Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority spokesperson Kristi Andersen says crews spent several hours installing the special court sent to them by the NCAA.
“The pieces all fit together like a jigsaw puzzle and our operation crew has good experience putting those types of things together,” Anderson says.
Andersen says they already installed a practice court in the Exhibit Hall and installed seat risers. She says everything will be in place when NCAA officials arrive on Wednesday.
Wisconsin is the top seed in the Midwest Regional and takes on Coastal Carolina. Kansas, the number two seed, plays New Mexico State. Kansas could take on in-state rival Wichita State in the next round. Wichita State plays Indiana. The other match up pits Oregon against Oklahoma State.
Neither Creighton nor Nebraska made the NCAA Tournament this year. The women’s basketball team from the University of Nebraska made the tournament for the fourth straight year. Seeded #9, the Huskers will play #8 seeded Syracuse in Columbia, South Carolina Friday.