The Basketball Tournament, a that has become a staple of the summer sports calendar, will be played this summer in a scaled-down format with strict safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19, founder and CEO Jon Mugar told USA TODAY Sports. 

Instead of a 64-team field spread out over eight regional sites, The Tournament will instead host 24 teams at a single site with games being played in a 10- or 11-day window. Mugar said the site will be determined in the coming weeks but he doesn’t anticipate that fans will be allowed to attend the games in person. 

“Once we started diving into the health and safety considerations and what it’d take to

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