2022 NCAA tournament schedule: March Madness bracket, game dates, TV tips times, locations

The NCAA Tournament is almost here and the greatest sporting event is finally returning to normal circumstances. After the 2020 event was canceled amid the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2021 tournament was held in a controlled environment with limited fans, we are gearing up for something that will take us will seem more familiar.

The 2022 Big Dance is set to be played across the country with fans in the regions as the sport caps off a wild 2021-22 season that saw a revolving door at the top of the standings. There are no overwhelming favorites to win the national championship this season, and there is no shortage of teams that have shown the ability to go all the way.

Below is this year’s NCAA tournament schedule. It’s not over yet as we still need to know official peak times, announcer schedules and TV assignments – but all of that will be announced on Selection Sunday at 6pm ET on CBS. For now, let’s take a look at the schedule for the top four until the national title game.

The wait is over, parentheses are here! Return to your parenthesis group or start a new one before the madness begins!

Be sure to check in often as this story will be updated whenever the NCAA Tournament schedule is adjusted. Matches will be broadcast on CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV — and as always, you can watch all tournament matches via March Madness Live starting Tuesday night with the First Four.

2022 NCAA Tournament Schedule, Dates

Sunday Selection

Sunday, March 13 — 6 p.m. (CBS)

first four

Tuesday, March 15 – 6:30 p.m. start (truTV)
Wednesday, March 16 – 6:30 p.m. start (truTV)
UD Arena

First round

Thursday, March 17 — Noon Start (CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV)
Friday, March 18 – Noon Start (CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV)
KeyBank Center — Buffalo, New York; Gainbridge Fieldhouse–Indianapolis, Indiana; Dickies Arena — Fort Worth, Texas; Moda Center — Portland, Oregon; Bon Secours Wellness Arena — Greenville, SC; Fiserv Forum — Milwaukee, Wisconsin; PPG Paints Arena — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA

Second turn

Saturday, March 19 — Noon Start (CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV)
Sunday, March 20 — Noon Start (CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV)
KeyBank Center — Buffalo, New York; Gainbridge Fieldhouse–Indianapolis, Indiana; Dickies Arena — Fort Worth, Texas; Moda Center — Portland, Oregon; Bon Secours Wellness Arena — Greenville, SC; Fiserv Forum — Milwaukee, Wisconsin; PPG Paints Arena — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA

Sweet 16

Thursday, March 24 — starts at 7 p.m. (CBS, TBS)
Friday, March 25 — starts at 7 p.m. (CBS, TBS)
AT&T Center — San Antonio, TX; Chase Center — San Francisco, Calif.; United Center — Chicago, Illinois; Wells Fargo Center — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elite Eight

Saturday, March 26 — start 6 p.m. (TBS)
Tuesday, March 27 — starts at 2 p.m. (CBS)
AT&T Center — San Antonio, TX; Chase Center — San Francisco, Calif.; United Center — Chicago, Illinois; Wells Fargo Center — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Final square

Saturday, April 2 — starts at 6 p.m. (TBS)
Caesars Superdome – New Orleans, Louisiana

National Championship

Monday, April 4 — 9 p.m. (TBS)
Caesars Superdome – New Orleans, Louisiana

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