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BriCrozier
March 3, 2023 @ 12:46 PM

Has the NCAA changed the bracketing rules again? A few years ago they had put this in for any conference that earned 9+ bids:

Teams from the same conference shall not meet prior to the regional final if they played each other three or more times during the regular season and conference tournament.

Teams from the same conference shall not meet prior to the regional semifinals if they played each other twice during the regular season and conference tournament.

Teams from the same conference may play each other as early as the second round if they played no more than once during the regular season and conference tournament.

So Illinois as an 8 or 9 in Purdue's bracket (If Purdue gets a 1 seed, which honestly is in doubt at this time) is certainly possible if they only play on Sunday. Although that might be a blessing in disguise as the four teams to avoid, in my opinion, are Kansas, Alabama, Houston and Baylor.

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