Tracking the Teams That Earned Tickets to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament


After a busy first two days, the second half of the opening weekend of the 2023 Men’s NCAA Tournament is underway.

And that means the Sweet 16 spot is on the line.

No. 5-ranked San Diego State University became the first program to sell tickets to Suite 16 on Saturday. The Aztecs got past No. 13 Furman, who was coming out of No. 4 Virginia’s big first-round upset.

By the end of Sunday, 15 more teams will join the Aztecs in the qualifiers for the second weekend of the Big Dance.

Which teams will be in the Sweet 16 2023 NCAA Tournament?

An update on the teams that have qualified for the Sweet 16 so far, how they got there and their next opponents.

No. 5 San Diego (Southern Region)

  • Round 1: Beat No. 12 Charleston 63-57
  • Round 2: Beats No. 13 Furman 75-52
  • Sweet 16: Vs. Winner of No. 1 Alabama. 8 Maryland

15. Princeton (South)

  • Round 1: Beat No. 2 Arizona 59-55
  • Round 2: 78-63, No. 7 Missouri
  • Sweet 16: Vs. Winner of No. 3 Baylor. 6 Clayton

4. Tennessee (Eastern Region)

  • First round: 58-55 vs 13 Louisiana
  • Round 2: Beat No.5 Duke 65-52
  • Sweet 16: Vs. Winner of No. 9 Florida Atlantic – No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson

1. Houston (Midwest)

  • Round 1: 63-52 vs. 16 Northern Kentucky
  • Round 2: 81-64 vs No. 9 Auburn
  • Sweet 16: Vs. No. 4 Indiana No. 1 winner. 5 Miami

2. Texas (Midwest)

  • Round 1: 81-61 to No. 15 Colgate
  • Round 2: Beats No. 10 Penn State 71-66
  • Sweet 16: Vs. No.3 Xavier-No. 11 Pit

8. Arkansas (Western Region)

  • Round 1: 73-63 vs No. 9 Illinois
  • Round 2: 72-71 vs No. 1 Kansas
  • Sweet 16: Vs. No.4 UConn-No. Winner 5 St. Mary

The No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks lost to No. 8 Arkansas in the second round of an impressive men’s NCAA Tournament.

Where are the 2023 Suite 16s in the East, South, Midwest, and West regions?

east: Madison Square Garden — New York

South: KFC Yum!Center — Louisville, Kentucky

Midwest: T-Mobile Center — Kansas City, Missouri

West: T-Mobile Arena — Las Vegas

When does Sweet 16 in 2023 start?

Sweet 16 runs from Thursday, March 23rd through Friday, March 24th. Elite Eight continues on Saturday, March 25th and Sunday, March 26th.

Every year the internet seems to want the NCAA Tournament to expand to more teams. If all qualified D1 teams participated, March Madness would look like this:


What do you think?

Written by Natalia Chi

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