The First Four of the 2022 NCAA Tournament will conclude with two more games on Wednesday, March 16. After a two-year hiatus, Dayton, Ohio, is back as the launching point for March Madness.
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 Wednesday, March 16.
Note: All times are ET, some start times are approximate.
6:40 p.m. on truTV — UD Arena (Dayton, Ohio)
Why You Should Watch: Bryant is making its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance while Wright State is 0-3. So one of these programs will make history on Wednesday night. This also gives fans an opportunity to see Bryant's Peter Kiss, the nation's leading scorer (25.1 ppg) in action. The winner of this game faces South No. 1 seed Arizona in San Diego on Friday.
9:10 p.m. on truTV — UD Arena (Dayton, Ohio)
Why You Should Watch: Former conference foes renew acquaintances for a matchup with sixth-seeded Alabama on Friday. Both teams had disappointing exits in their respective conference tournaments and will be eager to bounce back with a strong showing in Dayton. Rutgers is strong defensively, but Notre Dame has the firepower to fill it up from deep.