Live March Madness 2022 bracket updates, including tickets punched, bubble movement and more.

Champ Week is here. In less than a week, we will have a March Madness bracket ready to be filled.

In the meantime, though, plenty of automatic bids will be handed out and at-large teams determined. We have you covered with live updates on everything you need to know about the NCAA Tournament picture right here.

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March Madness 2022 tickets punched

Virginia Tech
America East
Jacksonville State
Big 12
Big East
Big Sky
Montana State
Big South
Big Ten
Big West
Cal St. Fullerton
Wright State
Saint Peter’s
Norfolk State
Loyola Chicago
Mountain West
Boise State
Murray State
Texas A&M-CC
South Dakota State
Sun Belt
Georgia State
Texas Southern
New Mexico State

At-large picture

Bubble Watch analysis
Tournament Index projections

Lead pipe lock (58): Duke, North Carolina, Baylor, Kansas, Texas Tech, Texas, Iowa State, TCU, Villanova, Providence, UConn, Seton Hall, Purdue, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan State, Arizona, UCLA, USC, Auburn, LSU, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Houston, Colorado State, Boise State, San Diego State, Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s, San Francisco, Jacksonville State, Longwood, Delaware, Wright State, Loyola Chicago, Bryant, Murray State, Colgate, Chattanooga, South Dakota State, Georgia State, Vermont, Norfolk State, Saint Peter’s, Texas Southern, Akron, Virginia Tech, UAB, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Montana State, New Mexico State, Cal St. Fullerton, Yale, Richmond

Firmly in the field (1): Marquette

Some perspiration (5): Miami (FL), Creighton, Memphis, Davidson, Wyoming

Double the deodorant (15): Wake Forest, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Xavier, Michigan, Rutgers, Indiana, Colorado, Texas A&M, Florida, SMU, VCU, Dayton, BYU, North Texas

Potential bid-stealing teams

Any teams not listed in the at-large picture that reach their tournament semifinals will be in the table below.

AACSemis: Tulane vs. Houston
Sat. — 3 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
A10Semis: Saint Louis vs. Davidson
Sat. — 1 p.m. ET (CBSSN)

Semis: Richmond wins vs. Dayton

Championship: Richmond wins vs. Davidson
Big 12
Big East
Big Ten
Mountain West
WCCSemis: Santa Clara vs. Saint Mary’s

Live updates

All times Eastern.


5:37 p.m.: Final bracket update as Iowa and Houston capture conference tournament titles:

2:04 p.m.: Yale holds off Princeton’s furious comeback efforts to secure the Ivy League automatic bid. Bracket update from Lukas Harkins:

1:44 a.m.: Cal State Fullerton is dancing, coming back from down 14 and preventing Long Beach State from getting a shot off in the final possession. We’ll catch you later today.

12:46 a.m.: One more ticket to punch this evening (or morning, depending on where you are) as Cal State Fullerton has stormed back against Long Beach State.


10:39 p.m.: Stunner in the ACC. Virginia Tech wins four games in four nights to capture the ACC title and a bid to the NCAA Tournament.

8:20 p.m.: Update on the top seeds:

7:57 p.m.: SMU falls in a hard-fought AAC semifinal against Memphis. Mustangs are looking at a bubbly 24 hours.

6:09 p.m.: Welcome to the dance, Saint Peter’s! Shaheen Holloway’s Peacocks are headed back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2011.

5:36 p.m.: Richmond, down 15, comes back to beat Dayton and advances to Sunday’s A10 championship vs. Davidson. Spiders could be a potential bid-stealer.

3:13 p.m.: Norfolk State takes care of Coppin State for a tournament bid, Iowa stuns Indiana in the closing seconds and Texas A&M dismantles Arkansas to continue its pursuit of an NCAA Tournament bid.

1:31 p.m.: It will be a fascinating 24 hours or so on the bubble, which looks like it’s wider than ever.

12:47 p.m.: Vermont is dancing with an exclamation point.

11:06 a.m.: Brand-new update from our bracketologist Lukas Harkins as the America East championship and Ivy League semis get underway.


