2022 Bracket NCAA Tournament: Expert picks, bracket analysis, news and more as Gonzaga, Arizona, Kansas, Baylor take top seeds It’s Selection Sunday and the bracket reveal for the 2022 men’s NCAA Tournament just concluded. Gonzaga, Arizona, Kansas and Baylor are the four No. 1 seeds.
Indiana, Notre Dame, Rutgers and Wyoming were the last four teams in, with Dayton, Oklahoma, SMU and Texas A&M as the first four out. The latter four will be on standby, serving as replacement teams in the event that any team has to withdraw due to COVID-19 issue.
The 2022 men’s NCAA Tournament begins on Tuesday and Wednesday in Dayton with First Four games. The first round begins on Thursday and will continue on Friday with 32 games at eight different locations: Buffalo, Greenville, S.C., Milwaukee, San Diego, Portland, Indianapolis, Fort Worth and Pittsburgh. The four regional sites are San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Antonio, and the 2022 men’s Final Four will be in New Orleans on April 2 and 4.
On the women’s side, South Carolina, North Carolina State, Stanford and Louisville are the four No. 1 seeds. The women’s tournament will feature 68 teams for the first time ever and begins on March 16.
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The storybook ending, if you’re a Duke or Coach K fan, to this NCAA Tournament is him winning another national championship, riding off into the sunset from New Orleans with another net in his collection.
But what if it ends before that? Who could be the team to end Coach K’s career? Our Brendan Quinn has some thoughts.
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The guessing is over. Let the guessing begin!
There is so much information out there and so many bracketologists and bracket watchers (none better than our own Brian Bennett of course) that it’s getting harder for the men’s basketball committee to surprise us. They managed to do so in a couple of ways on Sunday. Michigan getting a bye into the first round, instead of being placed in the First Four, was a mild surprise.
Dayton being assigned as the first team out took me off-guard. (If Richmond didn’t beat Davidson, then the Flyers would have been in the field, which would have meant many years of “Who is this year’s Dayton” questions in the run-up to Selection Sunday.) Most perplexing of all was the committee’s decision to give Tennessee the overall No. 10 seed, which placed the Volunteers on the No. 3 line just hours after they polished off Texas A&M for the SEC tournament championship.
We may not like all of the committee’s final answers, but at least now we know them. Now it’s time to put in our guesses as to what will happen next.
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The next national champion? Our experts are again pointing to Gonzaga.
A year ago the same group said the Zags were destined to win their first national title, a prediction that looked great until the title game and Baylor ran right through Gonzaga to easily win its first national title.
Gonzaga is back as the overall top seed in the NCAA Tournament, and the pick by nine of our 16 experts to win the national title this time. Kentucky got four votes, followed by two votes for Kansas and one vote for Arizona.
The Zags got 12 votes to come out of the West Region, to Texas Tech’s four. Kentucky was the favorite by nine voters to come out of the East, followed by UCLA (three votes), Purdue (two), Baylor (one) and Saint Mary’s (one). Arizona is the favorite in the South Region, showing up on nine ballots. Tennessee got five votes, and Colorado State and Villanova each took one. In the Midwest things are very tight: Auburn got six votes, followed by Iowa and Kansas with five each.