Old Dominion Chosen as 2013 Women's Basketball NCAA Tournament Regional Site

February 13, 2012
By ODU Athletics

Feb. 13, 2012

NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion University was selected as a regional site for the 2013 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament, the NCAA announced Monday.

"What a great honor for ODU and Norfolk to host the 2013 women's basketball regional finals. Hosting this March Madness Tournament event will allow us to showcase to the rest of the nation the great women's basketball fans that generously support our Lady Monarch basketball program," ODU Athletic Director Dr. Wood Selig said. "Crowning a Regional Champion on their way to the Final Four will be another tremendous sporting event for our region that will be sure to draw significant community interest and support."

The first and second-round sites will host games either Saturday, March 23 and Monday, March 25 or Sunday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 26, 2013 (dates to be determined in June 2012).

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.; Lubbock, Texas; 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.

"With this news, I'm ecstatic for our fans, university and the Hampton Roads community," Lady Monarch head coach Karen Barefoot said. "I feel we have one of the best fan bases in the country and a top notch supporting cast to host the 2013 NCAA Regionals in Norfolk. What a tremendous opportunity."

Old Dominion will host the first and second round of the NCAA Tournament this year on March 17 and 19. Tickets are on sale at coxtix.com.

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