2022 March Madness Dates, Locations and Predictions

Selection Sunday for this year’s NCAA Touranment happens on March 13. Two days later, teams play in the First Four and then later on in the week, the Round of 64 begins when the best team in the nation head to four different regions to start their quest for the NCAA Men’s College Basketball National Championship. Check out tournament particulars, including dates, locations, and predictions for the 1-seeds and 2-seeds in each region.

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All You Need to know about the 2022 March Madness Tournament

When is the March Madness Tournament?

The 2022 March Madness Tournament happens from March 15 through April 4. See below for specific dates.

  • Selection Sunday – March 13
  • First Four – March 15 – March 16
  • First and Second Rounds – March 17 – March 20
  • Sweet 16 and Elite Eight – March 25 – March 27
  • Final Four – April 2
  • Final Four National Championship – April 4

Where is the 2022 March Madness Tournament Happening?

The tournament takes place throughout the nation. The NCAA designates regions according to where Elite Eight games take place.

  • West Region – San Francisco
  • East Region – Philadelphia
  • South Region – San Antonio
  • Midwest Region – Chicago

Which networks will broadcast the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament?

CBS and their networks will broadcast the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Touranment. During Selection Sunday, CBS will assign broadcast stations and times. The following stations will air NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament Games.

  • CBS
  • TruTV
  • TNT
  • TBS

Paramount +, CBS’s streaming company, should also air games. Currently, Paramount + airs Champions League soccer matches. So we should expect the streamer to do a terrific job with their first NCAA Touranment.

2022 March Madness 1-seed Predictions

Check out predictions for the 1-seeds.

  • West Region – Gonzaga Bulldogs
  • East Region – Auburn Tigers
  • South Region – Arizona Wildcats
  • Midwest Region – Baylor Bears

2022 March Madness 2-seed Predictions

Check out predictions for the 2-seeds.

  • West Region – Kentucky Wildcats
  • East Region – Purdue Boilermakers
  • South Region – Kansas Jayhawks
  • Midwest Region – Duke Blue Devils

2022 March Madness Final Four Predictions

See below for updated Final Four predictions. 7 teams in the Top 10 lost on February 26, including Arizona, Gonzaga, Kansas, Purdue, and Auburn. So everyone must take that into account when making Final Four predictions.

  • West Region – Kentucky Wildcats
  • East Region – Auburn Tigers
  • South Region – Arizona Wildcats
  • Midwest Region – Baylor Bears

Why Kentucky? Coach Calipari always gets his team ready to show their best in the Tournament. This season, Oscar Tshiebwe and Sahvir Wheeler ensure the Wildcats have a deep NCAA Tournament run.

The Auburn Tigers have been the most consistent team in the deep SEC this season. Bruce Pearl has his squad playing ultimate team basketball. The Tigers should be the team to beat in their region.

Colorado dusted Arizona by 16 points on Feb. 26. Tommy Lloyd will use the loss to get his team ready for both the Pac-12 Conference Tournament and the Big Dance. Expect AZ to dominate their region.

Baylor beat Kansas on Feb. 26. The Bears proved they have what it takes to win a second straight National Championship. No team plays defense as well as Baylor. So once the Bears win the Big 12 Conference Tournament, they will grab the 1-seed over the rival Jayhawks.