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I'm sorry for being the main culprit, but how about we talk about the Coronavirus effects on college hoops and other things here, and leave those other threads to be corona-less basketball talk?

The NCAA committee really needs to be smart about this, and make the bracket as regional as possible, like it used to be back in the old days.
If they can't have fans in the arena, then it doesn't matter where you play the games, and they might be able to get the NCAA tournament done and give all of us bunkered down something to watch on TV.
 

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If they’re not putting fans in the arenas, they should divide the brackets further into more regions, Regionalize the whole damned thing, bag conference affiliation restrictions; and do the whole thing like the Baseball NCAA Tournament. Play where it makes sense to play, not sending teams all over the damned place:

1 Gonzaga / 8 E Wash | 4 USC / 5 Utah St
2 Oregon / 7 New Mex St | 3 Colorado / 6 Stanford

1 SDSU / 8 UC Irvine | 4 SMC / 5 Ariz St
2 BYU / 7 No Texas | 3 Arizona / 6 UCLA


1 Kansas / 8 ND State | 4 Marq / 5 Indiana
2 Wisconsin / 7 Bradley | 3 Iowa / 6 No Iowa

1 Creighton / 8 Little Rock | 4 Illinois / 5 Oklahoma
2 Mich St / 7 Akron | 3 Louisville / 6 Arkansas


1 Baylor / 8 Prairie View | 4 Texas Tech / 5 Houston
2 Kentucky / 7 SFA | 3 WVU / Texas

1 Dayton / 8 No Kentucky | 4 Michigan / 5 Xavier
2 Hall / 7 Hofstra | 3 Ohio St / 6 Yale


1 Fla St / 8 NC Central-Winthrop* | 4 LSU / 5 Florida
2 Duke / 7 Belmont | 3 Auburn / 6 Liberty

1 Nova / 8 RMU-Siena* | 4 UVA / 5 Providence
2 Maryland / 7 Colgate | 3 Penn St / 6 Vermont
 

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The NCAA has no reason not to. No fans means they lose $175 million dollars. They've already lost that no matter where they play.

They get $1.15 billion for the TV rights. So they have to get these games on TV so they don't lose $1.3 billion instead of $175 million (Not to mention that regionalizing the tournament saves travel expenses).

The home team hosting every game with local TV guys working for CBS gets that job done, but makes scheduling a bitch. Doing 16 regions of four the first weekend is the smartest way to not lose the TV schedule.

Keeping teams as close as possible isn't just the smartest thing to do in a pandemic, it also makes the most business sense for the NCAA.
 

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The NCAA has no reason not to. No fans means they lose $175 million dollars. They've already lost that no matter where they play.

They get $1.15 billion for the TV rights. So they have to get these games on TV so they don't lose $1.3 billion instead of $175 million (Not to mention that regionalizing the tournament saves travel expenses).

The home team hosting every game with local TV guys working for CBS gets that job done, but makes scheduling a bitch. Doing 16 regions of four the first weekend is the smartest way to not lose the TV schedule.

Keeping teams as close as possible isn't just the smartest thing to do in a pandemic, it also makes the most business sense for the NCAA.
Top seed gets the “home court” advantage
 

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In an empty arena, it's not an advantage. NCAA ships new baskets to the venue and it's totally fair.
 

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I'm guessing that Dayton ends up hosting the Final Four if they're not in it. If they are in it, Butler.
 

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This is the time as seasons come to an end that the transfer portal, (undergrad or grad) grows quickly. There will also be coaches fired or leaving for another job, with at least some of their committed recruits asking for a release. I suspect getting "official" visits will be harder with the restrictions already in place and those that may be added. The 20-21 season is months away, but if things get worse before they get better, many players looking for a new team, and coaches seeking to add a piece or two are going to be really hampered.
 

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ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 going fanless starting tomorrow.
Big East, SEC "monioring"
No word from Pac-12, AAC
 
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