UCLA and Pauley Pavilion will serve as one of 16 first and second round host sites for the 2014 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, the NCAA announced Wednesday.
Pauley Pavilion, which hosted the 1984 NCAA Women’s Final Four, will host championship play in women's basketball for the first time since 1999. The arena hosted two NCAA Championships last year, men's volleyball and women's gymnastics.
Washington's Alaska Airlines Arena was the only other west coast and Pac-12 host site for the opening rounds.
Stanford's Maples Pavilion was tabbed by the NCAA as one of four Regional host sites. The other three include Louisville (KFC Yum! Center), Notre Dame (Joyce Center) and Nebraska (Pinnacle Bank Arena). The Bruins will play at three of the four Regional sites during the 2013-14 regular season. UCLA opens its season at Nebraska (Nov. 8) and then travels to Notre Dame (Dec. 7). The Bruins will be at Pac-12 foe Stanford on Jan. 24.
The 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).
The 2014 NCAA Regionals will take place March 29-April 1. Game dates and times for each regional site will be released at a later date. Ticket, hotel and travel information for the NCAA Tournament and the first and second round games at UCLA will also be available at a future date.The 2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four will take place April 6 and 8 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.