View Full Version : New NCAA basketball format revealed

07-12-2010, 03:09 PM

The NCAAhttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/mag-glass_10x10.gif (http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100712/SPORTS06/100712044/New+NCAA+Tournament+format+released+today+#) unveiled its plans for the newly expanded 68-team men's basketball tournament Monday: Beginning next March, eight teams will play early the opening week in a "First Four" round, with the winners advancing to games on Thursday or Friday.

Two of the games will match the tournament's lowest seeds, Nos. 65 through 68. The other two games will include the last four at-large qualifiers.


Wow! The NCAA goes 2 for 2 with the expansion. :thumbsup

First they don't go crazy with the extra teams, and now they make the 7th and 8th best teams in the major conferences have play-in games. I love it!