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.