Kerr says First Four should just be BCS schools

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Steve Kerr’s done fine work as a color analyst in CBS’ three-man booth during the NCAA tournament. His insights are solid, he doesn’t step on takes from co-analyst Clark Kellogg and rolls with the play-by-play of Jim Nance.

In all, he’s earned some fans. But this won’t sit well with some of them.   

In a wide-ranging interview with Michael Hiestand of USA Today, Kerr talked about several items, but the most interesting was this:

But Kerr also suggested the so-called First Four could be tweaked: “Have all eight teams in those from power conferences — just the bubble teams rather than league winners — going head-to-head.”

The First Four this season featured four games. Two were between teams who earned automatic bids; the other two games were between teams that earned at-large berths. Two of those at-large berths (VCU and UAB) weren’t from the power conferences, but Kerr’s point remains. Don’t make the small schools who won their conferences tournaments play an extra game. 

Steve Kerr, sticking up for the little guy. Who knew?

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