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2022 NCAA March Madness Selection Sunday: How to Watch and Stream
This year, the men's and women's brackets will be revealed on the same day.
After a disappointing loss last night to Arizona in the Pac-12 Tournament championship game, the UCLA Bruins will find out where they are seeded and where they will be playing in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament this afternoon. There’s no doubt this year that the Bruins will be playing somewhere. The only questions today are about when and who they will be playing.
This year’s tournament returns to the traditional format after playing in a bubble format last season with all games played in the State of Indiana. This year’s first and second round games will be played in eight cities. Those cities are Buffalo, NY; Indianapolis, IN; Fort Worth, TX; Portland, OR; Greenville, NC; Milwaukee, WI; Pittsburgh, PA; and San Diego, CA. The tournament also returns to the Thursday-Saturday and Friday-Sunday format for games.
Traditionally, the NCAA has announced the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament on Monday evenings. This year, the women’s bracket will be announced this evening. The women’s field expands to 68 teams this year with the addition of First Four play-in games just like the men’s tournament. The women’s tournament returns to a Friday-Sunday and Saturday-Monday format after playing last season on different days just like the men’s tournament.
It looks like the UCLA women’s basketball team will likely miss this year’s tournament after an uncharacteristic mediocre season under head coach Cori Close. The team has a 14-12 record after losing to Oregon in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament. Despite that record, the Bruins are ranked 41st in the NET rankings. Will it be enough to get into this year’s tournament? We’ll have to wait and see.
2022 NCAA Basketball Selection Sunday
What: NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Selection Show
When: Sunday, March 13, 2022, 5 pm PT (Main Show) and 6 pm PT(Extended Coverage)
TV: ESPN and ESPN2 (Main Show) and ESPN2 (Extended Coverage)
Live: WatchESPN and the ESPN app