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The NCAA will be following the NBA’s lead to mitigate the risk of transmitting COVID-19 during it’s upcoming March Madness tournament.

The college basketball postseason will be held in a bubble in and around Indianapolis.

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The 68 teams that will compete for the national championship will travel to the Indianapolis area and will stay in hotels connected to the Indiana Convention Center, ESPN reported.

Teams will be housed by floor and will be told to social distance. Some family members will be permitted to watch games, but there is no word on whether other fans will be allowed to attend.

The convention center will also be a practice facility.

The games will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Mackey Arena, Assembly Hall and Lucas Oil Stadium, CBS Sports reported.

Ball State is being held as an emergency venue.

Selection Sunday will be held on March 14, with the tournament running through the month. The Final Four will be held April 3 and the national championship on April 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

A local health partner will test players, coaches and anyone who is part of the tournament. Officials did not say how often tests will be conducted, ESPN reported.

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