2022 NCAA tournament schedule: March Madness bracket, game dates, TV whistleblower times, locations

The second round of the NCAA Tournament takes place on Sunday with eight games deciding who earns the final eight spots up for grabs in next week’s Sweet 16. Given the stakes and caliber of competing programs, this could be another legendary day of drama Mars Madness.

While the Cinderella stories from lesser-known programs are some of the Big Dance’s best dynamics — some even capturing our hearts this week — the action on Sunday will mostly be about big-name sports brands. Take Sunday’s opener, for example. It features No. 5 seeded Houston taking on No. 4 seeded Illinois in a rosters battle with 11 combined Final Four appearances. The Cougars reached the Final Four last season and are looking to turn back the clock. However, crossing an Illinois team with All-American center Kofi Cockburn will be a tall order.

But that’s not even close to the biggest game in store for Sunday in terms of blue blood teams dueling. That award goes to No. 2 seed Duke and No. 7 seed Michigan State in a game that will take center stage at 5:15 p.m. ET on CBS. This might be Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s last game, but the retired legend holds an all-time record of 12-3 against Spartans coach Tom Izzo. With the Blue Devils playing in Greenville, South Carolina, hours away from home, Duke should have an advantage.

For those who care little for the main story of the evening, there will be alternatives, including a compelling clash in styles between the defensive-minded No. 6 seed Texas and the elite offense of Purdue’s No. 3 seed. So sit down, grab the remote, and get ready to bid farewell to the Big Dance opening weekend with one final list of wall-to-wall games.

Be sure to check in often as this story will be updated whenever the NCAA Tournament schedule is adjusted. Matches will be broadcast on CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV — and as always, you can watch all tournament matches via March Madness Live starting Tuesday night with the First Four. Every hour AND

2022 NCAA Tournament Schedule, Dates

Second turn

Saturday March 19

Time (ET) Game TV Streaming
12:10 p.m. (8) North Carolina 93, (1) Baylor 86 (OT) SCS

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2:40 p.m. (1) Kansas 79, (9) Creighton 72 SCS

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5:15 p.m. (11) Michigan 76, (3) Tennessee 68 SCS

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6:10 p.m. (4) Providence 79, (12) Richmond 51 DTT

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7:10 p.m. (4) UCLA 72, (5) Saint Mary’s 56 TBS

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7:45 p.m. (15) St. Peter’s 70, (7) Murray St. 60 SCS

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8:40 p.m. (4) Arkansas 53 (12) New Mexico St. 48 DTT

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9:40 p.m. (1) Gonzaga 82, (9) Memphis 78 TBS

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Sunday March 20

Sweet 16

Thursday March 24 — Starts at 7 p.m. (CBS, TBS)

AT&T Center — San Antonio; Chase Center – San Francisco

Friday March 25 — Starts at 7 p.m. (CBS, TBS)

United Center — Chicago; Wells Fargo Center — Philadelphia

Elite Eight

Saturday March 26 — Start 6pm (TBS)

AT&T Center — San Antonio; Chase Center – San Francisco

Sunday March 27 — Starts 2 p.m. (CBS)

United Center — Chicago; Wells Fargo Center — Philadelphia

Final square

saturday april 2 — Start 6pm (TBS)
Caesars Superdome – New Orleans, Louisiana

National Championship

Monday, April 4 — 9 p.m. (TBS)
Caesars Superdome – New Orleans, Louisiana

NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS

first four

tuesday march 15

(16) Texas Southern 76, (16) Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 67

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(12) Indiana 66, (12) Wyoming 58

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Wednesday March 16

(16) Wright Street 93, (16) Bryant 82

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(11) Notre Dame 89, (11) Rutgers 87, 2OT

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First round

Thursday March 17

(11) Michigan 75, (6) Colorado St. 63

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(4) Providence 66, (13) South Dakota St. 57

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(9) Memphis 64, (8) Boise St. 53

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(1) 85 Baylor, (16) 49 Norfolk Street

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(3) Tennessee 88, (14) Longwood 56

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(12) Richmond 67, (5) Iowa 63

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(1) Gonzaga 93, (16) Georgia St. 72

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(8) North Carolina 95, (9) Marquette 63

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(12) New Mexico St. 70, (5) UConn 63

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(15) St. Peter’s 85, (2) Kentucky 79 — OT

15 out of 2 for the 10th time in history

(5) St. Mary’s 82, (12) Indiana 53

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(9) Creighton 72, (8) San Diego State 69 — OT

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(4) Arkansas 75, (13) Vermont 71

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(10) San Francisco 87, (7) Murray Street 92

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(4) UCLA 57, (13) Akron 53

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(1) Kansas 83, (16) South Texas 56

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Friday 18th March

Time (ET) Game TV Streaming

12:15 p.m.

(7) Ohio St. 54, (10) Loyola Chicago 41

SCS

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12:40 p.m.

(2) Auburn 80, (15) Jacksonville St. 61

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1:45 p.m.

(3) Texas Tech 97, (14) Montana State 62

DTT

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2:00 p.m.

(3) Purdue 78, (14) Yale 56

TBS

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2:45 p.m.

(2) Villanova 80, (15) Delaware 60

SCS

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3:10 p.m.

(10) Miami 68, (7) USC 66

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4:15 p.m.

(11) Notre Dame 78, (6) Alabama 64

DTT

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4:30 p.m.

(6) Texas 81, (11) Virginia Tech 73

TBS

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6:50 p.m.

(4) Illinois 54, (13) Chattanooga 53

DTT

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7:10 p.m.

(2) Duke 78, (15) Cal St. Fullerton 61

SCS

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7:20 p.m.

(11) Iowa St. 59, (6) LSU 54

TBS

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7:27 p.m.

(1) Arizona 87, (16) Wright Street 70

truTV

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9:20 p.m.

(5) Houston 82, (12) UAB 68

DTT

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9:40 p.m.

(7) Michigan St. 74, (10) Davidson 73

SCS

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9:50 p.m.

(3) Wisconsin 67, (14) Colgate 60

TBS

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9:57 p.m.

(9) TCU 69, (8) Seton Hall 42

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