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NCAA to host women's basketball summit with top coaches, administrators

The NCAA will host a women's basketball summit Monday with top coaches, administrators and committee members to discuss the paper that Val Ackerman submitted in late June with suggestions to improve the state of the game.

The summit will serve as a prelude to a bigger gathering at the women's Final Four this April in Nashville.

Many of Ackerman's suggestions were aimed at boosting attendance, which has become stagnant over the past few years. Last season the NCAA averaged 5,466 for all tournament rounds, which was 17th since the tournament began in 1982.

While most of the ideas that will be discussed at the summit are for long-term solutions, the women's basketball committee came up with its own short-term plan by allowing schools to bid on and host the NCAA regionals. It's a move that has angered many coaches.