Texas coaches weigh in on holding 2020-21 Final Four in San Antonio

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If new women's basketball head coach Vic Schaefer can lead Texas to the Women's Final Four this season, it is possible the Longhorns could play in the NCAA tournament without ever leaving the state (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

New Texas women's basketball head coach Vic Schaefer and Baylor's Kim Mulkey might be Big 12 rivals, but they noted Tuesday at the "Beyond the Baseline: Building a Championship Culture" broadcast event that they share the excitement of having an opportunity to chase a national title in their own back yards this year.

The 2021 Women's Final Four will be held April 2-4 in San Antonio, the first time since 2010 that it will be held in the Alamo City and four years removed from the last time it came to the Lone Star State.

"We will remember the Alamo," Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair when talking about the idea of one of the Texas power schools contending for a national title in their home state.

The women's game has a rich history in the state of Texas over the last few decades. The Longhorns won the national championship in 1986, Texas Tech in 1993 and Baylor in 2005, 2012 and 2019. Connecticut has been far and away the most successful program in women's college basketball, with 11 national titles since 1995, when it beat perennial power Tennessee in the championship game, and teams like Oregon and South Carolina have surged to the forefront of the national championship conversation.

Riley Zayas

Riley Zayas is a high school sophomore and freelance journalist from Round Rock, Texas. He began his journalism career as a Sports Illustrated Kids reporter and has since become a regular contributor to Horns Illustrated, covering Texas Longhorn sports. His work also includes Fellowship of Christian Athletes publications, College Baseball Nation and Sports Spectrum, a national christian sports website. He currently serves as the Managing Editor of True To The Cru, covering UMHB athletics. Twitter: @ZayasRiley

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