Victoria to welcome eight NCAA women’s basketball teams for tournament

Victoria to welcome eight NCAA women's basketball teams for tournament
WatchThe Victoria Invitational is slated for November 28th-30th and will feature NCAA powerhouses including Stanford and Syracuse.
Clint Hamilton, director of Vikes Athletics and Recration, Howard Kelsey, local co-founder of the event, Robert Bettauer, CEO of Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence, and David Munro, local co-founder of event, announce the Victoria Invitational.


An NCAA basketball tournament is coming to Victoria.

The tournament launched in Vancouver last year. This year, the event is moving to be Victoria and will be the Victoria Invitational.

Eight women’s teams will compete Nov. 28-30 at the University of Victoria. Last year’s event featured women’s and men’s teams.

Mississippi State, national runner-up in 2017 and 2018, and recent Final Four teams Stanford and Syracuse headline the field.

Bowling Green, Cal Baptist, Green Bay, Houston and San Francisco round out the entrants.

It will be the second NCAA basketball neutral-site event in November in Canada.

Toronto hosts a three-time men’s showcase on Nov. 16.

With files from The Canadian Press


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