At long last, the NCAA Tournament is returning under relatively normal circumstances. After the 2020 event was canceled amid the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2021 tournament was played in a controlled environment with limited fans, we are gearing up for something that will feel more familiar.
The 2022 Big Dance is scheduled to be played all over the country with fans in areas as the sport caps a wild 2021-22 season that has seen a revolving door atop the rankings. There is no overwhelming favorite to win this season’s national championship, and there is no shortage of teams who have flashed the capability to go all the way.
Below you will find the schedule for this year’s NCAA Tournament. It is not completed just yet as we still need to know formal tip times, announcer schedules and TV assignments — but all of that will be announced on Selection Sunday at 6 p.m. ET on CBS. For now, let’s take a look at the schedule from the First Four all the way to the national title game.
Be sure to check in often as this story will update every single time the NCAA Tournament schedule is adjusted. Games will be aired on CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV — and as always, you can watch every game in the tourney via March Madness Live beginning Tuesday night with the First Four.
2022 NCAA Tournament schedule, dates
Sunday, March 13 — 6 p.m. (CBS)
Tuesday, March 15 — 6:30 p.m. start (truTV)
Wednesday, March 16 — 6:30 p.m. start (truTV)
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, South Carolina; Fiserv Forum — Milwaukee, Wisconsin; PPG Paints Arena — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Viejas Arena — San…