Xavier AD to head NCAA selection committee

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Xavier University's athletics director will head the NCAA Division I men's basketball committee for the 2012-13 season.

The NCAA announced in Indianapolis on Wednesday that Mike Bobinski would succeed Connecticut AD Jeff Hathaway as chairman after the upcoming season and tournament.

Bobinski will this fall begin the fourth year of a five-year term on the committee. The tournament's annual March Madness includes heavy coverage of its selection process, which this year expanded to 68 teams and a "First Four" in Dayton, Ohio.

Xavier has made the last six NCAA tournaments, twice reaching the regional finals.

Ohio State AD Gene Smith headed the most recent committee.