Hall of Fame expecting increased crowds with women's tourney in town

Knoxville is home to some of the best women's basketball fans in the country, and they will be welcoming many more this weekend, with the first and second rounds of the NCAA Women's tournament taking place at Thompson Boling Arena.

And with all those fans in town, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame is looking forward to an increase in business.

The museum, located near downtown Knoxville, will have expanded hours during the tournament to accommodate those visitors, and several of the competing teams will tour the facility, looking at women's basketball past and present.

"One of the teams that are coming in, Cynthia Cooper is the head coach and she's an inductee, so it's always nice to have one of the inductees to come to the Hall of Fame, and see the display in the Hall of Honor. So that's pretty cool," said Josh Sullivan of the WBHOF.

The Hall of Fame will be open on Sunday and Monday for the tournament. They're normally closed those days. Go to their website for more information.

The Lady Vols, by the way, will play Northwestern State on Saturday at 4 pm in the first round of the tournament. If they win, they will play the winner of St. John's and USC.


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