December 5, 2023

March Madness has officially arrived, and the 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket has been set. Alabama landed the top overall seed in the 68-team March Madness bracket 2023, with Kansas, Houston, and Purdue joining the Crimson Tide as No. 1 seeds in their respective regions. No. 1 seeds have cut down the nets as national champions in five straight years and 24 times since the NCAA Tournament bracket expanded to 64 teams 37 years ago.

Will the No. 1 seeds thrive again in March Madness 2023, or will a dark horse team emerge from the 2023 NCAA basketball bracket and go on a national championship run? Before making any 2023 March Madness bracket predictions, be sure to check out the 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket picks from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulated the entire 2023 NCAA Tournament 10,000 times. It has absolutely crushed its March Madness picks, beating over 92% of all CBS Sports brackets two of the last four tournaments. The model also nailed three teams in the West and South Region Sweet 16 last year, including No. 5 seed Houston.

It knows how to spot an upset as well. The same model has produced brackets that have nailed 18 first-round upsets by double-digit seeds. It also nailed some massive upsets two years ago, including predicting the championship game between Gonzaga and Baylor and hitting Houston’s Midwest Region win even though the Cougars weren’t the No. 1 seed.

There’s simply no reason to rely on luck when there’s proven technology to help you dominate your 2023 March Madness picks. Now, with the 2023 NCAA bracket revealed, the model is simulating the matchups and its results are in. You can only see it over at SportsLine.

Three 2023 March Madness bracket games to watch

One of the most intriguing 2023 March Madness matchups to watch: No. 8 Maryland vs. No. 9 West Virginia in the South Region. The Terrapins struggled to close out the season, losing three of their last four games, but are tenacious on the defensive end, allowing only 63.2 points per game. The Mountaineers played the fourth most difficult schedule in the country and are led by one of the most experienced coaches in the country, Bob Huggins. The winner of this matchup will likely face No. 1 overall seed Alabama in the second round.

Another 2023 March Madness matchup to keep an eye on: No. 5 San Diego State vs. No. 12 Charleston Cougars. The Aztecs, coming off their eighth MWC title since 2011, have developed into one of the premier mid-major programs in the country. SDSU is experienced and elite on the defensive end and has played in 10 NCAA Tournaments since 2010. Charleston went 31-3 during the regular season and found itself ranked in the top 25 for the first time in 20 years. While the Aztecs excel defensively, the Cougars are among the best offensive teams in college basketball, averaging 80.8 points per game.

No. 4 Virginia vs. No. 13 Furman is another critical matchup in the South. The Cavaliers have experienced two first-round exits and one national championship in their last three trips to the NCAA Tournament. They lost to No. 13 seed Ohio in the opening round two years ago, so they will be motivated to avoid another upset on Thursday. Furman swept the Southern Conference regular season and tournament titles to make the NCAA Tournament bracket for the first time since 1980. The Paladins are led by SoCon Player of the Year Jalen Slawson, who averages 15.7 points and 7.1 rebounds. You can see the model’s 2023 NCAA bracket picks here.

How to make 2023 NCAA bracket predictions

Who wins every tournament-defining matchup? And which teams will make surprising runs through the 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket? With the model’s track record of calling bracket-busting upsets, you’ll want to see which stunners it’s calling this year before locking in any 2023 NCAA bracket picks.

So what’s the optimal NCAA Tournament 2023 bracket? And which NCAA Tournament Cinderella teams will shock college basketball? Visit SportsLine now to see which double-digit seeds you can back with confidence, all from the model that’s called 18 upsets by double-digit seeds.


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