Year in Review: NCAA consolidates tournaments

Stanford defeated Arizona in the women’s championship game at the Alamodome, one of three tournament venues in San Antonio.getty images

Over 19 days from mid-March through April 5, the NCAA stages the 68-team men’s basketball tournament at six venues in and around Indianapolis, including Lucas Oil Stadium and Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The women’s tournament is played under similar circumstances in San Antonio: 64 teams and 63 games, over 15 days at three venues in San Antonio — the Alamodome, Bill Greehey Arena (on the campus home of St. Mary’s University) and the UTSA Convocation Center — as well as the Frank Erwin Center at the University of Texas in Austin, the University Events Center at Texas State in San Marcos.

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