Excerpt By: WRAL Sports Fan. Written By: Doug Feinberg.
Duke and North Carolina State were among the top 16 projected seeds the NCAA revealed Monday for the women’s basketball tournament in March, making them potential hosts in a state that’s lost several sports events because of a divisive law.
The NCAA pulled seven championships from North Carolina in September, including the first two rounds of the 2017 men’s basketball tournament, because of the law that limits protections for LGBT people.
But the NCAA allows games to be played when teams earn the right to host — those aren’t predetermined sites, meaning Duke and N.C. State could hold women’s tournament games on their campuses.