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NCAA in talks with Indianapolis to host all of March Madness

Official March Madness 2020 tournament basketballs are seen in a store room at the CHI Health Center Arena, in Omaha, Neb., Monday, March 16, 2020. The NCAA college basketball Division I tournament was canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Official March Madness 2020 tournament basketballs are seen in a store room at the CHI Health Center Arena, in Omaha, Neb., Monday, March 16, 2020. The NCAA college basketball Division I tournament was canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA announced Monday it plans to hold the entire 2021 men’s college basketball tournament in one geographic location to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 and is in talks with Indianapolis to be the host city.

The Final Four is already set to be held in Indianapolis next year and the NCAA has its headquarters in the Indiana capital.

The association said it is relocating early-round games that had been scheduled to be played at 13 already-determined sites. The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee said hosting all 68 teams in one place would “enhance the safety and well-being of the event.”