Rule change to NCAA Basketball tournament might have stemmed from Louisville

07/18/2016 05:45 PM

The NCAA is making a minor change to the to tournament field. Effective the upcoming season, the number one overall seed in the championship tournament will be able to choose their location in their first two games based on the predetermined host sites.

Preferences of the teams in contention for the No. 1 overall seed will be communicated to the NCAA in advance of selection Sunday, meaning whichever team earns the top spot will only know where they are playing, not who they are playing.

The interesting part of this related to the Commonwealth is this decision could easily be tied to an issue from last years tournament that involved Kansas playing their opening rounds in Louisville instead of Chicago because of a marginal difference in distance from Kansas.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.


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