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Who’s in the 2023 NCAA Tournament? See Full List of Teams That Have Qualified for March Madness

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by Sascha Paruk in College Basketball

Mar 8, 2023 · 11:39 AM PST

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  • Conference tournaments are underway, which means auto-bids to the 2023 NCAA Tournament are being handed out
  • The first conference championship game takes place on March 4, 2023, with the last on March 12 (Selection Sunday)
  • The table below will be updated as each conference crowns its champion and hands out its bid to 2023 March Madness

The 2023 conference-tournament schedule is underway as of Monday, Feb. 27. The first championship games will take place on Saturday, March 4, with the final games early on Selection Sunday (March 12).

The table below lists the date of each conference title game and will be updated with the champions as they are decided.

Tournaments with title games on the same date are listed in alphabetical order (not the tip-off time of the game).

2023 NCAA Tournament – Automatic Bids by Conference

Conference Date of Championship Champion
Ohio Valley Conference March 4 Southeast Missouri State
ASUN March 5 Kennesaw State
Big South March 5 UNC Asheville
Missouri Valley Conference March 5 Drake
Southern Conference March 6 Furman
Sun Belt March 6 Louisiana
Colonial Conference March 7 Charleston
Horizon League March 7 Northern Kentucky
Northeast Conference March 7 Fairleigh Dickinson (Merrimack won tournament but is ineligible)
Summit League March 7 Oral Roberts
WCC March 7 Gonzaga
Big Sky March 8 Montana State
Patriot League March 8 Colgate
Southland Conference March 8 Texas A&M-CC
ACC March 11 Duke
America East March 11 Vermont
Big East March 11 Marquette
Big West March 11 UC Santa Barbara
Big 12 March 11 Texas
C-USA March 11 FAU
MAC March 11 Kent State
MAAC March 11 Iona
MEAC March 11 Howard
Mountain West March 11 San Diego State
PAC-12 March 11 UCLA
SWAC March 11 Texas Southern
WAC March 11 Grand Canyon
AAC March 12 Memphis
A10 March 12 VCU
Big Ten March 12 Purdue
Ivy League March 12 Princeton
SEC March 12 Alabama

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Timeline of Conference-Tournament Updates

  • Mar. 12 (AAC): Memphis upset No. 1 Houston in the AAC title game as five-point underdogs. The Tigers were safely in the field as an at-large, but will move up at least one seed line after taking down the top team in the country.
  • Mar. 12 (Ivy): Princeton stunned top-seed Yale in the Ivy League title game (74-65), earning their first NCAA Tournament bid since 2017.
  • Mar. 8 (Patriot): Colgate came through as the Patriot League chalk, routing Lafayette 79-61 in the title game.
  • Mar. 7 (WCC): Gonzaga absolutely hammered Saint Mary’s (77-51) in the WCC title game.
  • Mar. 7 (Northeast): Merrimack won the Northeast Conference, but because the Warriors are ineligible (recently transitioned to DI), runner-up Fairleigh Dickinson receives the auto-bid from the conference.
  • Mar. 6 (Southern): Furman handled Chattanooga 87-79 in the Southern Conference title game to earn its first NCAA Tournament bid since 1980.
  • Mar. 5 (ASUN): An early hit to teams on the bubble; Kennesaw State upset Liberty in the ASUN title game. Ranked 40th in the NET, Liberty (23-8) has an excellent chance to still qualify for March Madness as an at-large team.
  • Mar. 5 (MVC): Drake lit up Bradley in the MVC final (77-55) and will make it’s second NCAA Tournament appearance in the last three years (but also just its second since 2008). Ranked 60th in the NET, Bradley has a very slim chance at an at-large berth.
  • Mar. 5 (Big South): UNC Asheville downed Campbell in the Big South title game (77-73) to earn its first March Madness bid since 2016.
  • Mar. 4 (OVC): Southeast Missouri State is the first team officially in the 2023 NCAA Tournament, beating Tennessee Tech 89-82 in the final of the OVC championship game.
  • Feb. 27: The first conference tournament tipped off today, but the first championship game will not be played until Saturday, March 4 (Ohio Valley Conference).


SBD also calculates the latest projected March Madness bracket. That page will reflect the final bracket on Selection Sunday.


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