The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament for 2023 began with the First Four games on March 14 at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio. The event included dates, locations, and matchups that led to the championship game at NRG Stadium in Houston on April 3. The tournament schedule included various locations for each round, and all times were in Eastern Time. First Four started on March 14-15, while First Round was held on March 16-17. Second Round took place on March 18-19, Sweet 16 on March 23-24, Elite Eight on March 25-26, Final Four on April 1 and NCAA championship on April 3.
The NCAA tournament began on March 14, 2023, with the First Four event. The tournament consisted of 64 teams, including No. 16 Texas A&M CC and No. 16 SE Missouri State; No. 11 Pitt and No. 11 Mississippi St. They played on March 14 and March 15, respectively. On March 16-17, First Round was held, and all games were played in different locations such as Legacy Arena, Wells Fargo Arena, Amway Center, Golden 1 Center, MVP Arena, Nationwide Arena, Ball Arena, and Greensboro Coliseum. The Second Round was played on March 18-19, 2023, in the same locations as First Round.
On March 23-24, 2023, Sweet 16 started at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Madison Square Garden in New York, T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, and KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. The games were played between No. 3 Kansas State, No. 7 Michigan State, No. 4 UConn, No. 8 Arkansas, No. 4 Tennessee, No. 9 Florida Atlantic, No. 2 UCLA, and No. 3 Gonzaga. On March 25-26, 2023, Elite Eight began in the same locations as Sweet 16. The championship game occurred on April 3, 2023, at NRG Stadium in Houston.
March Madness was broadcasted across four cable networks, such as CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV, and it was also streamed on Paramount+. The tournament could be accessed on any streaming service with access to CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV. Furthermore, March Madness was available for streaming on Paramount+. Some games of March Madness were broadcast on local CBS affiliates, and viewers could watch them for free if they had a digital antenna.