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March Madness 2022: How to watch the First Four via live stream

The NCAA Tournament tips on Tuesday with the First Four. We break down how to watch all four games.

 Cormac Ryan #5 and Nate Laszewski #14 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish react during the second half against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the 2022 Men’s ACC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals at Barclays Center on March 10, 2022 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Hokies won 87-80. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

When the March Madness field expanded to 68 teams, the First Four was born. These four teams are not technically the last to make the field by the seed lines, but they are the lowest automatic qualifiers and lowest at-large seeds in the committee’s overall rankings. The automatic qualifiers play each other, while the at-large teams play each other. These games happen Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of Thursday’s opening round.

The First Four will air live on truTV. If you prefer to watch the game via live stream, the NCAA offers March Madness Live. That page will live stream every game of the tournament from now until the National Championship game on April 5th. If you have a cable login, you can also watch the games online through the truTV website.

Here’s a look at the schedule for the First Four in the 2022 March Madness Tournament. All odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

First Four schedule: Tuesday, March 15

6:40 p.m. — No. 16 Texas Southern vs. No. 16 Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Channel: truTV
Live stream: Watch truTV, truTV App
Odds: Texas Southern -3.5, O/U 134.5
First-round matchup: vs. No. 1 Kansas

9:10 p.m. — No. 12 Indiana vs. No. 12 Wyoming

Channel: truTV
Live stream: Watch truTV, truTV App
Odds: Indiana -4, O/U 132
First-round matchup: vs. No. 5 Saint Mary’s

First Four schedule: Wednesday, March 16

6:40 p.m. — No. 16 Bryant vs. No. 16 Wright State

Channel: truTV
Live stream: Watch truTV, truTV App
Odds: Wright State -3.5, O/U 154.5
First-round matchup: vs. No. 1 Arizona

9:10 p.m. — No. 11 Notre Dame vs. No. 11 Rutgers

Channel: truTV
Live stream: Watch truTV, truTV App
Odds: Notre Dame -1, O/U 132
First-round matchup: vs. No. 6 Alabama