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Texas State venue to host NCAA Women’s Championship tournament

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Texas State junior forward Da’Nasia Hood (32) jumps and shoots the basketball over a University of Louisiana defender, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, at Strahan Arena.

The Texas State University Events Center will be one of five venues to host the 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship tournament, according to a Feb. 5 announcement from the university.
San Antonio will be the host city of the tournament. The first round will be played in the surrounding regions of San Marcos and Austin from March 21-22.
“This is a great opportunity for our university,” Larry Teis, Texas State Athletics Director, says in a press release. “I am pleased we are able to accommodate the NCAA during this unique time. I appreciate all of the hard work our staff has done to make this happen.”
Women’s basketball Head Coach Zenarae Antoine says she is pleased the university will be able to show off what it can offer.
“The first thing that comes to mind is that it’s a great day to be a Bobcat,” Antoine says in the press release. “Having the ability to showcase our facilities, showcase our staff and all the wonderful things that this university has to offer is so amazing. Texas State, being embedded in such a beautiful area, has so much to offer everyone.”
The remainder of the tournament will be played in San Antonio with rounds following the Sweet 16 hosted exclusively by the Alamodome.
Diamond Health will serve as the testing provider for the tournament and will test players, coaching staffs, administrators and officials to address protocols approved by the NCAA.
The tournament will still feature the usual 64 teams, yet no decision on fan attendance has been made. The selection committee will announce all 64 participants at 6 p.m., March 15, on ESPN.

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