The 2022 NCAA Tournament is set for tip-off with the First Four on Tuesday, March 15. And once again, Dayton, Ohio, will serve as the launching point for March Madness with the first four games taking place at UD Arena.
With the 2020 Tournament canceled and last year's played in a bubble in the state of Indiana because of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is happy to see March Madness return to its familiar look. Since 2011, that has included Dayton hosting the First Four after the field expanded to 68 teams. And just because these may be viewed as the last teams to get in that doesn't mean they don't belong. Last year, No. 11 UCLA went from the First Four to the Final Four.
So if you're wondering, "What NCAA Tournament games are on today?" know this: There are two scheduled for Tuesday, March 15.
Note: All times are ET, some start times are approximate.
6:40 p.m. on truTV — UD Arena (Dayton, Ohio)
Why You Should Watch: Two teams from the Lone Star State get the Big Dance started. Texas Southern is back in the First Four for the second straight year and the SWAC champions won on this stage last season. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi takes advantage of the free-throw line and other teams' mistakes. Both teams struggle to shoot the ball, so points may be at a bit of a premium. The winner gets to head back to Texas and take on No. 1 seed Kansas in Fort Worth on Thursday.
9:10 p.m. on truTV — UD Arena (Dayton, Ohio)
Why You Should Watch: Surprising Wyoming is in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2015 while Indiana is making its first appearance since '16. The tradition-rich Hoosiers picked up some impressive wins in the Big Ten Tournament to earn an at-large bid but has the talent and firepower to stick around. The Cowboys shoot the ball well, spread it around, and do a good job of defending the 3-point line. This is a game that could go either way.