NCAA announces tournament host sites; N.C. included

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The NCAA has announced tournament host sites for the next five years.

The site selections follow the NCAA Board of Governors’ vote to allow consideration of championship bids in North Carolina.

The first- and second-round men’s basketball games in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 2020 will mark the first time since 2012 that tournament games will have been played in that venue. Greensboro Coliseum has hosted 63 NCAA men’s tournament games, which is fifth most in tournament history.

The first- and second-round men’s basketball games in Raleigh, North Carolina, will be held at N.C. State on March 19 and 21 in 2021.

The D-1 woman’s golf regional will be held at N.C. State May 11-13 in 2020.

The D-1 woman’s swimming and diving championships will be held in Greensboro in 2021 March 17-20 in 2021.

Selected to host women’s basketball regionals in 2019 are Albany, New York (Times Union Center), Chicago (Wintrust Arena), Greensboro, North Carolina (Greensboro Coliseum) and Portland, Oregon (Moda Center), with play taking place March 29-April 1.  Albany, which also will serve as a regional host site in 2018, will be hosting for the third time, while Greensboro will be hosting its fifth regional. Wintrust Arena, as well as the Moda Center, will be hosting the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship games for the first time.

NCAA leaders said the state would be eligible to host events after lawmakers repealed HB2. Championships were pulled from the state last year in response to HB2.

 

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