Unusual selection weekend looming for NCAA committee

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Scott Barnes says this weekend promises to be the most unusual selection process of his five-year tenure on the NCAA Tournament committee.

The committee chairman acknowledges Kentucky starts out as the top overall seed, something that might not change even if the Wildcats lose in this week’s SEC tournament. And the most intense work might come in filling seed lines three through nine instead of the top two lines.

Barnes says he’s never seen anything like it as the committee begins its most important work week of the year.

Committee members are scheduled to meet in Indianapolis through Sunday and will take their first vote on the 68-team field Wednesday afternoon.

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