Fred VanVleet dribbles on the Final Four court in Atlanta during practice in 2013. The Wichita Eagle
Fred VanVleet dribbles on the Final Four court in Atlanta during practice in 2013. The Wichita Eagle

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NCAA plans to use bracket celebration in basketball tournament

August 10, 2017 10:21 AM

UPDATED August 10, 2017 01:22 PM

The NCAA gets this one right.

UPDATE. THE. BRACKET. Coming out of the Jamboree, Paul Champions have advanced!! #TBT2017 pic.twitter.com/IXJ6W8Mp3V

— TBT (@thetournament) July 8, 2017

The NCAA will add a fun bit of bracket ceremony after NCAA Tournament basketball games, according to the Twitter feed of David Worlock, NCAA director of media coordination/statistics.

A player will advance his or her team with a placard on a large bracket posted, likely, near the post-game media area.

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The NCAA is borrowing the idea from the The Basketball Tournament.

Mike Waters of syracuse.com has more details.

Good stuff.

Athletes, fans, coaches will enjoy this and it will become one of the tournament’s most anticipated and replayed moments.

FYI We are doing this. Bracket will be near press conference room. Team will decide which player gets to advance school name on bracket.

— David Worlock (@DavidWorlock) August 9, 2017

Paul Suellentrop: 316-269-6760, @paulsuellentrop