Sites for 2013 tournament announced
Norfolk, Trenton among regional hosts for NCAA tournament
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee has announced the selections of the first- and second-round as well as regional sites for the 2013 tournament.
Cities chosen to host first- and second-round games in 2013 include Baton Rouge, La.; Boulder, Colo.; College Park, Md.; College Station, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Durham, N.C.; Iowa City, Iowa; Knoxville, Tenn.; Louisville, Ky.; Lubbock, Texas; Newark, Del.; Queens, N.Y.; Spokane, Wash.; Stanford, Calif.; Storrs, Conn.; and Waco, Texas.
The four selected regional sites are Norfolk, Va.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Spokane, Wash.; and Trenton, N.J.
"As a committee we are excited that in 2013 our championship will be hosted by institutions from nine different conferences, with Delaware and St. John’s hosting for the first time," said Greg Christopher, chair of the Division I Women’s Basketball Committee and director of athletics at Bowling Green State University. "Having this geographic blend of sites is important to the committee as we continue to grow the game of women’s basketball."
The following first- and second-round sites will play host to games either March 23 and 25 or March 24 and 26, 2013 (dates to be determined in June 2012):
|Baton Rouge, La.||Pete Maravich Assembly Center||LSU|
|Boulder, Colo.||Coors Events Center||Colorado|
|College Park, Md.||Comcast Center||Maryland|
|College Station, Texas||Reed Arena||Texas A&M|
|Columbus, Ohio||St. John Arena||Ohio State|
|Durham, N.C.||Cameron Indoor Stadium||Duke|
|Iowa City, Iowa||Carver Hawkeye Arena||Iowa|
|Knoxville, Tenn.||Thompson Boling Arena||Tennessee|
|Louisville, Ky.||KFC YUM! Center||Louisville|
|Lubbock, Texas||United Spirit Arena||Texas Tech|
|Newark, Del.||Bob Carpenter Center||Delaware|
|Queens, N.Y.||Carnesecca Arena||St. John's|
|Spokane, Wash.||McCarthey Athletic Center||Gonzaga|
|Stanford, Calif.||Maples Pavilion||Stanford|
|Storrs, Conn.||Gampel Pavilion||Connecticut|
|Waco, Texas||Ferrell Center||Baylor|
The following regional sites will play host to games either March 30 and April 1 or March 31 and April 2, 2013 (dates to be determined in June 2012):
|Norfolk, Va.||Ted Constant Center||Old Dominion|
|Oklahoma City, Okla.||Chesapeake Energy Arena||TBD|
|Spokane, Wash.||Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena||Washington State|
|Trenton, N.J.||Sun National Bank Arena||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference|