Updated April 10th, 2023.
Update Sunday, March 12th, 2023: the play-in games (First Four) and the First Round are set, and the calendar has them. Second round games go March 18th and March 19th but the times have not been set. As soon as the info is available I’ll update the calendar. Final Four is April 1st, starting at 3:09 PM Pacific Daylight Time. Championship is April 3rd, at 6:20 PM Pacific Daylight Time.
Here is the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament calendar, in ics (iCal) form. It’s as up-to-the-minute as I can make it and I’ll keep updating it as games are played. Game times are correct for your time zone– none of that “All Times Eastern” stuff. The scores will be added as the tournament progresses.
Bonus: if you subscribe to the calendar this year, next year you won’t have to do a thing. The games will magically appear in your calendar next March. I’ve been doing this since 2019’s tournament and I plan to keep doing it every year.
Getting the calendar is easy: all you have to do is click this link (from a Mac, an iPhone, or an iPad). When you do that, you’ll probably be asked whether it’s OK for Calendar to open the link. The answer is YES. When adding the calendar to your Mac you’ll get a box like this:
Then you’ll get a box like this:
If you subscribe on the Mac and you add the calendar to your iCloud account it will show up on your iPhone automatically.
If you are subscribing using your iPhone you’ll see screens like these two. Notice I saved the calendar to my iCloud account here too.
Here’s the calendar on the iPhone. The games all have a little basketball icon so you can spot them quickly. To get the calendar, tap the link and when asked about subscribing to the calendar “March Madness,” click “Subscribe.”
Here’s a version that works with Google Calendar
Just right-click this link and copy it, go to Google Calendar (that is, use a web browser to go to calendar.google.com), and click the “+” to add a calendar. Choose the option to “Add from URL.” Paste in what you copied and you’re done. Once added via a web browser you should see the calendar (in a few minutes) as an option in your Google Calendar. In the Google Calendar iPhone app, go to Settings (the three horizontal lines at top left), then “Show more” (below “Events” and “Reminders”). Check the box for March Madness and you’re all set.)
(The calendar can easily be turned off by unchecking it in the Calendar app on the iPhone, Mac, and iPad. Same thing in Google Calendar.)
The official March Madness app (for iPhone and iPad) has a lot of great features (best one: you can watch the games on your iPhone) but it doesn’t integrate with the Calendar app on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad. That’s where my calendar comes in: it shows up in the Calendar app. I couldn’t find such a calendar online so I made it myself. If you like it, tell a friend. to the best of my knowledge, this is the only calendar of its kind available on the web. Shocking but true.
I make a similar calendar for the College Football Bowl Games every year. Subscribe to that one and get the schedules, year after year. I do listen to feedback so please let me know (via the comments) if you have a suggestion or correction. I’d really appreciate it.
Women’s tournament link here.