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 Expedia.com)

-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)

-StubHub.com: $44 for Session 1; $64 for Session 2; $164 for All Sessions

-PrimeSport.com: $112.50 for Session 1; $135 for Session 2; $405 for All Sessions

-Through the school: Visit okstate.com; 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 sanjoseca.gov)

-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.


by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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