Everyone into the pool!
Want a really awesome NCAA Tournament? Let everyone in.
This column appears in the March 7 issue of ESPN The Magazine.
THE SELECTION COMMITTEE will tell you that the NCAA Tournament starts in Dayton on March 15 with the First Four, a by-product of the new 68-team format. Rather than one play-in game, in which two small schools fight for the right to get stomped by Ohio State a couple nights later, we'll now be treated to four games featuring eight teams that, had any been banished to the NIT, couldn't complain.
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ESPN The Magazine: March 7, 2011
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