NCAA moves men’s basketball tourney games from NC to Greenville, SC

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The NCAA announced the first and second round men’s basketball championship games originally schedule for North Carolina have been moved to Greenville, South Carolina.

The announcement comes after the NCAA moved eight championships from North Carolina citing House Bill 2.

The new championship locations:

  • 2016 Division I Women’s Soccer Championship, College Cup, Dec. 2 and 4: San Jose, California (Avaya Stadium; West Coast Conference, host).
  • 2016 Division III Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships, Dec. 2 and 3: Salem, Virginia (Kerr Stadium; Old Dominion Athletic Conference, host).
  • 2017 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, first/second-rounds, March 17 and 19: Greenville, South Carolina (Bon Secours Wellness Arena; Southern Conference and Furman University, hosts).
  • 2017 Division I Women’s Golf Championships, regional, May 8-10: Athens, Georgia (University of Georgia Golf Course; University of Georgia, host).
  • 2017 Division III Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships, May 22-27: Chattanooga, Tennessee (Champions Tennis Club; University of the South, host).
  • 2017 Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship, May 26 and 28: Boston (Gillette Stadium; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, host).
  • 2017 Division II Baseball Championship, May 27-June 3, Grand Prairie, Texas (The Ballpark in Grand Prairie; Angelo State University, host).

The ACC also moved its championships from North Carolina in reposnse to HB2.

The locations announced Tuesday are:

  • women’s soccer, MUSC Health Stadium, Charleston, South Carolina, Nov. 4 and 6
  • women’s swimming and diving/men’s diving, Georgia Tech Aquatics Center, Atlanta, Feb. 13 to 16
  • men’s swimming, Georgia Tech Aquatics Center, Atlanta, Feb. 27 to March 2.
  • women’s golf, The Reserve Golf Club, Pawley’s Island, South Carolina, April 13 to 15
  • men’s golf, Musgrove Mill Golf Club, Clinton, South Carolina, April 21 to 23
  • men’s and women’s tennis, Rome Tennis Center and Berry College, Rome, Georgia, April 26 to 30
  • baseball, Louisville Slugger Field, Louisville, Kentucky, May 23 to 28

The league had already announced that the Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship Game will be played Dec. 3 in Orlando.

All of the sites except for the Georgia Tech Aquatics Center will be hosting an ACC championship for the first time.

When the decision to pull the locations was announced in September, the ACC said it felt the need to take a stand for its principles.

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