What time is the Final Four tonight? TV schedule, channels for 2022 March Madness semifinal games


The Final Four is set, and it features one of the most storied rivalries in college sports. The Battle for Tobacco Road is getting its most meaningful entry to date in New Orleans this weekend, as Duke and North Carolina face off in the nightcap. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski is continuing his historic final season, and Saturday is the next step toward him attempting to retire on top

On the other side of the bracket, Kansas and Villanova will be squaring off in a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle. Both teams took down double-digit seeds to get to the Final Four, but only one of them made it look easy. While Kansas ultimately rolled Miami in the second half of its Elite Eight matchup, Villanova scrapped all the way through its game against Houston. Yet, somehow, it never truly felt like the Wildcats were in danger.

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Of these four blue-blood programs, three of them have coaches synonymous with the team. Kansas’ Bill Self, Villanova’s Jay Wright, and Krzyzewski for Duke have all embodied the schools they coach for. But Hubert Davis, in his first season as UNC head coach, is doing some incredible things for the Tar Heels. Davis is just the ninth coach to make it to the Final Four in his debut season, joining Bill Guthridge (1998) in the North Carolina annals.

On the floor, Duke is led by lottery pick Paolo Banchero, whereas North Carolina has a platoon of scorers. Brady Manek is key for North Carolina, and Armando Bacot should be good to go despite looking hobbled at the end of UNC’s win over Saint Peter’s last weekend.

For Kansas, Ochai Agbaji is the player to look out for, and while Villanova will be missing Justin Moore — who tore his ACL against Houston — players like Jermaine Samuels and Collin Gillespie have been able to step up when needed in the past. They’ll have to do so again Saturday against a very good Kansas team.

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What time does the Final Four start?

  • Date: Saturday, April 2
  • Time: 6:09 p.m. ET | 3:09 p.m. PT

The Final Four will begin at 6:09 p.m. ET/ 3:09 p.m. PT on Saturday. The action will start with Kansas and Villanova, before Duke and North Carolina tip-off at 8:49 p.m. ET/ 5:49 p.m. to close out the night.

Below is the full schedule for the Final Four on Saturday:

Teams Time Channel
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 2 Villanova 6:09 p.m. ET TBS, Sling TV
No. 2 Duke vs. No. 8 North Carolina 8:49 p.m. ET TBS, Sling TV

What channel is the Final Four on?

  • TV channel: TBS
  • Live stream: NCAA March Madness Live, Sling TV

TBS has broadcast rights for the Final Four and national title game in 2022, meaning every game from here on out will be broadcast on the station. Cord-cutters have several options to watch the game as well, including NCAA March Madness Live , Paramount+ and Sling TV.

March Madness results for Final Four teams

Kansas

Date Round Opponent (region seed) Result
Thursday, March 17 Round 1 Texas Southern (Midwest 16 seed) W, 83-56
Saturday, March 19 Round 2 Creighton (Midwest 9 seed) W, 79-72
Friday, March 25 Sweet 16 Providence (Midwest 4 seed) W, 66-61
Sunday, March 27 Elite Eight Miami (FL) (Midwest 10 seed) W, 76-50
Saturday, April 2 Final Four Villanova (South 2 seed) TBD

Villanova

Date Round Opponent (region seed) Result
Friday, March 18 Round 1 Delaware (South 15 seed) W, 80-60
Sunday, March 20 Round 2 Ohio State (South 7 seed) W, 71-61
Thursday, March 24 Sweet 16 Michigan (South 11 seed) W, 63-55
Saturday, March 26 Elite Eight Houston (South 5 seed) W, 50-44
Saturday, April 2 Final Four Kansas (Midwest 1 seed) TBD

Duke

Date Round Opponent (region seed) Result
Friday, March 18 Round 1 CSUF (West 15 seed) W, 78-61
Sunday, March 20 Round 2 Michigan State (West 7 seed) W, 85-76
Thursday, March 24 Sweet 16 Texas Tech (West 3 seed) W, 78-73
Saturday, March 26 Elite Eight Arkansas (West 4 seed) W, 78-69
Saturday, April 2 Final Four North Carolina (East 8 seed) TBD

North Carolina

Date Round Opponent (region seed) Result
Thursday, March 17 Round 1 Marquette (East 9 seed) W, 95-63
Saturday, March 19 Round 2 Baylor (East 1 seed) W, 93-86
Friday, March 25 Sweet 16 UCLA (East 4 seed) W, 73-66
Sunday, March 27 Elite Eight Saint Peter’s (East 15 seed) W, 69-49
Saturday, April 2 Final Four Duke (West 2 seed) TBD

Where is the Final Four in 2022?

  • Location: Caesars Superdome (New Orleans, LA)

The Final Four will be hosted in New Orleans, Louisiana within the Caesars Superdome. It’s the sixth time the Final Four has come to New Orleans, with the most recent occurrence coming in 20. North Carolina in particular has fond memories in New Orleans, with the city playing host to two titles in 1982 and 1993.

Who won the Final Four in 2021?

Last season, led by star Jared Butler, the Baylor Bears won their first men’s championship over No. 1 Gonzaga in Indianapolis. Baylor was knocked out as a No. 1 seed in the second round by North Carolina this year.