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NCAA tourney to stay 65 for now

Updated: June 30, 2006, 9:36 AM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA's little guys could still get locked out of the most lucrative championship event in college sports -- even after George Mason's improbable tournament run last year.

On Thursday, the men's basketball committee announced it rejected a coaches' proposal to nearly double the size of the NCAA Tournament field from 65 to 128, calling expansion unnecessary and not imminent.

It also voted down a more modest offer that would have added fewer than eight ...

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