The NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament 2022 is down to the Final Four as we are to witness some fierce rivalries. Keep reading to know everything about the event.
When and Where is the NCAA Final Four 2022?
- Date: Saturday, 2 April 2022
- Start Time: UNC vs. Duke at 8:49 pm ET, and Kansas vs. Villanova at 6:09 pm ET
- Venue: Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana
- TV: TBS
- Live Stream: Sling TV and NCAA.com
North Carolina UNC will hit the floor against their greatest adversaries Duke Blue Devils, for a spot in the Championship. This generally expected round of March Madness will start off on Saturday, 2 April 2022, at 8:49 pm ET, which is 12:09 am GMT the following morning.
In the other match of the Final Four matchups, Kansas Jayhawks will confront the Villanova Wildcats, successfully a rematch of the 2018 Final Four matchup. This fight for a spot in the Championship will start off on Saturday, 2 April 2022, at 6:09 pm ET, which is 10:09 in GMT.
The occasion will be held at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Here you will get everything to be aware – begin time, setting, how to watch on TV and live stream, groups, review, chances, and forecast.
Which Teams are Playing?
Kansas Jayhawks, Villanova Wildcats, North Carolina UNC Tar Heels, and Duke Blue Devils are through to the Final Four of NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament 2022. They will battle on Saturday to qualify for the Championship game.
North Carolina UNC Tar Heels
The North Carolina boys UNC Tar Heels will play against their biggest rivals, Duke Blue Devils, for a place in the Championship game. In their rivalry for over 100 years, these two teams will face each other for the first time in the Final Four matchups, which will surely go down in history.
UNC Tar Heels have won 3 titles in the last 2 decades, with their last title coming in 2017. UNC and Duke are leveling 1-1 in their last two meetings.
Duke Blue Devils
The 2-seeded Blue Devils will hit the floor against the 8-seeded Tar Heels on Saturday in a Final Four matchup. The winners will go through to the Championship game.
Duke defeated UNC by 87-67 points back on February 5. On the other hand, the UNC Tar Heels took their revenge on Duke by defeating them 94-81 points back in March, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final home match. Coach ‘K’ will retire after this year’s NCAA. This can be his last match as the coach of Duke should they lose on Saturday against the Tar Heels.
The Coach ‘K’ side have won 3 titles in the last 2 decades, with the last title coming in 2015.
The Kansas Jayhawks will face the same opponents as in 2018, the Villanova Wildcats. With a defeat in that match, the Jayhawks will surely look forward to avenging the Wildcats on Saturday.
The Kansas Jayhawks have won 5 Championships; the last one came in 2008. Surely, they will fancy adding another one to their trophy cabinet.
The 2-seeded Villanova Wildcats will hit the floor against the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks in a Final Four matchup on Saturday. The winners will go through to the Championship game.
In the last meeting in a Final Four stage in 2018, Villanova defeated Kansas by 95-79 points and lifted the championship title. Unfortunately, the Wildcats have suffered a big injury blow as their second-leading average scorer Justin Moore is ruled out due to torn Achilles.
How to Watch NCAA Final Four on TV and Streaming in 2022?
TBS will broadcast the live coverage of the Final Four battles of the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament. You can easily watch these mouth-watering clashes if you have TBS on your TV networking plan.
If you are interested in live streaming, you can watch the live stream at the official NCAA.com site. Sling TV will also broadcast the Final Four matchups for a subscription fee. Unfortunately, there are no free ways legally to enjoy the matches. Nonetheless, you can check out Sling TV’s free trial plan.
The Kansas Jayhawks will get the advantage to win the match against the Wildcats. As the second-leading scorer, Justin Moore is unavailable for Villanova, which may affect them offensively. Surprise Sports’ experts predict that Kansas should win the match with a low-scoring result.
The biggest game between the two rivals, UNC North Carolina and Duke, will be a much more competitive game. These two teams have played their best all through the tournament. It has to come down to the wires in the matchup. Our experts predict that the Duke attackers should get the better of North Carolina, winning in a high-scoring match.
- Duke 83-79 North Carolina
- Kansas 63-54 Villanova