How to Watch March Madness 2022

Written by: Max Heering
Updated October 14, 2022
3 min read
  • Dates and times for Selection Sunday and each round of the NCAA Tournament have been announced.
  • March Madness will be in full swing starting on March 15.
  • Cable subscribers and online viewers have a myriad of options to watch March Madness!

Tip-off times for the upcoming NCAA Men’s Basketball post-season tournament have been announced. As expected, every match from the Elite Eight to the Final has received primetime television slots.

Of course, the traditional Selection Sunday show where the official bracket is revealed has been announced as well. American television broadcast channels will be CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV.

The Selection Show is scheduled to air on Sunday, March 13th at 6:00 PM EST on CBS if you’re in the United States.

March Madness 2021

March Madness Schedule 2022

Tournament Dates
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

The First Four, a play-in tournament for those not automatically qualified for the tournament, will be held on Tuesday, March 15th, and Wednesday, March 16th.

Matches for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament generally tip-off at the earliest at noon each day. The First Round will begin on Thursday, March 17th, and conclude on

Friday, March 18th. The Second Round will follow quickly, as it is scheduled for Saturday, March 18th, and Sunday, March 19th.

Matches in the first two rounds will be played from noon until almost midnight through the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. Second-round games will receive more of a break between matches, due to the smaller pool of schools left in the tournament.

The Sweet 16 will begin on Thursday, March 24th, and conclude on Friday, March 25th.

The Elite Eight will begin on Saturday, March 26th, and conclude on Sunday, March 27th. Games will tip-off at 7:00 PM EST on Saturday and 6:00 PM EST on Sunday.

The Final Four is scheduled to commence on Saturday, April 2nd, while the 2022 NCAA Tournament Final or March Madness 2022 Final is scheduled for Monday, April 4th at 9:00 PM EST.

How to Live Stream March Madness 2022

While March Madness is readily available on cable for most Americans, online options are also available to those within or outside of the United States as well.

Can I watch March Madness on ESPN+?

ESPN+ has the streaming rights to a number of smaller conference tournaments and March Madness internationally, but streaming rights for March Madness are held by Turner networks in the United States.

The most popular way to stream March Madness is the CBS Sports website, which allows free streaming of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament so long as you are located in the United States. The same can be said about the March Madness Live app.

Do Any Betting Websites Live Stream March Madness?

There are a number of betting websites that are expected to provide live streaming options for the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. bet365 and Caesars are two outlets that regularly provide live streaming options. A perfect choice for those looking to manage their bets and watch the game at the same time. An official announcement regarding their availability is yet to be made.

Make sure you check our March Madness betting guide!

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Max Heering graduated from the University of Kansas Sport Management program in May 2020. Max follows and writes about the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, MLS, college football, and college basketball. In his free time, you can catch Max draining threes on the basketball court.
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