Women's NCAA tournament March Madness 2022 schedule, locations and bracket announcement date

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Below is the schedule for the 2022 women's NCAA basketball tournament, which will be expanded to 68 teams for the first time.

The last four at-large teams and teams seeded 65 through 68 will compete in the opening-round games prior to the start of the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament, which begins March 18-19.

The top 16 seeds will host first- and second-round games, as well as the four new opening-round games.

The 2022 Women's Final Four is scheduled for April 1 and 3 at the Target Center in Minneapolis.

The women's bracket will be revealed on Sunday, March 13, on ESPN. ESPN Networks will broadcast each game of the tournament, and all games will be available online via the ESPN App. Check out Charlie Creme's ESPN Bracketology for an early projection of the field, including all of the current teams considered to be "on the bubble" as part of ESPN's projection.

Selection Sunday
March 13 (8 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN App)

First Four
March 16-17
TBD; top 16 seeds host

First round
March 18-19
TBD; top 16 seeds host

Second round
March 20-21
TBD; top 16 seeds host

Bridgeport Regional
March 25-28
Webster Bank Arena (Bridgeport, Connecticut)

Greensboro Regional
March 25-28
Greensboro Coliseum (Greensboro, North Carolina)

Spokane Regional
March 25-28
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena (Spokane, Washington)

Wichita Regional
March 25-28
Intrust Bank Arena (Wichita, Kansas)

Final Four
April 1, 3
Target Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota)