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ODU TO HOST 2008 NCAA TOURNAMENT GAMES

Old Dominion University will once again serve as host for the NCAA Div. I Women's Basketball Tournament as the first and second rounds of the tournament will be played at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in 2008.

The Div. I Women's Basketball Committee released the first- and second-round and regional sites for the 2007 and 2008 NCAA Div. I Women's Basketball Championships on Wednesday.


"The continued opportunity to host NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament games is a credit Old Dominion University's commitment to women's basketball," said Old Dominion Athletic Director Jim Jarrett. "From the state of the art Ted Constant Convocation Center to the quality athletic and Constant Center staff and our nationally recognized Lady Monarch basketball program, the NCAA recognized an opportunity to utilize our outstanding tournament venue."

The 2008 tournament will mark the fourth time the NCAA Div. I Women's Basketball Tournament has been showcased at the Ted since the building opened in 2002. ODU hosted the first and second rounds in 2003, as well as the 2004 Mideast Regional and will once again host the first and second rounds in 2006, now featuring eight teams.

The following first- and second-round sites will host games either Saturday, March 17, and Monday, March 19, or Sunday, March 18, and Tuesday, March 20, 2007:

Frank Erwin Center (16,755)
University of Texas at Austin - Austin, Texas

Breslin Student Events Center (15,085)
Michigan State University - East Lansing, Michigan

Hartford Civic Center (14,913)
University of Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut

Galen Center (10,280)
University of Southern California - Los Angeles

Williams Arena (14,669)
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Minneapolis

Peterson Events Center (12,508)
University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh

RBC Center (19,500)
North Carolina State University - Raleigh, North Carolina

Maples Pavilion (7,233)
Stanford University - Stanford, California

The following regional sites will host games either Saturday, March 24 and Monday, March 26, or Sunday, March 25, and Tuesday, March 27, 2007:

Reunion Arena (17,767)
Conference USA and Southern Methodist University - Dallas

University of Dayton Arena (13,000)
University of Dayton - Dayton, Ohio

Greensboro Coliseum (12,005)
Atlantic Coast Conference - Greensboro, North Carolina

Save Mart Center (15,621)
California State University, Fresno -Fresno, California

The following sites will host games either Saturday, March 22, and Monday, March 24 or Sunday, March 23, and Tuesday, March 25, 2008:

The Pit/Bob King Court (15,932)
University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Pete Maravich Assembly Center (13,394)
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Bridgeport Arena at Harbor Yard (8,754)
Fairfield University - Bridgeport, Connecticut

Comcast Center (17,950)
University of Maryland, College Park - College Park, Maryland

Wells Fargo Arena at the Iowa Events Center (16,081)
Iowa State University - Des Moines, Iowa

Ted Constant Convocation Center (8,600)
Old Dominion University - Norfolk, Virginia

Maples Pavilion (7,233)
Stanford University - Stanford, California

Mackey Arena (14,123)
Purdue University - West Lafayette, Indiana

The following regional sites will host games either Saturday, March 29 and Monday, March 31, or Sunday, March 30, and Tuesday, April 1, 2008:

Greensboro Coliseum (12,005)
Atlantic Coast Conference - Greensboro, North Carolina

New Orleans Arena (17,500)
University of New Orleans - New Orleans

Ford Center (18,929)
University of Oklahoma - Oklahoma City

Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena (12,000)
Washington State University - Spokane, Washington

The exact dates for the sites will be announced at a later date.

This article was posted on: July 7, 2005

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