It’s that time of year again – March Madness is upon us! As the best teams in college basketball gear up for the big dance, I’m so thrilled to share with basketball fans a printable NCAA bracket for this year’s tournament. 

Black and white printable March Madness bracket for teachers lying on top of a blue-green sheet with multicolored letters on a light brown background.  printed pdf version from Kids activities blog.
Get ready for an exciting college basketball tournament!

March Madness Brackets

March Madness starts on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 and ends on Monday, April 8, 2024. Click the orange button to download and print your own March Madness bracket to fill in:

Our free files come with two printable March Madness brackets in PDF form for the NCAA Division I Men’s Tournament. These brackets are super easy to use, and perfect for tracking all the action from the first round to the national championship game.

Here is the schedule for 2024 tournament:

  • Selection Sunday: Sunday, March 17
  • First Four: March 19-20
  • First round: March 21-22
  • Second round: March 23-24 
  • Sweet 16: March 28-29 
  • Elite Eight: March 30-31 
  • Final Four: Saturday, April 6
  • NCAA championship game: Monday, April 8

Printable Tournament Bracket – Simple version

Black and white printable March Madness bracket  for teachers for kids, students and adults. printed pdf version from Kids activities blog.
Can you guess the national champs?

Our first printable bracket for March Madness comes in a clean design that is really easy to use. Use coloring pencils or pens to write down your predictions! Down below you can find the list of the playing teams.

Printable Tournament Bracket – Fun design

Our second March Madness bracket printable comes with a fun design in black and white, ready to be colored with some bright colors. Because of this, it’s perfect for kids who are also basketball fans.

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  • The printable March Madness template pdf — see button below to download & print.
  • March Madness Bracket printable are sized for standard letter printer paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.

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How to use the printable tournament bracket?

There are many bracket scoring systems since they are a fun way to add a competitive edge to your March Madness experience. Using our bracket scoring system is simple enough for kids and adults alike. Here’s how it works:

Each person will receive a printable bracket with 16 lines on each side, representing the first round matchups. As the tournament progresses, participants will fill in their predictions in the bracket picks for each game, choosing the team they believe will advance to the next round. After each game, simply cross out the losing team and continue to fill in the bracket for the next round. As the field narrows down, participants will have fewer options to choose from, with 8 lines for the second round, 4 lines for the semifinals, and finally, 2 lines for the championship game. At the end of the tournament, the participant who correctly predicts the most games and ultimately selects the national champion will be crowned the winner of the bracket challenge!

Here are the teams playing this season:

  1. EAST REGION (BOSTON) Brooklyn, NY
    No. 1 Connecticut vs. No. 16 Quinnipiac
    No. 8 Utah vs. No. 9 Texas A&M Spokane, WA
    No. 4 Baylor vs. No. 13 Akron
    No. 5 Utah State vs. No. 12 Appalachian State Pittsburgh, PA
    No. 3 Dayton vs. No. 14 Vermont
    No. 6 Florida Atlantic vs. No. 11 Saint Mary’s Indianapolis, IN
    No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 15 Youngstown State
    No. 7 South Carolina vs. No. 10 Indiana State
    Indianapolis, IN
    No. 1 Purdue vs. No. 16 Merrimack/South Dakota State
    No. 8 St. John’s vs. No. 9 Memphis
    Brooklyn, NY
    No. 4 Kentucky vs. No. 13 Samford
    No. 5 Oklahoma vs. No. 12 Princeton
    Omaha, NE
    No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 14 Morehead State
    No. 6 San Diego State vs. No. 11 Cincinnati
    Omaha, NE
    No. 2 Marquette vs. No. 15 Colgate
    No. 7 Auburn vs. No. 10 Colorado State
    Memphis, TN
    No. 1 Houston vs. No. 16 Lipscomb
    No. 8 Northwestern vs. No. 9 Boise State
    Spokane, WA
    No. 4 Duke vs. No. 13 UC Irvine
    No. 5 Texas Tech vs. No. 12 Grand Canyon
    Memphis, TN
    No. 3 Creighton vs. No. 14 Louisiana Tech
    No. 6 New Mexico vs. No. 11 Nebraska/Washington State
    Charlotte, NC
    No. 2 Tennessee vs. No. 15 High Point
    No. 7 Clemson vs. No. 10 Mississippi State
    Charlotte, NC
    No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 16 Southern/Norfolk State
    No. 8 TCU vs. No. 9 Seton Hall
    Salt Lake City, UT
    No. 4 Iowa State vs. No. 13 McNeese State
    No. 5 Illinois vs. No. 12 Texas/Providence
    Pittsburgh, PA
    No. 3 Alabama vs. No. 14 Drexel
    No. 6 BYU vs. No. 11 Florida
    Salt Lake City, UT
    No. 2 Arizona vs. No. 15 Eastern Washington
    No. 7 Ole Miss vs. No. 10 Michigan State

So now you’re all ready for March Madness! Grab your printables, a pen or two, and start predicting!

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If you used our March Madness bracket, how many predictions did you get right?

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