March Madness 2022: When is Selection Sunday?


College basketball almost saw a near return to normal during the 2021-22 season, but what remains constant is the anticipation of Selection Sunday and figuring out who will be playing in this year's March Madness.  

The men's NCAA Tournament returns to its normal format with locations scattered throughout the country. There will be 14 tournament locations in the 2022 NCAA Tournament running from March 15 to April 4. It will all culminate in New Orleans, LA where a new champion will be crowned.

But first, we must know which 68 teams (32 automatic qualifiers and 36 at-large teams) will be the ones in the running. 

Here's everything you need to know about Selection Sunday...

What is Selection Sunday?

Selection Sunday is when the full bracket for the 68-team NCAA men's basketball tournament is revealed. The tournament is filled with 32 conference champions who have earned automatic bids and 36 at-large teams, too. Selection Sunday is when those at-large teams find out their fate and whether they've made it into the tournament or not.

When is Selection Sunday?

Selection Sunday for the 2022 NCAA Tournament is on Sunday, March 13th, and begins at 6 p.m. ET.

What channel are Selection Sunday and the bracket reveal on?

The 2022 NCAA Tournament bracket will be revealed on CBS.

Is there a live stream for Selection Sunday?

The 2022 Selection Sunday Show can be streamed on NCAA.com and the NCAA app.

2022 NCAA Tournament Key Dates:

Selection Sunday — March 13

First Four — March 15-16

First round — March 17-18

Second round — March 19-20

Sweet 16 — March 24-25

Elite Eight — March 26-27

Final Four — April 2


NCAA championship game — April 4