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Austin will host March Madness next year
POSTED: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 9:04am
UPDATED: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 9:07am
NCAA tournament will be in town the week after SXSW.
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.