis in the Atlantic 10 Conference claims the most assists per game at just over an average of 10.
- Kentucky Wildcat Oscar Tshiebwe leads the nation in rebounds per game with an average of 13.1. Purdue's Zach Edey averages just .03 fewer rebounds per game than Tshiebwe. Tshiebwe and Edey are both contenders for National Player of the Year.
- Senior guard Antoine Davis leads the country in points per game at 28.2 on average, bringing Detroit Mercy into the national spotlight.