The NCAA men’s tournament as predicted by Andy Katz on Selection Sunday

Andy Katz's 2021 NCAA bracket projection, made on Jan. 5
Selection Today is Sunday. In just a few hours, the complete 2023 March Madness men’s bracket will be made public. But, Andy Katz’s final bracket projections are available first.
The 68-team field that Katz projected is shown here, with the regional seeds stated in parenthesis after the overall seeding. Auto bids from today’s conference tournament finals are indicated by those with an asterisk.
Rankings leaders Alabama, Houston, Kansas, and Purdue hold the No. 1 seeds for their respective regions. Since the top-16 committee announcement, these four teams have dominated Katz’s forecasts, despite the fact that the three teams behind Alabama moved around in the rankings.
Before the brackets are chosen, Alabama will play Texas A&M in the SEC tournament title game. The Crimson Tide seeks retribution after the Aggies’ shocking 67-61 victory at the conclusion of the regular season.
Before to Selection Sunday, Houston will play Memphis in the AAC tournament championship. The Cougars enter the title game riding a 13-game winning run, which included a 72-64 victory against Memphis.
The Jayhawks are still in the top four despite losing to Texas in the Big 12 tournament final, 76-56, although they dropped from second place in Katz’s tournament field. Bill Self was unable to lead the reigning champions due to sickness, but he is anticipated to do so in the NCAA tournament.