It’s March Madness time! Get ready for the NCAA Tournament, where top basketball teams compete for the championship. Check out the favorites and underdogs, key games, and how to watch the action. Plus, learn how to fill out your brackets!
The top four seeds this year are Alabama, Houston, Kansas, and Purdue. Each team will face potential hurdles, making for an unpredictable tournament.
In the East region, No. 1 seed Purdue will face potential hurdles in Memphis and Duke.
No. 1 seed Alabama, led by player of the year Brandon Miller, will be a strong contender in the South region, along with Baylor and Arizona.
Houston, despite stumbling in the conference title game, secured a No. 1 seed in the Midwest region. They’ll face potential hurdles in Penn State and Texas A&M.
Kansas is also a top seed in a stacked West region, with potential hurdles in TCU and Arkansas.
Key games to watch include Texas A&M vs. Penn State, Arkansas vs. Illinois, Miami vs. Drake, and Kentucky vs. Providence.
Gun violence and political issues have affected college sports this season, including Alabama’s team. Coaches have had to navigate difficult topics while leading their teams.
Watch every game on CBS, TBS, TNT, or TruTV, or online via March Madness Live or Paramount+. The Final Four will be on CBS, with Jim Nantz commentating his final NCAA Tournament.
FanDuel Sportsbook’s favorites to reach the Final Four are Houston, Alabama, Purdue, and either Kansas or UCLA.
The tournament stretches from Florida to California, with the Final Four in Houston on April 1-3. Women’s NCAA Tournament Final Four will be held in Dallas.