Austin will host March Madness next year
NCAA tournament will be in town the week after SXSW.
Austin — Next year, it's Texas' turn.
Austin will be swept up in March Madness in 2013, when the University of Texas acts as a host for the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Eight teams will be assigned to Austin for second- and third-round games on March 21 and 23 or March 22 and 24.
It wouldn't be possible except for a calendar quirk, which will allow the NCAA to avoid a conflict with the South by Southwest Music Festival, set for the second week of March.