The NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Makes a Major Decision

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The NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Makes a Big Decision

This year, the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament will have 68 teams, just like the men’s.

The sport will benefit greatly from the expansion of the women’s tournament.

Furthermore, on March 13, the same day as the men’s tournament, the bracket will be revealed.

Previously, only 64 teams competed in the NCAA women’s tournament.

The decision is explained in a statement by Council Chair Shane Lyons.

“The fact that leaders in Division I are committed to strengthening aspects of the women’s basketball championship that directly impact student-athletes is reinforced by this immediate expansion of the championship,” Lyons said.

“We are excited about the positive impact this will have on the student experience at the championship, particularly in terms of equal team opportunities to compete.”

According to the press release, only four NCAA opening round games will be played on college campuses this year:

“Only the four opening round games of the 2022 championship will be played on the campuses of the top 16 seeded teams.”

It’s fantastic to see the women’s game get four more slots than it deserved.

Last March, the NCAA received public complaints about unequal accommodations at the respective March Madness tournaments from several women’s teams and WNBA players.

Footage of the women’s program’s access to weights and equipment versus the men’s program went viral.

The NCAA was forced to acknowledge the inequity as a result of this.

Hopefully, this expansion will bring the two tournaments closer together.

The NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament has made a major announcement.

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NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Announces Significant Decision

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Announces Significant Decision

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Announces Significant Decision

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Announces Significant Decision

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