Austin will host March Madness next year

NCAA tournament will be in town the week after SXSW.

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 3:18pm

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.

 

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