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ACC coaches want to expand NCAA tournament and add second First Four

Conference plans to propose legislation to NCAA


The Atlantic Coast Conference wants to expand the NCAA tournament from 68 to 72 teams and add a second First Four.

According to reports Thursday, the ACC voted at its annual meeting to propose legislation to the NCAA to expand the tournament. The idea came from the conference’s 15 men’s basketball coaches.

» LOOKING BACK: Dayton overwhelmed with joy to keep First Four

"The idea of having two First Fours, if you will, maybe geographic," Swofford said. "That's such a quick turnaround. You could have one maybe in Dayton and one in the western part of the states. But we will be proposing that."

UD has played host to the First Four since 2011. Prior to that, the opening-round game of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, or play-in game, was played at UD Arena every season from 2001-10. Dayton secured the games through 2022 last year.


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