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Mitch Barnhart, the Director of Kentucky Athletics, has been named the chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee for the 2020-2021 season. The NCAA made the announcement on Friday.
“Being asked to serve in this role by my wonderful colleagues on this committee is one of the highest honors I’ve ever received,” Barnhart said. “The 10 of us carry a huge responsibility, not just with the selection, seeding and bracketing of teams each year, which draws the greatest amount of attention, but also as a group charged with working with other constituents to manage the health of the sport of college basketball. It’s an incredible challenge and one we will continue to take very seriously.”
This will be Barnhart’s fourth year on the committee, which is responsible for seeding and bracketing the NCAA Tournament. He will serve as vice chair for the 2019-2020 season.
Barnhart joins Bernie Shively and C.M. Newton as director of athletics from Kentucky to serve as chair.