Mayor holding news conference today in advance of NCAA tourney
BY Staff Reports
Monday, March 14, 2011
3/14/11 at 12:00 PM
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Preparations for the first NCAA men’s basketball tournament games in Tulsa since 1985 continue today with a news conference and other events.
Mayor Dewey Bartlett and Tulsa Metro Chamber president and CEO Mike Neal are scheduled to hold a news conference today in which they will pick brackets for the tournament. That event will be followed by a trolley ride through downtown.
Games on Friday at the BOK Center will include, in the Southwest Regional: No. 1 Kansas (32-2) vs. No. 16 Boston University (21-13); and No. 8 Nevada-Las Vegas (24-8) vs. No. 9 Illinois (19-13).
In the West Regional: No. 5 Arizona (27-7) vs. No. 12 Memphis (25-9) and No. 4 Texas (27-7) vs. No. 13 Oakland (25-9).
For much more on the tournament, see today’s Tulsa World.
Tulsa mayor Dewey Bartlett and his wife Victoria react at a watch party at Joe Momma's Pizza in downtown Tulsa, as the teams are announced that will play in the NCAA Tournament rounds at the BOK Center. MICHAEL WYKE / Tulsa World