This is going to be controversial, as it should be.
Bernard Muir, the chair of the DI basketball committee for the NCAA, just said on CBS Sports that the committee will have to evaluate how healthy Zion Williamson looks in the ACC Tournament to properly seed Duke.
Maybe I’m wrong, I’m pretty certain that I’m not, but I don’t recall a time in the history of the tournament that seeding was based off of a players health. If you lost then that counted as a loss. It’s never been given an asterisk because you had a player hurt.
This will get national attention and it should. Would the committee do the same for other programs with injured players? No. Kentucky is missing a key starter, will we get an asterisk next to our loss in Knoxville? No, we won’t.
The NCAA Tournament is one of the greatest sporting events in the world. I hope they don’t take part of the greatness away with a controversy like this.