Oct 12, 2022;  Charlotte, NC, US;  ACC commissioner James Phillips addresses the media during the ACC Men's Basketball Tip-Off in Charlotte, NC.  Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

ACC commissioner Jim Phillips ready for NCAA tournaments to expand

CHARLOTTE — With the College Football Playoffs expanding to 12 teams for college football, could the NCAA basketball tournaments be next?

ACC commissioner Jim Phillips thinks it’s time to have that conversation.

“I think where we’re needing some dialogue is in not only looking at the men’s basketball and women’s basketball tournament, but some of the other tournaments that have fewer opportunities,” said Phillips during the Commissioner’s Forum at the ACC men’s basketball media days Wednesday . “When you have this compression that I feel that we have to address in the sense that you have a lot of schools that are spending a tremendous amount of resources in sports and not having a chance to access those championships, I certainly felt like we deserved more than five ACC teams last year on the men’s side, and I felt like we deserved more than eight on the women’s side.”

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