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NCAA faces empty seats at women's basketball tournament
NCAA faces empty seats at women's basketball tournament

University of Maryland sophomore Lexie Brown has visited dozens of basketball arenas but had never experienced a din like the one created by 14,000 bellowing, stomping, red-and-black-clad Louisville Cardinals fans who "made their floor shake" during an NCAA tournament game last season. "That was the first time I had played in front of that many people," said the guard, daughter of former NBA player Dee Brown. "Everyone wants to play in front of thousands and thousands of people. It was a sea full of red." It was a scene that the NCAA — which has seen attendance stagnate for years in the early rounds of the women's tournament — yearns to...

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