The NCAA might want to look at shifting the geographic parameters of its "regions"...it seems as though the West has always been overrepresented in terms of host locations for the first-second rounds...perhaps Texas, and to a lesser extent Kansas (City) and Oklahoma should be considered in the same "region" as Boise and Ogden...
How would you have liked this set up for this year's tournament?
Arizona-Utah State, LSU-UAB
Okla State-SE LA, SIU-St. Mary's
Louisville-ULL, Villanova-New Mexico
Michigan State-ODU, Syracuse-Vermont
UNC-Oakland, Minnesota-Iowa State
Duke-DSU, Stanford-Mississippi State
Gonzaga-Wintrhop, UCLA-Texas Tech