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March Madness bracket 2023: Updated NCAA Tournament bracket after Thursday’s First Round games


Let’s check in on the live March Madness bracket after Thursday’s First Round games featuring big upsets to bust your NCAA Tournament bracket. 

Is your 2023 March Madness bracket busted? You aren’t alone. While the hope of a perfect bracket is a lofty goal to begin with, but the chaotic scenes from Thursday’s First Round games in the NCAA Tournament made that even more so.

The madness truly got started almost right away. 13-seed Furman shocked the world on a wild finish against 4-seeded Virginia to pull off a massive upset in the second game that tipped off in March Madness. That was just the appetizer, though, as later in the day, we saw a 15-seeded Princeton team come out of nowhere after trailing for most of the game against Arizona and pull off a 15-over-2 upset for the third-straight tournament.

These college basketball streets are wild right now with only a few hundred perfect brackets remaining. So what does the 2023 March Madness live bracket look like now? Let’s take a look as we head into Friday’s finisher for the First Round.

March Madness bracket live 2023: Updated bracket after Thursday First Round games

With 16 games under our belt after Thursday’s action, let’s take a look at the updated 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket.

March Madness live bracket 2023

Alabama is one of my big takeaways here. The South Region is now wide-open for the top-seeded Crimson Tide with Arizona out and no one truly looking all that dominant in the games we saw on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Tennessee vs. Duke matchup looming on Thursday is going to be one to watch in the East Region, the same of which can be said of a red-hot Penn State team facing Texas in the Midwest and even this fired-up Arkansas team facing Kansas in the West Region.

And that’s just after one day. This is everything we could’ve asked for and it feels like more chaos is sure to come as we keep dancing.

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