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Worst Argument for Expanding the NCAA Tournament, Ever

Take it away, Jim Boeheim:

"This year, you're going to see at the end of the year, teams like Connecticut, teams that are really good teams, and North Carolina if they get winning two, three, four games here at the end, you're going to see a lot of teams that look alike, and you're not going to be able to fairly say this team's better, this team should be in. You're not going to be able to do that."

First of all, if UNC wins two, three, or four games here at the end I'll be thrilled. Over the moon with glee. But guess what? You'll definitely be able to say "this team's better, this team should be in," for a number of teams better than Carolina. And that's just what the selection committee will do, just like they do every year. I guarantee you, no UNC fan with an ounce of sense is going to be sitting a home in March thinking the tournament's a fraud because a 6-11 in conference Tar Heel team is instead hosting an NIT game.

I'll give Boeheim credit, though. He's not lapsing back on the tired trope that expanding the NCAA's would be good for mid-majors. He's got the true beneficiaries correct – bad teams with big names that have fallen to the bottom half of their large conferences. No true fan wants to replace the games they see in the tournament now with lumbering teams with better legacies than on-court performances. Expansion is a horrible idea, so please, keep with the stupid rationales like this that no one will be convinced by.