Charlotte, NC — The NJCAA has announced details for the 2023 NJCAA Division I Men's and Women's Basketball Championship finals. Both national championship contests will be nationally televised for the first time on ESPNU as part of a multi-year media rights agreement with ESPN. The DI Men's Championship will be played on Saturday, March 25 at 2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT. The DI Women's Championship final will be on Monday, March 27 at 8:00 PM ET / 7:00 PM CT.
The Division I Men's Basketball Championship will begin Monday, March 20 in Hutchinson, KS. This year's national tournament marks the 75th anniversary of the tournament being played inside the historic Hutchinson Sports Arena. The Division I Women's Basketball Championship tips off on Wednesday, March 22, and will be played at the Rip Griffin Center in Lubbock, TX, for the eighth consecutive year.
The national tournaments will consist of twenty-four teams competing for a national title. The single-elimination seeded bracket is comprised of 16 district champions and eight at-large selections. The top-eight seeds receive first-round byes in the tournament.
Zurich Insurance will serve as the presenting sponsor of both events. Zurich Insurance is a leading insurance provider helping solve the growing financial burden of health care facing Americans. In collaboration with NJCAA's athlete insurance broker and claims administrator Bob McCloskey Insurance, Zurich is also the official provider of student-athlete insurance for the NJCAA.
For all DI men's national championship updates, visit: 2023 NJCAA DI Men's Basketball Championship
For all DI women's national championship updates, visit: 2023 NJCAA DI Women's Basketball Championship
For more on the NJCAA and ESPN multi-year agreement, visit: HERE