DALLAS — Kansas coach Bill Self has heard about the cavernous and regal confines of Cowboys Stadium, the behemoth football stadium that will play host to top-seeded KUs Sweet 16 game against No. 4 seed Michigan at 6:37 p.m. on Friday at the NCAA South Regional in Arlington, Texas.
By RUSTIN DODD
The Kansas City Star
Cowboys Stadium nicknamed Jerry World for Cowbows owner Jerry Jones is going through a trial run this weekend in advance of playing host to next years Final Four. And teams and fans will be treated to a viewing experience that includes a 60-yard, high-definition video screen hanging above the court and 42,614 seats for basketball.
I know it's huge, Self said on Wednesday after arriving in Dallas. But I thought last year (in the Superdome) was pretty big, too. And when we played in Indianapolis, that place is huge. And when we played in Detroit, that place is huge. And so, weve been in domes. These players havent necessarily been in domes, but its a good problem to have, because if you're playing in domes that means youre advancing in the tournament.
By seeding, KU is the favorite in what could be the most entertaining of all four regions sites. In addition to No. 4 Michigan, No. 3 seed Florida will take on Cinderella story Florida Gulf Coast, the first No. 15 seed in the Sweet 16, for the Florida state title.
Itll be an interesting four-team field, Self said. There's four good teams playing, and we've got different story lines with each one of them. And I just want our guys to play with reckless abandon.
• Self was also asked on Wednesday if he had any bad flashbacks while returning to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the scene of KUs shocking loss to TCU in Fort Worth in February.
I don't think we played in Dallas or Arlington this past year, Self deadpanned. We played in Fort Worth, which is a big difference than Arlington.
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