ACC Women's Basketball Tournament Site Announced

CHARLOTTE (AP) - The Atlantic Coast Conference is moving its women's basketball tournament to South Carolina after relocating it from North Carolina because of a law that restricts the rights of LGBT people.

The Tournament was scheduled to occur at the Greensboro Coliseum. The Women's Tournament has been played in Greensboro every year since 2000.

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League officials announced Wednesday that the tournament is headed to Conway, South Carolina. The ACC pulled 10 neutral-site championships out of North Carolina last month because of the law.

Coastal Carolina will host the tournament from March 1-5. It's the conference's seventh appearance in the state of South Carolina and first since a five-year run in Rock Hill from 1992-96.

ACC women's basketball associate commissioner Nora Lynn Finch said the conference also was looking at Florida and Virginia as possible sites. The 2017 edition of the Tournament will be the 40th in its history.

She didn't know if Myrtle Beach was going to be a one-year site.

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