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Monday / January 30.
  • Big East Coaches Vote for Tourney Change

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    The Big East men’s basketball tournament could be headed for yet another major change in 2011.

    As first reported by Fanhouse.com, the league’s coaches voted unanimously Tuesday to eliminate the double-bye in the tournament held each March at Madison Square Garden. The new format – which would involve all 16 teams playing first-round games over a two-day period – could be approved by the end of next month.

    “We’ll probably have an answer by the end of June,” Big East spokesman John Paquette said by phone. “We’ll come to a conclusion by the end of June.”

    Read the full story at SNY.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.