Fairleigh Dickinson coach Tobin Anderson wins the first tournament game that he has coached. It is the 3rd straight year that a coach won their first tournament game in the First Four.
- 2021 - Drake (Darian DeVries) defeated Wichita State 53-52
- 2021 - Norfolk State (Robert Jones) defeated Appalachian State 54-53
- 2022 - Mike Woodson (Indiana) defeated Wyoming 66-58
- 2023 - Tobin Anderson (Fairleigh Dickinson) defeated Texas Southern 84-61
Texas Southern plays in a game before the Round of 64 for the 6th time (including 5 since it was branded as the First Four). They are now 3-3 in those games. They had won their last 3 games in the First Four.
Arizona State is now 2-1 in the First Four. They become the first team to win multiple First Four games as an at-large team.
Arizona State's 98 points is the most in a First Four game. The previous high was 96 by Florida Gulf Coast in a 96-65 win over Fairleigh Dickinson in 2016.
With Nevada's loss, the Mountain West Conference has lost 10 consecutive tournament games.