March Madness selection show 2022 date, time, TV channel for NCAA women’s tournament

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The 2022 women’s NCAA Tournament bracket is going to look slightly different than the typical format.

This year’s field will expand to a 68 teams, up from 64, matching the setup of the men’s tournament. First Four games will be played on Wednesday, March 16 and Thursday, March 17 with first- and second-round games scheduled to tip off over the weekend.

Additionally, the women’s tournament will bring back regional sites after being forced to hold all of last year’s games in the San Antonio area amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

So, when will the seeds and matchups be revealed? Here’s how you can watch the Selection Sunday show for the 2022 women’s NCAA Tournament.

MORE: Watch the women’s NCAA Tournament selection show live with Sling TV (free trial)

When is Selection Sunday 2022?

  • Date: Sunday, March 13
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET

The 2022 Selection Sunday show will begin at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 13. The show will air on ESPN and ESPN2.

What channel is the March Madness selection show on?

The women’s NCAA Tournament bracket will be revealed as part of ESPN and ESPN2’s coverage on Sunday. For those looking to stream the Selection Sunday show, it will be available on Watch ESPN, the ESPN app and Sling TV.

NCAA Tournament 2022 selection format

  • Teams can earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament through automatic or at-large bids.
  • Thirty-two teams can earn an automatic bid by winning conference tournaments. The 36 at-large bids are handed out by the selection committee.
  • The selection committee, which consists of athletic directors and conference commissioners, determines the at-large bids based on several factors. There is no specific formula to determine which teams receive at-large bids.
  • Teams are given seeds and split into regions in order to fill out the bracket.

NCAA Tournament schedule 2022

The women’s NCAA Tournament will kick off with First Four games on March 16-17. First- and second-round games will be played starting on March 18.

Below is the full schedule for the event.

Round Dates Cities
First Four March 16-17 TBD
First/Second Round March 18-21 TBD
Sweet 16/Elite Eight March 25-28 Bridgeport, Greensboro, Spokane, Wichita
Final Four April 1, 3 Minneapolis

Previous NCAA Tournament champions

Year Champion Record
1982 Louisiana Tech 35-1
1983 USC 31-2
1984 USC 29-4
1985 Old Dominion 31-3
1986 Texas 34-0
1987 Tennessee 28-6
1988 Louisiana Tech 32-2
1989 Tennessee 35-2
1990 Stanford 32-1
1991 Tennessee 30-5
1992 Stanford 30-3
1993 Texas Tech 31-3
1994 North Carolina 33-2
1995 UConn 35-0
1996 Tennessee 32-4
1997 Tennessee 29-10
1998 Tennessee 39-0
1999 Purdue 34-1
2000 UConn 36-1
2001 Notre Dame 34-2
2002 UConn 39-0
2003 UConn 37-1
2004 UConn 31-4
2005 Baylor 33-3
2006 Maryland 34-4
2007 Tennessee 34-3
2008 Tennessee 36-2
2009 UConn 39-0
2010 UConn 39-0
2011 Texas A&M 33-5
2012 Baylor 40-0
2013 UConn 35-4
2014 UConn 40-0
2015 UConn 38-1
2016 UConn 38-0
2017 South Carolina 33-4
2018 Notre Dame 34-3
2019 Baylor 37-1
2021 Stanford 31-2

(Note: The 2020 NCAA Tournament was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.)

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