NCAA TournamentBob Donnan/USA TODAY SportsStarting next year, conference foes could be playing on this court a bit sooner.

As expected, the NCAA made a change Thursday, in an attempt to more accurately seed the field for its 68-team tournament. The move allows some conference teams to face each other as early as the round of 32; in the past they had to wait until the regional final (unless a league got nine or more teams into the field). Of course, restrictions remain -- e.g., teams that have played three times during the season still must wait until the Elite Eight for a rematch. Should the NCAA open things up further?


Movin' on up?

If a pair of teams squared off only once during the season, they could meet again quite early.

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How do you feel about the NCAA tournament allowing intraconference matchups as early as the round of 32?

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Not soon enough?

Preventing oft-seen matchups, however, could throw off the seeding curve.

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Should conference opponents be prevented at all from playing each other in early NCAA tournament rounds?

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Let us in?

The NCAA has been open about its process in recent years. But not as open as it could be ...

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Should the NCAA allow reporters and cameras into "the room" on Selection Sunday?

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Nifty 96?

Three years ago, a 96-team NCAA tournament field seemed like a certainty.

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How would you feel if the NCAA tournament expanded to 96 teams, as previously discussed?

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