NCAA May Follow Through With Single Site Tourney for Future Games
By admin - April 7, 2021
Due to the pandemic, the NCAA limited the places where players joined the court. It was in an effort to keep everything in a safety bubble to help lessen the spread of the virus. Here are the highlights:
- NCAA senior vice president of basketball Dan Gavitt told reporters this successful men’s college basketball may be a model for the future.
- He said it’s based on the desire of the committee and membership to make this an actual real thing.
- While 68 teams may not be ideal, the sweet 16 and on would prove more beneficial for this type of motif.
- Players, coaches, and staff members were tested daily for Covid, and they only allowed a seating capacity of up to 25%.
- While television ratings for the Final Four were down from 2019, the UCLA-Gonzaga match had a viewership of 15 million people. This was the most-watched event during the pandemic that wasn’t a football game.
- It also goes to show much people were online or liked watching the replays/short-form content of the game, which youngsters typically look at instead of the whole match-up.
- Gavitt said that this type of tourney is a good idea in case any hiccups arise and they need to change plans immediately.