While the Selection Committees for the men's and women's NCAA tournaments won't release their handiwork until Sunday, we've decided to kick off the Madness a little early this year. We all deserve a little fun, right? But, as is our wont around here, we're switching things up just a little bit.
First, because some things never change, a little basketball nerdery for you...
Back in 2011, the NCAA decided to expand their annual Division I Men's Basketball Championship tournament to 68 teams. It was the first expansion of the tournament since the creation of the Mountain West Conference forced the NCAA to add an extra team a decade ago. At the time, most people expected the NCAA to expand the field to 80 or 96 teams — to maximize the...
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