INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Spokane will be the first city to host the
opening two rounds and a regional of the NCAA women's basketball
tournament in the same year.
The Washington city was one of 16 chosen by the NCAA women's
basketball committee on Thursday to host the first two rounds in
2011. Gonzaga will host the first two rounds in its on-campus arena
while the regional will be hosted by Washington State at the
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.
Dayton, a regional site this year, Philadelphia and Dallas will
host regionals in 2011.
Joining Gonzaga as hosts for the first two rounds are Auburn,
Baylor, Connecticut, Duke, Louisiana Tech, Maryland, New Mexico,
Ohio State, Penn State, Stanford, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia,
Wichita State, and Xavier.
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