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March Madness 2023: Download printable bracket

The closest anyone has gotten to a perfect March Madness bracket occurred just four years ago.

WASHINGTON — March Madness is officially here and we now know which 68 teams will compete in the 2023 men's NCAA basketball tournament. 

The First Four will kick things off on Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15 in Dayton, Ohio. 

Then, the remaining 64 teams will compete when the First Round gets underway on Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17. 

The selection committee revealed the full 2023 tournament bracket on Selection Sunday, March 12.

You can click here or below to download a printable bracket to fill out for March Madness 2023. And even though there has never been a perfect March Madness bracket, maybe this is your year?

What are the odds of a perfect bracket? 

According to NCAA.com, if you were to simply guess or flip a coin for each matchup, the odds of a perfect NCAA bracket are 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808. 

However, NCAA.com also notes that the odds are more like 1 in 120.2 billion, if the person making the bracket takes into account info about which teams are better and tournament history. 

It's believed that the closest anyone has gotten to a perfect bracket occurred just three years ago.

During the 2019 tournament, an Ohio man correctly guessed all the games going into the Sweet 16, according to NCAA.com. But his streak of 49 correct picks was ended when Purdue beat Tennessee 99-94 in overtime of the second game in the Sweet 16.

In 2022 and 2021, it took just 28 games for there to be no more perfect brackets.

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