New Men's Basketball Tourney to Debut in March

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A new men's postseason basketball tournament has been scheduled in March by for 16 teams not chosen for the NCAA and NIT tournaments.

It announced Monday that the single-elimination tournament will
be held at campus sites with teams chosen by a 14-member committee
that includes nine former college head coaches.

To be eligible, teams must have a winning record against
Division I opponents. Priority will be given to schools whose
conferences have fewer than half their teams in the NCAA and NIT. said the NCAA and National Association of
Basketball Coaches have been consulted and are aware of the
tournament guidelines.

Another 16-team tournament, the College Basketball Invitational,
began last year with Tulsa beating Bradley in the best-of-three
championship series.