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NCAA tweaks Tournament rules


Mark Emmert and his pals in Indianapolis took a break from their Capture Cal crusade this week to make a few tweaks to the NCAA Tournament. Now, teams from the same conference that played each other once during the regular season can now meet in the third (round of 32) round, and those that played twice can meet in the Sweet 16. Teams that have played each other three teams over the course of the season won’t be allowed to play each other until the regional championship game.

Previously, the bracketing rules prohibited teams from the same conference from being in the same region unless nine or more teams from that conference made it into the tournament. Now, each of the top four teams selected from a conference will be placed into separate regions only if they are seeded in the first four lines.

To read more about the changes, click here to go over to the NCAA’s website. And bring some caffeine…it is seriously dry reading.

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6 Comments for NCAA tweaks Tournament rules

  1. Acc/Big-Ten
    4:22 pm August 1, 2013 Permalink

    this probably is really going to only maybe effect the ACC and Big ten conferences. Mostly, cause the SEC will not have ever have too worry about these new changes.

  2. J in Orlando
    4:40 pm August 1, 2013 Permalink

    1 This has nothing to do with the ACC or Big 10…this is because of Oregon being a 12 seed last year…honestly, though, they were only slightly underseeded due to the rules

  3. wrb
    5:05 pm August 1, 2013 Permalink

    1 I think you mean ACC only because everyone knows the little ten does good to get past round of 64 except iu which is a lock to leave after the Sweet Sixteen.

  4. KY Trivia
    5:31 pm August 1, 2013 Permalink

  5. Chris
    7:45 pm August 1, 2013 Permalink

    I cannot remember the year, late 80′ or early 90’s the WIldcat’s played Alabama 3 times during the season, including the SEC championship game, and beat them all 3 times. In the NCAA tournament they were put in the same bracket, and I believe Alabama beat a dominate UK team in the second round. It was a ridiculous pairing, I will never forget.

  6. catfan68
    8:41 pm August 1, 2013 Permalink

    #5 I think you are thinking of 1986. UK beat Alabama 4 times that season (twice regular season, SEC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament), they then had to play LSU in the elite eight…UK had beaten LSU twice in the regular season, the SEC Tournament but LSU upset #1 seed UK and went to the Final Four. That was Eddie Sutton’s first season as UK head coach.