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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, April 6, 2010

NCAA women: A 96-team NCAA tournament? Perhaps

AP Sports Writer

SAN ANTONIO Just because the NCAA men's basketball tournament is likely to expand to 96 teams doesn't necessarily mean the women's field will grow, too.

They sure are looking into it, though.

Jane Meyer, head of the NCAA women's basketball selection committee, says all sorts of discussions are going on to figure out what's best. The conversations range from whether they should do it to how they would do it.

Critics, including Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma, say there aren't 32 more teams worthy of being in the field. Supporters, including Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer, say expansion would entice more programs to become tournament-worthy.

UConn and Stanford play Tuesday night for the national championship.