Once the First Four games are over, each of the 64 teams remaining in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament knows what is the ultimate goal: Six more wins. That’s what stands between every squad and a national championship. Six more wins means you get to cut down those nets, raise that trophy and be bathed in college basketball glory for the rest of time. In 2021, the Baylor Bears defeated Hartford, Wisconsin, Villanova, Arkansas, Houston and Gonzaga to claim the first national title in program history.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves; that long March Madness journey to six wins has to begin with a single step. In other words, it has to begin with a victory in the first round.
Here’s a list of teams that have advanced to the second round of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 9 Memphis
No. 2 Duke vs. No. 7 Michigan State
No. 3 Texas Tech vs. No. 11 Notre Dame
No. 4 Arkansas vs. No. 12 New Mexico State
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 9 Creighton
No. 2 Auburn vs. No. 10 Miami
No. 3 Wisconsin vs. No. 11 Iowa State
No. 4 Providence vs. No. 12 Richmond
No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 8 North Carolina
No. 3 Purdue vs. No. 6 Texas
No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 5 Saint Mary’s
No. 7 Murray State vs. No. 15 Saint Peter’s
No. 1 Arizona vs. No. 9 TCU
No. 2 Villanova vs. No. 7 Ohio State
No. 3 Tennessee vs. No. 11 Michigan
No. 4 Illinois vs. No. 5 Houston