UConn Selected to Host First and Second Rounds of 2014 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and the Huskies will once again play host to the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament in Storrs.

Oct. 9, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The University of Connecticut has been selected as one of the 16 first and second-round sites for the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship, which, along with the NCAA Regional sites, were announced today by the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee.

The selection will mark the 19th time that UConn has hosted NCAA Tournament games at Gampel Pavilion, with the most recent coming in 2013. The Huskies boast an all-time record of 32-2 in NCAA Tournament games played at Gampel.

Other cities chosen to host first- and second-round games in 2014 include Ames, Iowa; Baton Rouge, La.; Chapel Hill, N.C.; College Park, Md.; College Station, Texas; Durham, N.C.; Iowa City, Iowa; Knoxville, Tenn.; Lexington, Ky.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Seattle, Wash.; Toledo, Ohio; University Park, Penn.; Waco, Texas; and West Lafayette, Ind. The four selected regional sites are Lincoln, Neb.; Louisville, Ky.; Notre Dame, Ind., and Stanford, Calif. 

 "The committee continues to look for ways to create a better in-arena atmosphere for our student-athletes, improve attendance and enhance the broadcast look of the games," Carolayne Henry said, chair of the Division I Women's Basketball Committee and senior associate commissioner/senior woman administrator at the Mountain West Conference. "The 2014 championship presented us with a unique opportunity for our institutional hosts during the regional rounds of play. The committee is continuing to look at other host and format options that make sense for our championship going into 2015 and beyond."

The following first- and second-round sites will host games either Saturday, March 22, and Monday, March 24 or Sunday, March 23, and Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (dates to be determined):

VENUE

SITE

HOST(S)

Hilton Coliseum

Ames, Iowa

Iowa State

Pete Maravich Assembly Center

Baton Rouge, La.

LSU

Carmichael Arena

Chapel Hill, N.C.

North Carolina

Comcast Center

College Park, Md.

Maryland

Reed Arena

College Station, Texas

Texas A&M

Cameron Indoor Stadium

Durham, N.C.

Duke

Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Iowa City, Iowa

Iowa

Thompson-Boling Arena

Knoxville, Tenn.

Tennessee

Memorial Coliseum

Lexington, Ky.

Kentucky

Pauley Pavilion

Los Angeles, Calif.

UCLA

Alaska Airlines Arena

Seattle, Wash.

Washington

Harry A. Gampel Pavilion

Storrs, Conn.

Connecticut

Savage Arena

Toledo, Ohio

Toledo

Bryce Jordan Center

University Park, Pa.

Penn State

Ferrell Center

Waco, Texas

Baylor

Mackey Arena

West Lafayette, Ind.

Purdue


The following regional sites will host games either Saturday, March 29, and Monday, March 31 or Sunday, March 30, and Tuesday, April 1, 2014 (dates to be determined):

REGIONAL

VENUE

SITE

HOST(S)

Lincoln Regional

Pinnacle Bank Arena

Lincoln, Neb.

Nebraska

Louisville Regional

KFC Yum! Center

Louisville, Ky.

Louisville

Notre Dame Regional

Joyce Center

Notre Dame, Ind.

Notre Dame

Stanford Regional

Maples Pavilion

Stanford, Calif.

Stanford

All roads from the preliminary rounds will lead to Nashville, site of the 2014 NCAA Women's Final Four to be played April 6 and 8 at Bridgestone Arena.