NCAA Tournament schedule: March Madness dates, TV times for men's field

Last year's men's NCAA Tournament was confined to Indiana with the majority of games in Indianapolis because of the pandemic, which canceled the 2020 tournament. So for the first time since 2019, tournament games will take place at host sites for the first and second rounds (plus the First Four back in its customary home of Dayton, Ohio.)

Last year's first round started on a Friday instead of Thursday. That's also back to normal in 2022.

What didn't change last year, though, was the stacked tip-off times across the first round – the opening two days of the tournament, which will be Thursday and Friday this year.

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Here is a complete schedule of the entire men's tournament, from the First Four to the Final Four.

General view of the Final Four logo on a basketball during practice the day before the start of the men's First Four of the 2022 NCAA Tournament at UD Arena.
General view of the Final Four logo on a basketball during practice the day before the start of the men's First Four of the 2022 NCAA Tournament at UD Arena.

March Madness schedule: First Four games

Tuesday (all times Eastern)

  • (16) Texas Southern vs. (16) Texas A&M Corpus-Christi, 6:40 p.m., truTV

  • (12) Indiana vs. (12) Wyoming, 9:10 p.m., truTV

Wednesday (all times Eastern)

  • (16) Bryant vs. (16) Wright St., 6:40 p.m., truTV

  • (11) Notre Dame vs. (11) Rutgers, 9:10 p.m., truTV

March Madness schedule: First round

Thursday afternoon (all times Eastern)

(11) Michigan vs. (6) Colorado St., 12:15 p.m., CBS

(13) South Dakota St. vs. (4) Providence, 12:40 p.m., truTV

(9) Memphis vs. (8) Boise State, 1:45 p.m., TNT

(16) Norfolk St. vs. (1) Baylor, 2 p.m. TBS

(14) Longwood vs. (3) Tennessee, 2:45 p.m., CBS

(12) Richmond vs. (5) Iowa, 3:10 p.m., truTV

(16) Georgia St. vs. (1) Gonzaga, 4:15 p.m., TNT

(9) Marquette vs. (8) North Carolina, 4:30 p.m., TBS

Thursday evening (all times Eastern)

(12) New Mexico St. vs. (5) Connecticut, 6:50 p.m., TNT

(15) Saint Peter's vs. (2) Kentucky, 7:10 p.m., CBS

(12) Wyoming/Indiana vs. (5) Saint Mary's, 7:20 p.m., TBS

(9) Creighton vs. (8) San Diego St., 7:27 p.m., truTV

(13) Vermont vs. (4) Arkansas, 9:20 p.m., TNT

(10) San Francisco vs. (7) Murray State, 9:40 p.m., CBS

(13) Akron vs. (4) UCLA, 9:50 p.m., TBS

(16) Texas Southern/Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. (1) Kansas, 9:57 p.m., truTV

Friday afternoon (all times Eastern)

(10) Loyola Chicago vs. (7) Ohio St., 12:15 p.m., CBS

(15) Jacksonville St. vs. (2) Auburn, 12:40 p.m., truTV

(14) Montana St. vs. (3) Texas Tech, 1:45 p.m., TNT

(14) Yale vs. (3) Purdue, 2 p.m. TBS

(15) Delaware vs. (2) Villanova, 2:45 p.m., CBS

(10) Miami (Florida) vs. (7) Southern Cal, 3:10 p.m., truTV

(11) Rutgers/Notre Dame vs. (6) Alabama, 4:15 p.m., TNT

(11) Virginia Tech vs. (6) Texas, 4:30 p.m., TBS

Friday evening (all times Eastern)

(13) Chattanooga vs. (4) Illinois, 6:50 p.m., TNT

(15) Cal State Fullerton vs. (2) Duke, 7:10 p.m., CBS

(11) Iowa State vs. (6) LSU, 7:20 p.m., TBS

(16) Bryant/Wright St. vs. (1) Arizona, 7:27 p.m., truTV

(12) UAB vs. (5) Houston, 9:20 p.m., TNT

(10) Davidson vs. (7) Michigan St., 9:40 p.m., CBS

(14) Colgate vs. (3) Wisconsin, 9:50 p.m., TBS

(9) TCU vs. (8) Seton Hall, 9:57 p.m., truTV

March Madness schedule: Second round

Saturday and Sunday. Tip times for Saturday’s second-round games will be announced after the conclusion of Thursday’s games. Sunday’s tip times will be released after play is done Friday.

March Madness Schedule: Sweet 16

Thursday, March 24 and Friday, March 25

March Madness schedule: Elite Eight

Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27

Final Four

April 2, New Orleans, Caesars SuperDome

Championship Game

April 4, New Orleans, Caesars SuperDome

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