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 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship.
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 host games either Saturday, March 23 and Monday, March 25 or Sunday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 26, 2013 (dates to be determined in June 2012):
2013 First & Second Round Sites
Baton Rouge, La.
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
Coors Events Center
College Park, Md.
College Station, Texas
St. John Arena
Cameron Indoor Stadium
Iowa City, Iowa
Carver Hawkeye Arena
Thompson Boling Arena
KFC YUM! Center
United Spirit Arena
Bob Carpenter Center
McCarthey Athletic Center
The following regional sites will host games either Saturday, March 30 and Monday, April 1 or Sunday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 2, 2013 (dates to be determined in June, 2012):
2013 Regional Sites
Ted Constant Center
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
Sun National Bank Arena
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference