The title of No. 1 overall seed will now carry extra perks with it.
Starting this upcoming season, the top overall seed in the tournament will be able to choose the location for its first- and second-round games in the tournament, the Division I men's basketball committee announced on Monday.
Schools with a potential chance at the No. 1 overall seed will have to look over the eight locations prior to the seeding of the tournament and submit a preferred destination to the selection committee.
“Preferences would be communicated by teams in contention for the overall No. 1 seed far in advance of Selection Sunday in a process to be determined,” the NCAA said in a statement.
Buffalo, Milwaukee, Orlando, Salt Lake City, Greensboro, Indianapolis, Tulsa and Sacramento will host first- and second-round matchups next March.
– Kenny Ducey