"I don't know that freshmen have as big an impact on the tournament as they do in the season," said Dan Gavitt, the NCAA executive in charge of the tournament. "But it's certainly a concern. You want young people to have as rich an academic experience as possible for as long as possible. The longer it can be, the healthier that will be for them."
Dan Gavitt, the NCAA's senior vice president of basketball, said Higgins is still scheduled to work one of the games in the Final Four in Glendale, Arizona, on Saturday.