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February 25, 2021

Prediction: The NCAA’s new plan will put Duke in the tournament

Drew Franklin 5:00pm February 25, 2021 2/25/21

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Earlier today the NCAA announced its big plans for how it will replace teams that have to drop out of the tournament with COVID issues. You can read it here if you haven’t already. Now let’s talk about these First Four alternates and a nightmare situation that could arise. As the policy is written, only…

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NCAA announces plans for replacing tournament teams that have to withdraw

Drew Franklin 2:45pm February 25, 2021 2/25/21

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The NCAA has made and announced its contingency plan should any of the tournaments’ teams—men’s or women’s—withdraw from March Madness with COVID issues. In a Thursday afternoon update on NCAA.com, the committee shared its policy for this year’s Big Dance: — Once the bracket is finalized and released, teams will not be reseeded, nor will…

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February 21, 2021

Maybe Kentucky’s NCAA Tournament Resume Isn’t so Bad?

Brent Wainscott 4:30pm February 21, 2021 2/21/21

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At 8-13, if you turn your head and squint your eyes a little, maybe Kentucky’s resume isn’t so bad after all. Kentucky is officially inside the field of 64 as far as NET rankings go for the NCAA Tournament. Obviously, that doesn’t mean Kentucky gets in the tournament if they’re inside of the 64 teams…

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February 12, 2021

Bruce Pearl thinks UK can make NCAA Tournament: “This Kentucky team can get there”

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm February 12, 2021 2/12/21

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Bruce Pearl admitted he’s not breaking any news here, but his words carry weight. Earlier on Friday, the Auburn Tiger’s Men’s Basketball head coach wasn’t turning down the opportunity to talk up his opponent for this Saturday–the 5-13 Kentucky Wildcats. The two sides will meet for the second time this season, the first coming in…

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February 10, 2021

NCAA Tournament changes up the schedule

Drew Franklin 11:45am February 10, 2021 2/10/21

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For those of you interested in this year’s NCAA Tournament, you should note the new changes in the tournament’s 2021 schedule. This year the First Four games will be played in one day rather than two games across two days. Then in a big break from tradition, the first round will be played Friday and…

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January 31, 2021

Analytics Suggest Saturday’s Cancelation Might Have Actually Helped Kentucky

Brent Wainscott 12:00pm January 31, 2021 1/31/21

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Wins are of the utmost importance for Kentucky Basketball right now. Sitting at 5-10 overall, 4-4 in the SEC, losing four of the last five games, Kentucky HAS to win at least eight more games to make the tournament as an at-large bid. Would a win over fifth-ranked Texas have gone a long way? Certainly,…

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January 15, 2021

NCAA Tournament will change seeding selection process for 2021

Nick Roush 12:30pm January 15, 2021 1/15/21

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The NCAA Tournament selection committee has a list of criteria they follow each year before finalizing the bracket on Selection Sunday. Exactly how teams are seeded where will be changed for the 2021 tournament. In previous years geography played a significant role in where teams were placed. It’s why Duke and North Carolina often opened…

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October 14, 2020

Rupp Arena, Yum Center named future NCAA Tournament host sites

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:00pm October 14, 2020 10/14/20

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The host sites for the 2023, 2024, 2025, and 2026 NCAA Tournaments were just announced, and the road to the Final Four will come through both Louisville and Lexington. The Yum Center will host a regional in 2023, while Rupp will host the first and second rounds in 2025. Rupp is already scheduled to host…

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September 10, 2020

NCAA will not expand men’s basketball tournament

Nick Roush 9:25am September 10, 2020 9/10/20

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The NCAA Tournament will not have 1,783 teams in 2021. Wednesday afternoon the ACC proposed creating an expanded field for the coronavirus-plagued 2021 postseason. Did Coach K want 132 teams instead of 64? Nope. The ACC coaches proposed including all 346 eligible Division I teams in the expanded 2021 version of the NCAA Tournament. The…

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August 26, 2020

Calipari worried about season’s impact on smaller schools, sports

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 5:00pm August 26, 2020 8/26/20

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With schools across the country facing dire financial situations due to the pandemic, the powers that be in college basketball are determined to find a way to save the season, specifically the NCAA Tournament. Today, John Calipari said he is confident the season will happen, but worries about the impact certain scenarios — such as…

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