NCAA Tournament Tips Off in San Jose

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San Jose is hosting several NCAA Tournament games this week at HP Pavilion -- and local officials hope the tournament will provide an economic boost to the South Bay. Bay Area basketball fans have a lot to cheer about on the court, with Cal's men's and women's teams both participating, along with the top-seeded Stanford women. In a special broadcast from KQED Silicon Valley, we talk about the tournament and discuss the state of college hoops.


Ann Killion, sports columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and contributing writer for Sports Illustrated and Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Mark Purdy, sports columnist for the San Jose Mercury News and Bay Area News Group

Michelle Smith, contributor for and founder of