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How to watch March Madness 2022: College basketball scores, live stream, NCAA Tournament bracket TV schedule by region. Watch March Madness Live see every NCAA live stream of tournament games from the First Four to the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans Live Stream on Paramount+.


After a wild 2021-22 season with plenty of teams showing great potential, experts are already making predictions on which team will win March Madness. However, no team has been pegged as a front runner for the national title so far. Whether you’re hoping to catch a game or two in person or follow the action from the comfort of your own home, here’s everything you need to know about how to watch March Madness.

Jan 15, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; General view of the basket during warmups prior to the San Diego State Aztecs game against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Viejas Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 15, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; General view of the basket during warmups prior to the San Diego State Aztecs game against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Viejas Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Which teams are playing in the First Four and first round of March Madness 2022?
The First Four tipped off on Tuesday, March 15 with No. 16 Texas Southern defeating No. 16 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. That very same night, No. 12 Indiana beat No. 12 Wyoming.

Wednesday, March 16 features two more games: No. 16 Bryant vs. No. 16 Wright State and No. 11 Notre Dame vs. No. 11 Rutgers. The first round will follow on Thursday, March 17, kicking off a 48 hour stretch of back-to-back college basketball games.

2022 March Madness First Four and first-round schedule

2022 March Madness First Four schedule:

Tuesday, March 15

6:40 p.m. – No. 16 Texas Southern vs. No. 16 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
9:10 p.m. – No. 12 Indiana vs. No. 12 Wyoming

Wednesday, March 16

6:40 p.m. – No. 16 Bryant vs. No. 16 Wright State
9:10 p.m. – No. 11 Notre Dame vs. No. 11 Rutgers

2022 March Madness first-round schedule:

Thursday, March 17

12:15 p.m. – No. 11 Michigan vs. No. 6 Colorado State
12:40 p.m. – No. 13 South Dakota State vs. No. 4 Providence
1:45 p.m. – No. 9 Memphis vs. No. 8 Boise State
2:00 p.m. – No. 16 Norfolk State vs. No. 1 Baylor
2:45 p.m. – No. 14 Longwood vs. No. 3 Tennessee
3:10 p.m. – No. 12 Richmond vs. No. 5 Iowa
4:15 p.m. – No. 16 Georgia State vs. No. 1 Gonzaga
4:30 p.m. – No. 9 Marquette vs. No. 8 North Carolina
6:50 p.m. – No. 12 New Mexico State vs. No. 5 UConn
7:10 p.m. – No. 15 Saint Peter’s vs. No. 2 Kentucky
7:20 p.m. – No. 12 Wyoming/Indiana vs. No. 5 Saint Mary’s
7:27 p.m. – No. 9 Creighton vs. No. 8 San Diego State
9:20 p.m. – No. 13 Vermont vs. No. 4 Arkansas
9:40 p.m. – No. 10 San Francisco vs. No. 7 Murray State
9:50 p.m. – No. 13 Akron vs. No. 4 UCLA
9:57 p.m. – No. 16 Texas Southern/Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. No. 1 Kansas

Friday, March 18

12:15 p.m. – No. 10 Loyola Chicago vs. No. 7 Ohio State
12:40 p.m. – No. 15 Jacksonville State vs. No. 2 Auburn
1:45 p.m. – No. 14 Montana State vs. No. 3 Texas Tech
2:00 p.m. – No. 14 Yale vs. No. 3 Purdue
2:45 p.m. – No. 15 Delaware vs. No. 2 Villanova
3:10 p.m. – No. 10 Miami (FL) vs. No. 7 Southern California
4:15 p.m. – No. 11 Rutgers/Notre Dame vs. No. 6 Alabama
4:30 p.m. – No. 11 Virginia Tech vs. No. 6 Texas
6:50 p.m. – No. 13 Chattanooga vs. No. 4 Illinois
7:10 p.m. – No. 15 Cal State Fullerton vs. No. 2 Duke
7:20 p.m. – No. 11 Iowa State vs. No. 6 LSU
7:27 p.m. – No. 16 Wright State/Bryant vs. No. 1 Arizona
9:20 p.m. – No. 12 UAB vs. No. 5 Houston
9:40 p.m. – No. 10 Davidson vs. No. 7 Michigan State
9:50 p.m. – No. 14 Colgate vs. No. 3 Wisconsin
9:57 p.m. – No. 9 TCU vs. No. 8 Seton Hall

All times Eastern

2022 March Madness schedule overview
Selection Sunday: March 13, airing live on CBS 6 p.m. ET.
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

Where to watch 2022 March Madness:
First- and second-round games will air live on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV, while the Sweet 16 games on March 24-25 will only be shown on CBS and TBS.

Moving on to the Elite Eight games: March 26 games will air on TBS, and March 27 games will air on CBS. The national semifinal games on April 2 will air on TBS, and the national championship game on April 4 will air on CBS.

If all those channel changes are already confusing you, there is a more elegant solution. March Madness Live is the dedicated home for live streaming all 67 games of the 2022 NCAA Tournament online, just sign in with your TV provider to access the livestreams. You can also catch March Madness games via popular streaming platforms including Hulu + Live TV, Paramount+ and more.

Where to stream March Madness 2022:

Streaming platforms such as Hulu + Live TV, Paramount+ and Sling TV are a great way to stream all the March Madness games wherever you happen to be.


All March Madness games airing on CBS will be available to stream simultaneously with a Paramount+ premium subscription. Paramount+ has two plans: the ad-supported Essential plan available for $5 per month, and the ad-free Premium plan available for $10 per month. You also can try Paramount+ free for 7 days.

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