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Indianapolis lands 2013 men's NCAA regional

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Indianapolis has been selected to host a regional round of the 2013 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the NCAA announced today.

The games will be played March 29 and March 31, 2013, at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The 2013 regional winner will go on to play in the Final Four tournament at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

The Indianapolis-based NCAA had previously selected Indianapolis to host the Final Four in 2010 and 2015. In addition, the city will host women’s Final Fours in 2011 and 2016.

The NCAA also announced today that the men's Final Four in 2011 will be played at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

The 2012 Final Four will be played at the Superdome in New Orleans.

The NCAA also chose most of the host sites for the early rounds in 2011-2013:

— In 2011, the first- and second-round hosts are Tulsa, Okla.; Charlotte, N.C.; Chicago; Cleveland; Denver; Tampa, Fla.; Tucson, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. The regional sites are Anaheim, Calif.; San Antonio, Newark, N.J.; and New Orleans.

— In 2012, the early sites are Albuquerque, N.M.; Columbus, Ohio; Greensboro, N.C.; Louisville; Nashville, Tenn.; Omaha, Neb.; Pittsburgh and Portland, Ore. The regional sites are Atlanta, Phoenix, Boston and St. Louis.

— In 2013, the early-round sites Dayton, Ohio; Auburn Hills, Mich.; Lexington, Ky.; Salt Lake City; San Jose, Calif.; Austin, Texas; Kansas City, Mo.; and Philadelphia. The regional sites, with the East site still to be chosen, are Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
 

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