There’s been no decision by the NCAA about the Division I women’s basketball tournament being held at a single-site location, the organization said.
The NCAA announced Monday that the men’s tournament would be held in one location, likely Indianapolis, in an effort to ensure health standards amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has seen positive tests rise throughout the country.
The women’s tournament is comprised of 64 teams with the first two rounds held on 16 separate campus locations. The winners at each campus site advance to four regional loacations. This year those sites are Albany, New York, Austin, Texas, Cincinnati and Spokane, Washington.
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The women’s Final Four is scheduled to be played in San Antonio on April 2 and 4.
“The women’s basketball committee is continuing its ongoing discussions to determine next steps for the women’s basketball tournament, with the primary focus of these discussions being on the safety and well-being of the student-athletes, coaches and others involved in hosting and conducting an NCAA championship,” Lynn Holzman, the NCAA vice president of women’s basketball, said in a statement. “Because of the ongoing pandemic, the committee recognizes that the tournament may have a different feel. The committee intends to maintain a field of 64 tams, and a variety of contingency plans – including reducing the number of first- and second-round sites or bringing the entire tournament to one location – are being considered in concert with staff, medical experts and other stakeholders.”
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: No decision yet on NCAA women’s basketball tournament locations