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2022 March Madness Bracket

2022 Printable March Madness BracketNCAA Men's Division I Bracket

2021 March Madness Bracket

2021 Printable March Madness BracketNCAA Men's Division I Bracket


Watch the madness start on Selection Sunday, March 13, 2022 live on CBS at 6PM ET / 3PM PT to see which teams will participate the "Big Dance" this year.

And that will set off another NCAA tournament, starting with First Four games in Dayton beginning on March 15 (see schedule, below) followed by the first and second rounds which begin on March 17.

As the teams dwindle down to the favored few, watch for the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight matchups on March 24. Wrapping it all up are the Final Four in New Orleans on April 2 and the championship game on April 4.

Just up ahead, check out the official broadcasters and dates and TV times as they become available along with ticket information, March Madness trivia and fun facts, and related resources around the web ...


2022 March Madness TV schedule

march madness on tnt, tbs, cbs, tru tv,As usual, watch for the First Four round to air on truTV and TBS beginning March 15. Sharing first and second round coverage will be CBS, TNT, TBS, and truTV.

Thereafter, the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 rounds will air on TBS and CBS.

Watch for the Final Four (Saturday, April 2) and the Championship game (Monday, April 4) to air exclusively on TBS in primetime.

Meanwhile, keep it here for times and TV channels for every game as March Madness heats up.

ROUND DATE CITY/SITE VENUE
Selection Sunday March 13 N/A N/A
First Four March 15 and 16 Dayton UD Arena
First/Second March 17 and 19 Buffalo KeyBank Center
First/Second March 17 and 19 Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse
First/Second March 17 and 19 Fort Worth Dickies Arena
First/Second March 17 and 19 Portland Moda Center
First/Second March 18 and 20 Greenville Bon Secours Wellness Arena
First/Second March 18 and 20 Milwaukee Fiserv Forum
First/Second March 18 and 20 Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena
First/Second March 18 and 20 San Diego Viejas Arena
Sweet 16/Elite Eight March 24 and 26 San Antonio AT&T Center
Sweet 16/Elite Eight March 24 and 26 San Francisco Chase Center
Sweet 16/Elite Eight March 25 and 27 Chicago United Center
Sweet 16/Elite Eight March 25 and 27 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
Final Four April 2 and 4 New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome


2021 March Madness replay

Upset? That was the keyword for this year's March Madness series that saw a dozen mind-blowing 12 wins by lower seeded teams.

And THAT was only by the second round.

By the time the series ended, there was a record-breaking 14 upsets throughout the event, breaking the original record of 13 upsets from the 1985 and 2014 tournaments.

More Fun Facts of Note: The Final Four game between UCLA and Gonzaga -- the first semifinal game to go into overtime since 1998 -- was a game-winning buzzer-beater that took Gonzaga into the championship game, losing to the Baylor Bears who won their first ever NCAA title.


March Madness tickets - watching the games live

The initial scramble for March Madness tickets for the first four, second/third round and regional games begins in late summer or fall of the year before.

ncaa march madness ticketsMeanwhile, scoring tickets to local games means getting ready to pounce as venues are announced in March - whether its smaller college arenas, or mega-venues such as Madison Square Garden in New York City.

FINAL FOUR: For the most sought-after finals, the NCAA annually puts about 40% of allotted Final Four tickets up for grabs in a random selection process the year before. The rest are managed by their official partner, Prime Sport. They provide a safe venue for fans to swap or sell tickets for popular final game tickets. Don't forget that as the tournament heats up, prices can range anywhere from $30 and upwards to $15,000!

BUT BE CAREFUL OUT THERE: As usual, be wary of the unscrupulous ticket seller on Craig's list or any other person looking to score on the frenzy for March Madness tickets. Say no to cash payments and only use a credit card to have record of your purchase and to contest any argument. Pro Tip: Buy from reputable sites like StubHub and TicketsNow which offer guarantees for refunds or exchanges on ticket errors or canceled games.


March Madness trivia & fun facts

The phrase “March Madness” was coined by Henry V. Porter in 1939 to describe an Illinois high school basketball tourney. Brent Musburger first used it during NCAA coverage in 1982 causing a legal battle almost as insane as the playoffs.

But everyone finally worked things out and the madness was official. There isn't a good record of who first called the playoffs "The Big Dance", but it does describe the action.

The 5 schools who have the winningest history in NCAA Division I Men's basketball are:

  • UCLA with 11 championships;

  • Kentucky who won the March Madness games 7 times;

  • Indiana with 5 Big Dance victories;

  • North Carolina outlasted all the other teams 4 times, including their championship win in 2005, and

  • Duke with 5 titles, the most recent in a nail biter over Wisconsin in 2015.

Although past history is no guarantee in this Cinderella-laced NCAA tournament, number one seeds have won every time in the first round for the past 16 years and number two seeds have only lost three first round games... a 95% win average.

What makes the brackets exciting are the number 13 and 14 seeds who came out winners in the first round 20 times since 1992... a sweet 16% that leads to dreams of glory. Watch for them in your brackets. Also look for teams from smaller conferences or those who had a bad start to the season, but got their game on during the last weeks to pull off an invitation. A power player on a slump or injury roster who recovers can mean a lower seed for a solid team.


also see -> NBA playoffs | NBA draft


More about March Madness around the Web:


March Madness 2022 NCAA.com
- Check out the official site for ticket information, the latest updates, scores, ranking and related pictures, videos, and feature stories, interviews and more.

NCAA Basketball - CBS Sports - Here's headline reports & predictions, opinion and news, plus the latest scores at a glance and key dates for major games.

NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship - Wikipedia's excellent overview of March Madness features tons of stats, facts and incredible depth of trivia answers.

 

 
 

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