8:32 p.m.: Latest update from our bracketologist Lukas Harkins:

4:44 p.m.: Saint Louis survives against St. Bonaventure and is two wins away from March Madness.

4:28 p.m.: Iowa takes care of Rutgers with ease, eliminating the Scarlet Knights and making things even more nervous this weekend for Steve Pikiell’s squad.

2:30 p.m.: North Texas falls to Louisiana Tech in the C-USA semis and will have a nervous couple days.

1:47 p.m.: Indiana shocks Illinois and most likely secures an NCAA Tournament bid with the signature win.

12:31 p.m.: Bracket notes during Friday’s early window:


4:57 p.m.: Latest updates from our bracketologist Lukas Harkins:

11:30 a.m.: Busy, busy day ahead. Big Ten is about to tip off with major at-large implications.


9:37 p.m.: Colgate takes care of Navy 74-58 and clinches its third-straight Patriot League automatic bid.

7 p.m.: Wake Forest and Xavier both go down to non-tournament teams. Elsewhere, Navy and Colgate get started in the Patriot League championship.

5:28 p.m.: Tough day for the bubble thus far. Xavier needs a strong second half to avoid a tough loss.

5:05 p.m.: Boston College upsets Wake Forest in OT and hands the Demon Deacons an untimely Quad-3 loss.

3:24 p.m.: Our first at-large implication of the day:

12:08 p.m.: Already underway on ESPN with an ACC second-round matchup between Syracuse and Florida State. In the meantime, check out the latest bracketology projection from Lukas Harkins, featuring the latest automatic qualifiers.


10:33 p.m.: Find yourself a TV (or two) quickly. Fun finishes coming up.

9:29 p.m.: Trey Calvin sinks a late shot to pull off a stunning comeback against Northern Kentucky. Bryant and Delaware also join NKU as the latest ticket punchers.

7:10 p.m.: A busy couple hours ahead.

6:59 p.m.: Bellarmine beats Jacksonville 77-72 in the ASUN championship. Jacksonville State is headed to March Madness.

5:45 p.m.: Halftime in Louisville: Bellarmine holds a 10-point lead over Jacksonville in the ASUN championship.

3:47 p.m.: Busy evening ahead. Jacksonville and Bellarmine are tipping off the ASUN championship at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2. If Jacksonville wins, it will head to the NCAA Tournament. Otherwise, Jacksonville State will earn the ASUN bid by virtue of its regular-season title. Bellarmine is currently in its transition to full D-1 tournament eligibility.

12:01 p.m.: Brand-new bracketology and bubble watch from our bracket guru Lukas Harkins.


11:31 p.m.: It just hasn’t been Fort Wayne’s night from the field.

11:13 p.m.: Max Abmas and Oral Roberts won’t have the chance to dance in this year’s NCAA Tournament.

11:04 p.m.: Dons are making this one a game late against Gonzaga.

10:59 p.m.: UNCW holds on and beats Charleston in the CAA semis. It will be UNCW and Delaware for the CAA tournament berth Tuesday night.

10:46 p.m.: Good finish coming up on CBS Sports Network.

9:11 p.m.: Georgia State takes care of Louisiana 80-71 to win the Sun Belt title.

9:10 p.m.: Chattanooga headed to March Madness on this ridiculous shot by David Jean-Baptiste.

8:52 p.m.: Overtime for the SoCon Championship.

8:16 p.m.: The CAA Tournament has had no shortage of drama.

7:55 p.m.: The South Dakota State offense remains seemingly unstoppable.

7:50 p.m.: Score updates across the country:

  • Delaware 59, Towson 46 (2H — 5:07)
  • South Dakota State 55, South Dakota 30 (half)
  • Wright State 36, Cleveland State 26 (half)
  • Georgia State 42, Louisiana 33 (half)
  • Furman 26, Chattanooga 16 (half)

6:44 p.m.: Delaware off to a strong start.

6 p.m.: Towson and Delaware are underway on CBSSN in the CAA semifinals. Winner will play either Charleston or UNCW in Tuesday’s championship.