NCAA Tournament Bracket: Seeding, Schedule, How to Watch originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Let the games and madness begin!
The 68-team bracket for the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament was revealed on Selection Sunday, beginning with the First Four matchups in Dayton, Ohio, on March 15-16.
Notre Dame will battle Rutgers for the No. 11 seed in the West region, Bryant and Wright State will face off for the No. 16 seed in the South, Texas Southern will face Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for the No. 16 seed in the South. The Midwest and the No. 12 seed in the East will be up for grabs between Indiana and Wyoming.
The number 1 seed in the tournament is Gonzaga. The Bulldogs will begin their quest for a national championship with a matchup against No. 16 Georgia State in the West region.
Arizona, Kansas and defending champion Baylor are the other No. 1 seeds. Meanwhile, Duke, Villanova, Auburn and Kentucky are the No. 2 seeds.
The first round of the tournament will take place on March 17-18, followed by the second round on March 19-20. The Sweet 16 is scheduled for March 24-25 and the Elite Eight will take place on March 26-27.
It concludes at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, with the Final Four on April 2 and the National Championship on April 4.
Tournament games will air across CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV. You can also stream all the action on the NCAA March Madness Live app.
Here’s a look at the full support:
Click here for a printable version of the bracket.
No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 16 Norfolk State
No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 15 St. Peter’s
No. 3 Purdue vs. No. 14 Yale
No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 13 Akron
No. 5 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 12 Wyoming/Indiana
No. 6 Texas vs. No. 11 Virginia Tech
No. 7 Murray State vs. #10 San Francisco
No. 8 UNC vs. No. 9 Marquette
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Texas Southern/Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
No. 2 Auburn vs. No. 15 Jacksonville State
No. 3 Wisconsin vs. No.14 Colgate
No. 4 Providence vs. No. 13 State of South Dakota
No. 5 Iowa vs. No. 12 Richmond
No. 6 LSU vs. No. 11 Iowa State
No. 7 USC vs. No. 10 Miami
No. 8 San Diego State vs. No. 9 Creighton
No. 1 Arizona vs. No. 16 Wright State/Bryant
No. 2 Villanova vs. No. 15 Delaware
No. 3 Tennessee vs. No. 14 Longwood
No. 4 Illinois vs. No. 13 Chattanooga
No. 5 Houston vs. No. 12 UAB
No. 6 State of Colorado vs. No. 11 Michigan
No. 7 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Loyola Chicago
No. 8 Seton Hall vs. No. 9 TCU
No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 16 State of Georgia
No. 2 Duke vs. No. 15 CS Fullerton
No. 3 Texas Tech vs. No. 14 State of Montana
No. 4 Arkansas vs. No. 13 Vermont
No. 5 UConn vs. No. 12 State of New Mexico
No. 6 Alabama vs. No. 11 Notre Dame/Rutgers
No. 7 Michigan State vs. No.10 Davidson
No. 8 Boise State vs. No. 9 Memphis