2022 March Madness: First Four and First Round Preview
The NCAA Tournament is back! After a rather unconventional NCAA tournament last year, things look to be finally shaping back to normal, and fans can have the March Madness version they love. In this preview, find out what to expect in First Four and First Round games.
2022 March Madness: First Four and First Round
Get ready to catch all the fun of the March Madness games this March. It will surely be exciting to see your favourite NCAA teams battle it out for glory. And who knows, you might just be lucky enough to profit from the tournament.
The Selection Sunday is scheduled to take place on March 13th, where the teams are selected, seeded, and paired. The First Four games will commence on March 15th and 16th at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio. As for the First Round games, they will take place on the 17th and 18th.
- Selection Sunday will take place on March 13th
- The First Four games will play on March 15th and 16th
Who Will Make the First Four?
The First Four games are played between the four lowest-seeded teams (automatic) and the four lowest at-large teams. There is no way of telling the four lowest-seeded at-large teams until after Selection Sunday. However, with the buzz and people’s opinions, it would not be surprising to see teams Northern Kentucky, Bryant, Nicholls or Alcorn State.
Betting on the First Four
If you are looking to bet on the teams that will fill up the First Four fixtures, then it is important you consider statistics and understand how the NIT works. You can even bet on the entire brackets for March Madness and stand a chance to win big.
Women NCAA Tournament to Include First Four
The Women NCAA March Madness will include the First Four games for the first time. This means that the total number of teams playing the tournament will be 68, different from the previous editions that were 64. The selection process will be the same as with the men’s division, and you can also bet on it.
Gonzaga in 1st Seed and Ready for the First Round
Gonzaga has been in terrific form this season. While the selected teams won’t be announced until Selection Sunday, Gonzaga is in the No 1 seeds after winning West Coast Conference tournament on Tuesday. They will be playing one of the first four qualifiers teams in the first round that will take place on March 17th and 18th.
Besides Gonzaga, several other teams have performed well enough and will get top seeds. We will likely see teams like Kansas, Arizona and Baylor on the top seed line of the bracket. The likes of Auburn and Kentucky will probably be in the second seed line.
- 12 teams have already been seeded till this moment
- Virginia Tech is still on the bubble
Some teams are still on the bubble and may either make it as the last four ins or the first four outs. Virginia Tech is currently ranked 33rd on NET, with Indiana ranked 41st. Anything can happen on Selection Sunday, and some teams on the bubble might just make it in.
Bet on First Four and First Round of March Madness
You can bet on different outcomes for the First Four and First Round games and enjoy pretty good odds at Casumo. Once all the teams have been selected on Selection Sunday, the proper schedule will be released, and games will start on Tuesday, March 13th, 2022.