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College basketball in 2020-21 -- Smaller NCAA tournament field, shorter schedule would not be new

The Division I Council has spoken. The 2020-21 men's and women's college basketball seasons will start later than usual and consist of fewer games.

And while the council didn't offer specific counsel on how conferences will or should determine which men's teams receive automatic NCAA tournament bids, that too could look different this season. Who knows, before it's all said and done we may even be looking at a smaller field in the 2020 NCAA tournament.

It all sounds new and different, but, in fact, it's all old and traditional. We've done all of these things before.