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.
League officials announced Wednesday that the tournament is headed to Myrtle Beach. 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.
She didn’t know if Myrtle Beach was going to be a one-year site.