The NCAA Basketball Tournament had been a staple of the sports world for as long as I can remember. It all started for me back in 2002. My freshman year, as well as 'Melo, G-Mac and Hakim Warrick's freshmen years as well. Syracuse won the National Championship that season and I became a follower of the tournament from then on. I'm going to be all over the tournament this year too since the 'Cuse has a great chance to win it again.
As it stands right now, the NCAA tournament starts with 65 teams. It's hard to explain in words how the tournament begins with 65 teams, but there is basically a one game playoff between the two final teams selected (known as the play in game) that decides what 64 teams are going to fill in the four 16 team divisional brackets.
Recent talks have brought up the idea of making a 97 team tournament and basically dropping the NIT, the Not In Tournament. The NIT was made up for remaining teams that didn't make the National Tournament to still have a reason to play in their own, not so great, tournament in March. Thus having no dignity but still feeling respected. Good luck in the NIT this year UNC, sorry Adam.
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Should The NCAA Expand The March Madness Tournament
- No (61%, 33 Votes)
- Yes (39%, 21 Votes)
Total Voters: 54
After you vote, please give us your thoughts on why the NCAA should or should not expand the tournament to 97 teams in the comments section below. Your input is greatly appreciated and also good for debate.
Thanks to mnapoleon for the picture of Carmelo Anthony, Gerry McNamara and Hakim Warrick.