ACC Coaches Want “Open” NCAA Tourney
Men's basketball coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) voted on a proposal Thursday that would call for a completely open NCAA Tournament for the upcoming season. That would mean every one of the 300+ men's basketball programs in Division I would make the tournament.
This would be because of schedule changes due to the coronavirus pandemic that would limit or shorten the college basketball season because of potential stoppages along the way to March.
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski (pictured above) is leading the charge and has some support from his fellow coaches.
The NCAA has used the current 68 team tournament format since 2011. It was a 64-team field from 1985-2000. And it grew to 65 teams from 2001-10.
The NCAA is expected to announce how the winter sports tournaments will work later this month.