Conference tournaments began when the Northeast Conference tournament started first-round action on Feb. 28.
March Madness is on. A total of 32 automatic bids will be awarded for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in 2022. The other 36 at-large bids will be doled out during the Selection Show on March 13.
Here’s a look at the full conference tournament schedule (in alphabetical order). The list below will be updated as teams punch their tickets to March Madness. Sporting News will track all the automatic bids to March Madness below as the bracket fills out.
March Madness bracket automatic bids 2022
|America East||March 6-12|
|Atlantic 10||March 9-13|
|Atlantic Sun||March 1-8|
|Big 12||March 9-12|
|Big East||March 9-12|
|Big Sky||March 9-12|
|Big South||Longwood (26-6)|
|Big Ten||March 9-13|
|Big West||March 8-12|
|Missouri Valley||Loyola-Chicago (25-7)|
|Mountain West||March 9-12|
|Northeast||Feb. 28-March 8|
|Ohio Valley||Murray State (30-2)|
|Sun Belt||March 3-7|
|West Coast||March 3-8|
After Selection Sunday, the First Four games will tip off March Madness on March 15. The real first round begins after that, on March 19-20. The second round follows from March 17-18. This year’s Final Four is at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans from April 2-4.
Until the final bracket is released, follow SN’s expert predictions in our Field of 68 projections released every week leading into Selection Sunday.
NCAA Tournament bracket predictions
Here are Sporting News’ latest March Madness bracket predictions, according to Bill Bender: March Madness bracket predictions 5.0.