An initiative proposed by the ACC — and spearheaded by Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski — made national waves on Wednesday. In an effort to help ensure that the 2021 NCAA Tournament take place, the league’s coaches proposed that all 346 (eligible) Division I teams make the field.
At the moment, however, the NCAA isn’t working on contingencies that involve expanding the tournament beyond the current 68-team allotment, according to Dan Gavitt, the NCAA’s senior vice president of basketball.
The ACC did engage Gavitt in this proposal, as was reported earlier this week. Over the last few months, Krzyzewski has been outspoken on making the 2021 Tournament a priority.
Statement from @NCAA SVP Dan Gavitt on the @accmbb proposal for an all eligible Division I 2021 @marchmadness: pic.twitter.com/rUQ1jHuYcB
— Andy Katz (@TheAndyKatz) September 10, 2020
The 2020 Men’s and Women’s NCAA Tournaments were canceled due to COVID-19.