March Madness 2022: Covid, Final Four, Predictions, Schedule, TV Times

The 2022 NCAA tournament for March Madness starts with First Four games in Dayton, Ohio and continues through to the 2022 Final Four in New Orleans.

Selection Sunday for the men’s tournament is March 13, 2022. Get the complete men’s 2022 March Madness tournament schedule information below.

March Madness 2022: Covid, Final Four, Predictions, Schedule, TV Times

Covid:

Ah, the ins-and-outs of college basketball in the Virus Age. Let the numbers from one Tuesday night in January, as conference play revved up, be an example.

Turnovers by Baylor guards James Akinjo and Adam Flagler against Oklahoma. That can’t become a habit, but the 14-0 and No. 1 Bears managed well enough for one evening to beat the Sooners 84-74, their 11th victory by double digits.

Final Four:

Elite Eight: March 26-27. Final Four: April 2. NCAA championship game: April 4.

Future Dates & Sites
FINAL FOUR DATES AND SITES
2022 New Orleans Caesars Superdome
2023 Houston NRG Stadium
2024 Phoenix State Farm Stadium
2025 San Antonio Alamodome

Predictions:

March Madness 2022: Covid, Final Four, Predictions, Schedule, TV Times

First- and second-round NCAA cities for 2022 include Buffalo, New York; Indianapolis; Fort Worth, Texas; Portland, Oregon; Greenville, South Carolina; Milwaukee; Pittsburgh and San Diego. Regional sites for the 2022 men’s tournament include San Antonio, San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia.

Check out Joe Lunardi’s ESPN Bracketology for an early projection of the field, including all of the current teams considered to be “on the bubble” as part of ESPN’s projection. Bracket projections will be updated regularly throughout the 2021-22 regular season and through the conference tournaments.

Schedule:

First round: March 17, 18 — KeyBank Center (Buffalo), Gainbridge Fieldhouse (Indianapolis), Dickies Arena (Fort Worth), Moda Center (Portland), Bon Secours Wellness Arena (Greenville), Fiserv Forum (Milwaukee), PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh), Viejas Arena (San Diego)

Second round: March 19, 20 — KeyBank Center (Buffalo), Gainbridge Fieldhouse (Indianapolis), Dickies Arena (Fort Worth), Moda Center (Portland), Bon Secours Wellness Arena (Greenville), Fiserv Forum (Milwaukee), PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh), Viejas Arena (San Diego)

TV Times:

2021 March Madness: Scores, results
GAME TV TIME (ET)
(1) Baylor 86, (1) Gonzaga 70 CBS 9:20 p.m.
Final Four — Saturday, April 3    
(1) Baylor 78, (2) Houston 59 CBS 5:14 p.m.
(1) Gonzaga 93, (11) UCLA 90 (OT) CBS 8:34 p.m.

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