Tourney bracket tips: What you need to know to make your picks

The tournament is upon us.

Whether you’re filling out a bracket for the first time or a seasoned pro looking to lock up another pool win, Yahoo Sports is here to break down everything you need to know about the tournament. You can sign up to play our Tourney Pick’em game right here.

You can even play against Draymond Green’s bracket for a chance to win $25K, so let the fun begin.

But before you make your picks, be sure to study the field. We’ve got you covered below with tips and tricks to navigate the bracket.

(Note: This page will be updated as we continue to preview the tournament.)

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Get Ready to Fill Out Your Bracket

Tournament bracket: Field of 68 revealed
• Printable bracket: Start making your picks
Everything you need to know before filling out a bracket
Our writers fill out their brackets and make title predictions
Underdogs that could surprise in each region
• 5 upsets to pick in first round of tourney
• These upsets aren’t going to happen
Potential Cinderellas that could make a run
• Teams most likely to bust your bracket
• Final Four predictions: Who wins it all?

Title contenders, ranking them 1-68

Who are Yahoo users picking to pull upsets?
For beginners: Tips and tricks to filling out a bracket
Picking your tourney bracket in 2 minutes
Non-traditional ways to spice up your bracket pool

• Tournament TV schedule for First Four, first round

Regional Breakdowns and other Analysis

• 16 things to know about each region: East | Midwest | South | West
• Predictions: East | South | Midwest | West
• Draw winners and losers: Kentucky, Duke get rough roads
Most dynamic players to watch in Big Dance
Ranking the 68 best players in the tournament

Opposing coaches on how to beat top contenders

Team Preview Videos

Alabama | Arizona | Arizona State | Arkansas | Auburn | Bucknell | BuffaloButler
Cal State Fullerton | Charleston | Cincinnati | Clemson | Creighton | DavidsonDuke
Florida | Florida State | Georgia StateGonzaga | Houston | Iona | Kansas | Kansas State
Kentucky | Lipscomb | LIU Brooklyn | Loyola Chicago | MarshallMiami | Michigan
Michigan State | Missouri | MontanaMurray State | N.C. State | NC Central | Nevada
New Mexico State | North Carolina | Ohio State | Oklahoma | Penn | Providence | Purdue
Radford | Rhode Island | San Diego State | Seton Hall | South Dakota State
St. Bonaventure | Stephen F. AustinSyracuse | TCU | Tennessee | Texas | Texas A&M
Texas SouthernTexas Tech | UCLA | UMBC | UNC Greensboro | Villanova | Virginia
Virginia TechWest Virginia | Wichita State | Wright State | Xavier

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How a broken play sent Radford to the tournament
• Last-second 3-pointer sends UMBC to the tourney

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