The NCAA on Friday morning addressed disparities between the men’s and women’s Division I basketball tournaments after several issues with the women’s tournament in San Antonio surfaced on social media.
Lynn Holzman, NCAA VP of women’s basketball, admitted the NCAA and women’s committee fell short in some areas of preparation prior to the tournament’s start on Sunday.
“We fell short this year in what we’ve been doing to prepare in the last 60 days for 64 teams to be here in San Antonio, and we acknowledge that,” Holzman said.
Holzman specifically addressed a viral tweet and video posted by University of Oregon forward Sedona Prince. In the video, Prince shows a designated training and weight room area at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center with only one set of dumbbells. The video then shows what she said was a men’s training area in Indiana filled with weights and workout machines.