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Oklahoma State basketball: A look at the Cowboys' NCAA Tournament destination

DESTINATION SAN JOSE — A closer look at where the Oklahoma State Cowboys will play Oregon in their return to the NCAA Tournament after a two-year absence.
By GINA MIZELL Published: March 17, 2013

Travis Ford had a gut feeling his Oklahoma State squad would get sent to the Bay Area to begin NCAA Tournament play. He was right.

The Cowboys will travel to San Jose, the third-largest city in California and a destination in the heart of the Silicon Valley.

Here's a closer look at the city, the attractions to visit, how to get around and much more:

The city: San Jose

Getting around: Many downtown attractions and hotels are within walking distance of HP Pavilion. Valley Transit Authority's free DASH shuttle also stops at many major landmarks downtown.

Arena: HP Pavilion

Hotels near arena (check out more at

-DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose ($329 per night)

-Holiday Inn San Jose Airport ($167 per night)

America's Best Value Inn San Jose Convention Center ($89 per night)

Tickets (prices start at) $44 for Session 1; $64 for Session 2; $164 for All Sessions $112.50 for Session 1; $135 for Session 2; $405 for All Sessions

-Through the school: Visit; OSU ticket allotment is 350; requests were sent out to season-ticket holders earlier this season

-Through the NCAA: Call 800-298-4200

Visitor attractions (check out more at

-Tech Museum of Innovation: Where better to have a hands-on science and technology museum than the Silicon Valley?

-San Jose Flea Market: The largest open-air market in the United States

-San Francisco: Located about 50 miles north of San Jose, San Francisco is home to plenty of famous attractions like Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz and The Bay Bridge.

Tournament history: Hosted Regionals in 2007 and 2002. Hosted opening weekend games in 2010.


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