ACC proposes every Division I team make 2021 NCAA Tournament, led by Coach K

According to a report from college basketball insider Jon Rothstein, the ACC plans to propose a somewhat radical idea to ensure the 2021 NCAA Tournament take place. The league has entered discussions with Dan Gavitt, the NCAA’s senior vice president of basketball, on the subject: an NCAA Tournament that includes all 346 eligible Division I basketball teams.

The 2020 men’s and women’s NCAA Tournaments were canceled due to COVID-19.

(Of the 357 Division I teams, 346 would be eligible to play. Seven programs are reclassifiers, three are ineligible due to APR. Oklahoma State is also ineligible to play.)

Jeff Goodman of Stadium quickly followed to mention that Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski was a key figure in proposing this initiative.

Over the last few weeks, Krzyzewski has been vocal on the importance of ensuring that a 2021 NCAA Tournament take place.


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