Billy Donovan Likes 96-Team Tourney, Probably Wants To Ban Dodgeball

After news of the NCAA's potential expansion to a 96-team tournament swirled around the sports world yesterday, there were bound to be at least a few people who liked the idea. Enter Florida coach Billy Donovan.

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From the Palm Beach Post:

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“I felt bad for our kids the last couple of years. You’re right there, a game or two away from maybe being in and then they don’t get a chance to go,” Donovan said.

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“And then there’s a perception that if you’re in the NIT, it’s quote-unquote a loser’s tournament. And I think that any time you expand something, where you’re playing for that main trophy that everyone’s trying to play for, I think it’s always good to have more opportunities for more people.”

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Oh, right. It's always good to have more opportunities for people. We should just go ahead and expand to 128, just to make sure not a single underachieving team (like Florida the past few years) ever gets left out of the NCAAs.

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Like last year, the Florida team that started 16-2, and then finished the year losing five of eight in an SEC down year. That team totally should've made the tournament. Nick Calathes!!

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In college basketball, there are no true losers. And you know what that means? Everyone gets a spot in the tournament... AND a trophy!

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