How to watch Selection Sunday 2022 for free—and without cable

March 13, 2022, 5:00 PM UTC
The Gonzaga Bulldogs stand for the national anthem ahead of the National Championship game of the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament against the Baylor Bears at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 05, 2021, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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March Madness is just a few days away. But before the basketball bacchanalia begins, the bracket needs to be set.

It’s Selection Sunday, and today is when we all learn who’s facing whom—and which 68 teams will be part of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament. Most of the participants you can safely assume, thanks to automatic qualifiers and Top 25 rankings. But if your favorite team is on the bubble, it’s a day that’s chock full of anticipation.

This year will be a return to semi-normal for the NCAA. The 2020 tournament was cancelled, and last year’s March Madness took place entirely in the state of Indiana. For 2022, though, we’ll see 67 games played over 21 days at 14 venues in 10 different states. The First Four games, which mark the official start of the tournament, are scheduled for tip off on March 15 at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Hoping to get a headstart on your bracket? Here’s how to watch the unveiling.

When and where does Selection Sunday 2022 air?

The day the 68 teams participating in the 2022 tournament field will be revealed tonight, March 13, starting at 6 p.m. ET on CBS.

How can I watch Selection Sunday 2022 for free?

CBS, since it’s a broadcast network, can easily be viewed using a good HD antenna. To ensure you’re getting the most reliable signal, you’ll want to test the antenna in multiple locations in your home.

Can I watch Selection Sunday 2022 online?

You can. And you have a number of options.


CBS’s streaming service will give you access to everything March Madness the network airs. You can get a one-month free trial, followed by a $6 monthly charge.

Hulu with Live TV

You can try the service free for a week. Once that’s up, you’ll pay $65 per month.


After a two-week trial, you can expect monthly charges of $65.

Sling TV

Dish Network’s Sling’s lower-tiered “Orange” plan will run you $35 per month. Adding the more comprehensive “Blue” plan bumps the cost to $50 per month. You’ll have a 7-day free trial first—and right now, the cord-cutting service is dropping the first month’s bill to $10.


Formerly known as DirecTV Now and AT&T TVNow, AT&T’s streaming service will run you $70 per month and up. There is no longer a free trial option.

Fubo TV

This sports-focused cord-cutting service carries broadcast networks in most markets. There’s a 7-day free trial, followed by monthly charges of $65-$80, depending on the channels you choose.

Does the NCAA offer any service for me to watch the bracket selection?

Yes. March Madness Live will stream all of the NCAA tournament games, as well as Selection Sunday’s picks. You can watch on on the NCAA Website, as well as Apple, Android, Amazon, and Roku devices. It’s also available on Xbox One. You’ll need to log in with your username and password from your TV provider, however.

Can I watch Selection Sunday 2022 on Amazon?

No. Amazon does not offer video of any of the tournament.

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