Here’s the press release from the NCAA that announces that Gampel Pavilion, home of the UConn Huskies, will host the first and second rounds of the 2013 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee has announced the selections of the first- and second-round as well as regional sites for the 2013 tournament.

NCAACities 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.

“As a committee we are excited that in 2013 our championship will be hosted by institutions from nine different conferences, with Delaware and St. John’s hosting for the first time,” said Greg Christopher, chair of the Division I Women’s Basketball Committee and director of athletics at Bowling Green State University. “Having this geographic blend of sites is important to the committee as we continue to grow the game of women’s basketball.”

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The following first- and second-round sites will play host to games either March 23 and 25 or March 24 and 26, 2013 (dates to be determined in June 2012):

2013 First- and Second-Round Sites
City Venue Host
Baton Rouge, La. Pete Maravich Assembly Center LSU
Boulder, Colo. Coors Events Center Colorado
College Park, Md. Comcast Center Maryland
College Station, TX Reed Arena Texas A&M
Columbus, Ohio St. John Arena Ohio State
Durham, N.C. Cameron Indoor Stadium Duke
Iowa City, Iowa Carver Hawkeye Arena Iowa
Knoxville, Tenn. Thompson Boling Arena Tennessee
Louisville, Ky. KFC YUM! Center Louisville
Lubbock, Texas United Spirit Arena Texas Tech
Delaware, Del. Bob Carpenter Center Delaware
Queens, N.Y. Carnesecca Arena St. John’s
Spokane, Wash. McCarthey Athletic Center Gonzaga
Stanford, Calif. Maples Pavilion Stanford
Storrs, Conn. Gampel Pavilion Connecticut
Waco, Texas Ferrell Center Baylor

The following regional sites will play host to games either March 30 and April 1 or March 31 and April 2, 2013 (dates to be determined in June 2012):

2013 Regional Sites
City Venue Host
Norfolk, Va. Ted Constant Center Old Dominion
Oklahoma City, Okla. Chesapeake Energy Arena TBD
Spokane, Wash. Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena Washington State
Trenton, N.J. Sun National Bank Arena Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

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