INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -Travel costs will not play a larger role in this year's NCAA tournament pairings this year than it has in other years.
Selection committee chairman Mike Slive said during a conference call Tuesday that while the committee is sensitive to the economic climate, it has a responsibility to the nation to provide balanced brackets for the NCAA's marquee event, which begins in mid-March.
Slive believes the committee hopes to keep schools close to their fans, a policy that first began in 2001, but not at the expense of competitive balance.
Slive also said that the committee will not consider conference RPIs and will instead focus on each team's resume individually.
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