2022 Selection Sunday Show Time, NCAA Tournament Support TV Channel Reveal

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College basketball’s Judgment Day has finally arrived – or, as fans call it, Draft Sunday.

The NCAA Tournament selection show is the last thing between teams and their place in the 2022 NCAA Tournament. For some teams, it’s simply a matter of seeding. Still others are on the edge of their seat, hoping their resume is good enough to secure them entry.

Between the regional breakdowns, surprising entrances, snubs, fascinating early-round matchups, and all the drama those storylines entail, it’s no wonder this is one of the most impactful — and suspenseful — hours ever. – of the season.

Whether your teams are safe in or on the bubble – or if you’re just a curious objective observer – The Sporting News has you covered on everything you need to know about Selection Sunday 2022:

MORE: Watch Selection Sunday, Select NCAA Tournament Games Live with fuboTV (Free Trial)

When is the 2022 Selection Sunday?

  • Dated: Sunday March 13
  • Time: 6 p.m. ET

The 2022 Selection Sunday will take place on Sunday, March 13. The official bracket reveal is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, but may be delayed until the end of the conference final tournament to be played that day (which will not only affect the standings, but also determine the automatic bidding for March Madness). The last tip of the day will be the Big Ten Tournament Championship, at 3:30 p.m.

On which channel is the March Madness selection broadcast?

CBS will air the NCAA selection show, which can also be streamed via NCAA March Madness Live, Paramount+ and fuboTV (which offers a free trial).

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2022 NCAA Tournament Selection Format

The 2022 NCAA Tournament will feature 68 teams at its start: 32 Automatic Qualifiers (i.e. teams that win their respective Conference Tournament Championships) and 36 General Qualifiers. That mark was 31-37 last year, respectively, after the Ivy League decided to cancel its conference tournament following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The committee does not have a hard and fast rule for determining seeding, but takes things like record, schedule strength, NET and RPI to determine seeding. The committee also uses the S-curve to seed teams 1-68 in a meandering pattern. Thus, the top four teams (1-4) would be the No. 1 seeds in each of their respective regions. Teams numbered 5-8 would be seeded 2 in their regions, and so on.

The committee attempts to place teams into regions based on their position on the S-curve, but must consider several factors with respect to seeding, including prioritizing shorter travel distance for teams that are higher in the rankings. In 2021, because the entire tournament was held in the state of Indiana, the committee did not need to consider things like geographic preferences. It was, in a sense, the highest ranked tournament in March Madness history.

March Madness Slice Predictions

Here are the top four projected seeds for each region, according to the latest predictions from Bill Bender of The Sporting News:

  • 1-seeds: Gonzaga, Arizona, Auburn, Kansas
  • 2 seeds: Kentucky, Baylor, Duke, Wisconsin
  • 3 seeds: Villanova, Purdue, Providence, TN
  • 4 seeds: Texas Tech, UCLA, Illinois, Arkansas

MORE: Tips for Filling Your March Madness Bracket

2022 NCAA Tournament Schedule

The top four in the 2022 NCAA Tournament begins on Tuesday, March 15 and ends the following day, March 16. The first round proper takes place from March 17 to 18; the second round is March 19-20; the Sweet 16 will take place on March 24 and 25; the Elite Eight runs from March 26-27; the Final Four will take place on April 2 and the national championship game will take place on April 4.

Round Appointment
first four March 15-16
Round 1 March 17-18
2nd round March 19-20
Sweet 16 March 24-25
Elite Eight March 26-27
Final square April 2
national championship April 4

When will the first oven be?

Eight teams – the four lowest-ranked automatic qualifiers and the four lowest-ranked general offers – will play in four “top four” games on Tuesday March 15 and Wednesday March 16. The winners of these matches will advance to complete the final 64-team bracket.

  • Dated: March 15-16
  • Time: 6 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: truTV
  • Direct: NCAA March Madness Live, Sling TV

When is the Final Four?

March Madness in 2022 will conclude with the Final Four and National Championship games in New Orleans. The Final Four will take place on Saturday, April 2. The national championship game will take place on Monday, April 4.

  • Appointment: April 2, 4
  • Time: 6 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: TBS
  • Direct: NCAA March Madness Live, Paramount+, Sling TV

first four

tuesday march 15

Game Time TV
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Wednesday March 16

Game Time TV
TBD versus TBD 6:30 p.m. truTV
TBD versus TBD To be determined truTV

Round 1

Thursday March 17

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Friday 18th March

Game Time TV
TBD versus TBD Midday TBS, TNT, truTV, CBS
TBD versus TBD To be determined TBS, TNT, truTV, CBS
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TBD versus TBD To be determined TBS, TNT, truTV, CBS

2nd round

Saturday March 19

Game Time TV
TBD versus TBD Midday TBS, TNT, truTV, CBS
TBD versus TBD To be determined TBS, TNT, truTV, CBS
TBD versus TBD To be determined TBS, TNT, truTV, CBS
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TBD versus TBD To be determined TBS, TNT, truTV, CBS
TBD versus TBD To be determined TBS, TNT, truTV, CBS

Sunday March 20

Game Time TV
TBD versus TBD Midday TBS, TNT, truTV, CBS
TBD versus TBD To be determined TBS, TNT, truTV, CBS
TBD versus TBD To be determined TBS, TNT, truTV, CBS
TBD versus TBD To be determined TBS, TNT, truTV, CBS
TBD versus TBD To be determined TBS, TNT, truTV, CBS
TBD versus TBD To be determined TBS, TNT, truTV, CBS
TBD versus TBD To be determined TBS, TNT, truTV, CBS
TBD versus TBD To be determined TBS, TNT, truTV, CBS

Sweet 16

Thursday March 24

Game Time TV
TBD versus TBD 7 p.m. TBS, SCS
TBD versus TBD To be determined TBS, SCS
TBD versus TBD To be determined TBS, SCS
TBD versus TBD To be determined TBS, SCS

Friday March 25

Game Time TV
TBD versus TBD 7 p.m. TBS, SCS
TBD versus TBD To be determined TBS, SCS
TBD versus TBD To be determined TBS, SCS
TBD versus TBD To be determined TBS, SCS

Elite Eight

Saturday March 26

Game Time TV
TBD versus TBD 6 p.m. TBS
TBD versus TBD To be determined TBS

Sunday March 27

Game Time TV
TBD versus TBD 2 p.m. SCS
TBD versus TBD To be determined SCS

Final square

saturday april 2

Game Time TV
TBD versus TBD 6 p.m. TBS
TBD versus TBD To be determined TBS

national championship

Monday april 4th

Game Time TV
TBD against TBD 9 p.m. TBS
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