- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 10, 2017

NCAA officials revealed on Wednesday that the NCAA men’s basketball tournament will integrate the post-game bracket celebration, popularized by The Basketball Tournament, starting next year.

The Basketball Tournament, or TBT, is an annual 5-on-5 tournament in which 64 teams compete for a winner-takes-all $2 million prize. After each TBT game, a player from the winning team goes over to a replica of the tournament’s bracket and shifts their team’s card to the next round of the tournament.

David Worlock, the NCAA’s director of media coordination, said in an email sent to Syracuse.com that the NCAA men’s basketball committee has agreed to adopt the celebration into the NCAA Tournament.

“Yes, we’re doing it,” Worlock said in the email. “I noticed in the The Basketball Tournament and liked the idea. Then a few weeks ago there was some chatter on Twitter from some members of the media, saying they wished we would do it during our tournament. So I obviously wasn’t the only person who thought it was a cool idea … We think it will be fun for the teams, fans and the media.” 

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