I’m telling you Tulsa’s regional lineup this week is superior.
We get to see four conference players of the year in Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver, Buffalo’s CJ Massinburg, Northern Kentucky’s Drew McDonald and Georgia State’s D’Marcus Simonds (he won in 2018).
We get to see old friends Kelvin Sampson, who resurrected his college coaching career at Houston, and Sean Sutton, who helped Tech head coach Chris Beard wrest the Big 12 championship from 14-time winner Kansas.
The Jayhawks are in Salt Lake City with Auburn, West top seed Gonzaga, Baylor and Syracuse. Some potential there if KU plays Auburn and the Zags face The Cuse in round two, but I’ll take Houston-Iowa State and Texas Tech-Buffalo in Tulsa.