The Washington Times - October 29, 2009, 05:17PM

The NCAA announced its 2011 NCAA women’s basketball tournament sites today, and Maryland is among the first-weekend hosts.

So, too, is Virginia.

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It’ll be the fourth time Comcast Center hosted the early rounds of the tournament. Maryland also played at home in the tournament in 2005, 2008 and 2009.

Since any team hosting a four-team subregional is effectively assured of playing at home for the first weekend of the tournament, Maryland pretty much knows where it will spend the first weekend of the 2011 event (assuming the Terps earn a postseason invite).

The four regional sites are Philadelphia, Dayton, Dallas and Spokane.

– Patrick Stevens