If you love conference tourneys then you should want a nominal 32 team field with MAYBE an extra slot for every 10-12 true independents. I don't have a problem with winning the conf. tourney but it should be advancing to a field of 32!!
Then every league gets one team in the NCAA tourney by winning its conference tourney. I can support that and if my Dukies get knocked out in the ACC tourney they are out.
But the system is corrupt. The fear factor at the NCAA is high if it tried to open it up or close it down. Right now, the BCS leagues call the shots in NCAA MBB and the inconsequential folks at leagues like the MVC should just be happy with the table scraps.