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The NCAA Tournament for women’s basketball is going to a two-host format for its regional rounds next year with eight teams apiece playing in Seattle and Greenville, South Carolina.
Each site will host two regional semifinal matches on March 24, and two more games on March 25, respectively. Each site will host a regional championship on March 26th and another one on March 27th.
The NCAA Tournament used to have four regional sites in the past.
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The NCAA Tournament bracket will be revealed on March 12, the same day that the men’s tournament announces its teams.
March 15-16 will see the First Four opening round women’s games. They will be held on campuses belonging to teams ranked among the top 16. All sites that bid for round-of 64 and round-of 32 games must also agree to host a First Four event.
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Ball State athletic director Beth Goetz will serve as the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball chair for the 2022-23 school year. Lisa Peterson, Oregon deputy athletics directors, is vice chair. She will be taking over the chair in 2023-24.
“It’s such an important time for our sport and championship,” Goetz said in a statement released by the NCAA. “The committee is dedicated to continue to work alongside the women’s basketball community and staff in making sure that we continue to serve as stewards for the NCAA Tournament, one of the world’s greatest sporting events.”
The planning for the 2023 Championship also included updates on operations and officiating, travel. The committee received a report on planning for the 2023 Women’s Final Four in Dallas, which will host the second joint Division I, II and III women’s basketball national championship games at the American Airlines Center over two days.
The committee also received an update on the Women’s Final Four site selection process, which will conclude with the announcement of the 2027-31 sites in November.
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Tickets for the Greenville Regionals and Seattle Regionals go on sale Oct. 20,
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