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Kentucky AD will replace Duke AD to lead NCAA D1 men's hoops committee

By: The Associated Press
Published: Friday, July 12, 2019
Mitch Barnhart, athletic director at Kentucky, takes part in a panel discussion at the NCAA Convention Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Mitch Barnhart, athletic director at Kentucky, takes part in a panel discussion at the NCAA Convention Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

— Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart has been selected to lead the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee.

It was announced Friday that Barnhart would work with committee chairman Kevin White, Duke's athletics director, during the upcoming season before succeeding him in the 2020-21 season.

Barnhart says being asked to serve in the role by his colleagues on the committee is one of the highest honors he has received.

The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee is in charge of selecting, seeding and bracketing schools each year for the NCAA Tournament.

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