For the first time in women’s college basketball history, the NCAA Divison 1 Women’s Tournament will carry the March Madness banner. To celebrate the historic achievement, this year’s single-elimination tournament will be the first to feature 68 teams like their men’s counterparts.
The 40th edition of the tournament will see two teams make their tournament debuts: Big South Conference champion Longwood, and Horizon champion IUPUI. This year’s Big Dance is historic for Longwood’s men’s and women’s teams as they both won their conference titles and are making their respective debuts.
This year’s championship game and Final Four will take place at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This will be the second time Minneapolis has hosted the Final Four.
Cord cutters can find out how to watch this year’s March Madness below.
When to Watch
The 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament will take place from Wednesday, March 15 to Tuesday, April 3.
ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and ESPNEWS will be broadcasting this year’s women’s tournament with more details to be announced. Below are the announced cities, venues, and dates for this year’s tournament.
|First Four||March 16-17||TBD||TBD|
|Sweet 16/Elite Eight||March 25 – 28||Bridgeport, Conn.||Webster Bank Arena|
|Sweet 16/Elite Eight||March 25 – 28||Greensboro, N.C.||Greensboro Coliseum|
|Sweet 16/Elite Eight||March 25 – 28||Spokane, Wash.||Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena|
|Sweet 16/Elite Eight||March 25 – 28||Wichita, Kan.||Intrust Bank Arena|
|Final Four||April 1 and 3||Minneapolis, Minn.||Target Center|
How to Watch
Cord cutters have a few different options to watch the drama unfold and Cinderella stories get told throughout March Madness.
AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to find out which affiliate in your area will broadcast games on your local ABC.
|Sling TV (Orange)||$35.00||✓||✓||*||*|
|Hulu + Live TV||$69.99||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
* requires an add-on or package upgrade.