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Sedona Prince's viral TikTok shows the NCAA had enough space for an equal weight room

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The differences between the men's college basketball and women's college basketball tournaments have been jarring, at best. 

Both events are creating isolated bubbles in Indiana and San Antonio respectively, but the men have received much better treatment from the weight room to even the swag bags, as Sabrina Ionescu pointed out. 

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After many other professional athletes roasted the NCAA for the pathetic equipment allotted to the women, the organization released a statement claiming it was due to what was thought to be limited space. 

“The original plan was to expand the workout area once additional space was available later in the tournament,” NCAA Senior Vice President of women's basketball Lynn Holzman said. “However, we want to be responsive to the needs of our participating teams.”

However, there is clearly enough space for an adequate weight room in the San Antonio bubble, as pointed out by Oregon Ducks center Sedona Prince. 

As the TikTok shows, there is a completely empty gymnasium with plenty of room to replicate the setup in Indiana for the men's players.  

Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry quote-tweeted Prince's tweet and called out the NCAA for its pathetic treatment of female athletes, while many others, including Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons also shared Prince's video. 

 

Hopefully, the NCAA fixes this problem sooner than later, showing that statement was more than just damage control. 

However, now there are reports surfacing of the men and women's teams using different COVID-19 tests, with the men's teams using daily "gold standard" PCR tests, while the women's teams are using daily antigen tests.

NCAA President Mark Emmert told new outlets, such as USA TODAY Sports, that there are "no different risks from either test", but if that's the case -- why aren't the men's team using the daily antigen tests too?