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Eight SEC women's basketball teams earn NCAA bids

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SEC Staff
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 13, 2022) -- Eight SEC teams earned bids to the 2022 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. This is the sixth time the conference has had eight team invited to the NCAA Tournament (1999, 2002, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2022.). The SEC leads all conferences in all-time NCAA Tournament bids with 256.

South Carolina is a No. 1 seed for the sixth time after earning the position in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2021. Tennessee continues its appearance streak, participating in all 40 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championships since its inception in 1982, the only team to do so.

The 2022 championship will be the first to have 68 teams. First Four games will be played Wednesday, March 16, and Thursday, March 17. First- and second-round games will be played Friday, March 18, through Monday, March 21, at the top 16 seeds.

Regional games will be played March 25-28, with Greensboro, North Carolina (Greensboro Coliseum) and Spokane, Washington (Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena) hosting regional semifinal and final games on March 25 and 27, while Bridgeport, Connecticut (Webster Bank Arena) and Wichita, Kansas (Intrust Bank Arena) will host March 26 and 28.

The Women's Final Four will be played Friday, April 1, and the national championship game is Sunday, April 3 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

2022 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament - First Round Games
Date Game Location Region Time
March 18 Ole Miss vs. South Dakota Waco, Texas Wichita 1:30 p.m. ET
March 18 South Carolina vs. TBD Columbia, S.C. Greensboro 2:00 p.m. ET
March 18 Utah vs. Arkansas Austin, Texas Spokane 5:30 p.m. ET
March 18 Georgia vs. Dayton/DePaul Ames, Iowa Greensboro 7:30 p.m. ET
March 19 Tennessee vs. Buffalo Knoxville, Tenn. Wichita 3:00 p.m. ET
March 19 UCF vs. Florida Storrs, Conn. Bridgeport 3:30 p.m. ET
March 19 Kentucky vs. Princeton Bloomington, Ind. Bridgeport 4:00 p.m. ET
March 19 LSU vs. Jackson State Baton Rouge, La. Spokane 5:00 p.m. ET