LAS VEGAS (August 8, 2023) – The 2023 Vegas Showdown bracket has been revealed. The event, which takes place on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24, features Arizona State, BYU, NC State and Vanderbilt.

The first day of games in the bracketed event will match NC State against Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. PT, followed by BYU taking on Arizona State at 9 p.m. PT. Friday’s third-place game will be played at 4:30 p.m. PT, with the championship game to follow at 6:30 p.m. PT. All four games will air on ESPN2 from Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas. See complete bracket reveal here.


Time (ET)/Time (PT)



Thursday, Nov. 23

10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT

NC State vs. Vanderbilt



12:00 a.m. ET/9:00 p.m. PT

BYU vs. Arizona State


 Friday, Nov. 24

7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT

Third Place Game



9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT

Championship Game


All four teams posted winning records during the 2022-23 season, including the Sun Devils, Wolfpack and Commodores, which all made postseason appearances.

Ticket prices for the Vegas Showdown start at $25, not including applicable service charges, for each day of games and can be purchased online starting Friday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. PT at

The early-season Showdown will be among 10 owned and operated basketball events by ESPN Events.

Click here for the Vegas Showdown Media Kit. For more information on ESPN Events, visit

About Michelob ULTRA Arena
The Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is a multi-purpose arena home to World Championship Boxing, premier concerts and special events. With seating for as many as 12,000, the arena, which was recently renovated in 2018, offers excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art lighting and sound. The entertainment venue is home to the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces, the city’s first professional basketball team, and has hosted prominent events and concerts such as Justin Timberlake, KISS, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, John Mayer, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Alejandro Fernandez and David Foster & Friends. World championship boxing events have featured fighters including Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Shane Mosley and Bernard Hopkins. The Michelob ULTRA Arena also has been home to multiple Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events, USA Basketball and the Latin GRAMMY Awards.

About ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of collegiate sporting events nationwide. In 2023, the 32-event schedule includes four early-season college football kickoff games, 17 college bowl games, 10 college basketball events, and a college softball event, in addition to a new a college gymnastics event coming in 2024. Collectively, these events account for over 400 hours of live programming on ESPN platforms, while reaching 60 million viewers and attracting more than 650,000 annual attendees. Each year, the portfolio of events features more than 20 Division I conferences and hosts over 4,000 participating student-athletes. With satellite offices in more than 10 cities across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans. For more information, visit the official websiteFacebookTwitter or YouTube pages.


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