March Madness 2023: Schedule, How to Watch, and Live Stream

March is here again with another edition of the eagerly awaited NCAA tournament bracket. Here you will find the latest information related to the upcoming March Madness 2023.


March Madness is officially titled as “NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.” It is a single-elimination format basketball tournament organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in March. The event was founded in 1939 and has been running annually.

Upcoming March Madness 2023 is titled “2023 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament” and will be the 84th annual edition of the long-running event. Like every year, a total of 68 teams will participate in the bracket-based elimination format event.

33 out of the 68 participating teams have qualified automatically. While the rest were qualified through the regional selection process. The event will initiate with First Four games. Following this, the event will be in full throttle with the four regional bracket tournaments.

Details on the schedule, live stream, and other info on the upcoming edition of March Madness is listed below.

When does March Madness 2023 begin?

  • Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
  • Time: 06:40 p.m. ET.

March Madness of the latest NCAA season is scheduled to initiate from March 14, 2023. The first round will begin with the First Four game between Missouri State and Texas starting on Tuesday at 06:40 p.m. ET. The event will run till April and will conclude with National Championship on Monday, April 3, 2023

March Madness 2023 Schedule:

Date Round Start Time (ET)
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 First Four 06:40 p.m., 09:10 p.m.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Thursday, March 16, 2023 First Round 12:15 p.m.
Friday, March 17, 2023
Saturday, March 18, 2023 Second Round 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 19, 2023
Thursday, March 23, 2023 Sweet 16 06:00 p.m.
Friday, March 24, 2023
Saturday, March 25, 203 Elite 8 06:09 p.m.
Sunday, March 26, 2023 02:20 p.m.
Saturday, April 1, 2023 Final 4 06:09 p.m.
Monday, April 3, 2023 National Championship 09:20 p.m.

How to watch the basketball games?

  • truTV
  • CBS

The popular American tv media network, CBS and truTV will provide live broadcasts of the match from the upcoming March Madness 2023 on a split schedule. The First Four games will be exclusively available to watch on truTV. Additionally, some first and second-round games will be available on regional channels like TBS and TNT. The national championship game will however be exclusively available on CBS at 09:00 p.m. ET on April 3rd.

How to Live Stream March Madness 2023?

  • CBS Live
  • Paramount+
  • fuboTV

CBS cable users will be able to watch the event live through the network’s official website, CBS Live. While, Paramount Plus subscribers will get access to the live streams of selected games that are available on CBS tv channel. Additionally, online viewers can get a fuboTV subscription to watch the games via streaming CBS channel on the platform. Currently, their pro plan costs only $74.99 a month and gives access to 130+ channels and 1,000 hr of cloud DVR.

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