Texas Tech picked to host rounds of NCAA tournament in 2013
Provided by Texas Tech Athletics
The NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee announced on Monday that TexasTech is one of 16 schools chosen to host the first and second rounds of the2013 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship.
Other 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.; 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.
"This is a tremendous honor," Texas Tech head coach Kristy Curry said. "We are very excited that the NCAA Committee has chosen Texas Tech as one of its schools to host fans for the 2013 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. We have some of the most loyal and best fans in the country at Texas Tech when it comes to women's basketball and I know they will be delighted to have the tournament in our own backyard."
Texas Tech has hosted the first and second rounds of the championship 10 times and last hosted it in 2009. The games will be played on either Saturday, March 23 and Monday, March 25 or Sunday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 26, 2013 (dates to be determined in June 2012).