Big West moving all tourney games to Anaheim in 2021 and ’22
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Big West Conference Tournament has agreed to a two-year contract extension with Honda Center that will bring all the men’s and women’s games to the Anaheim venue through 2022.
Starting in 2021, the tournament will expand to four days to allow all events to be played in one building. Women’s first-round and quarterfinal games have rotated between Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State and UC Irvine since 2013. Higher seeds hosted first-round games in 2011 and 2012 at campus sites.
Eight men’s and women’s teams qualify for the tournament, and the winners earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
This year’s tournaments will be March 10-11 at Long Beach State and March 12-14 at Honda Center, which has hosted since 2011.
In July, Cal State Bakersfield will join the Big West as the league’s 10th member.