ACC seeks to change rules, ex­pand NCAA Tour­na­ment to 72

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AMELIA IS­LAND, FLA. | The At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence wants to ex­pand the NCAA Tour­na­ment and change sev­eral col­lege bas­ket­ball rules.

Com­mis­sioner John Swof­ford said Thurs­day the league will pro­pose leg­is­la­tion to ex­pand the NCAA Tour­na­ment from 68 to 72 teams. That would cre­ate a sec­ond set of First Four games in the western half of the coun­try to go with the tour­na­men­topen­ing ones in Day­ton, Ohio.

The league also sup­ports mov­ing back the 3-point line, widen­ing the lane and hav­ing the shot clock re­set to 20 sec­onds af­ter of­fen­sive re­bounds.

Swof­ford spoke to re­porters at the con­clu­sion of the league’s spring meet­ings. He also said the league’s TV chan­nel is on track for its Au­gust 2019 launch, though the league didn’t set­tle on fu­ture ACC Tour­na­ment sites beyond lo­ca­tions al­ready de­ter­mined through 2020.

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