Floyd said he didn’t know about the possible first-week NCAA Tournament sites until told by the media Monday. New Orleans stood out as a place he’d like to go. Floyd coached in college at New Orleans from 1988 to 1994 and in the NBA for the New Orleans Hornets for the 2003-04 season.
“I’d love to go get a shrimp po’ boy,” Floyd said. “But, outside of that, there’s going to be quality teams and the same worries anywhere.”
New Orleans also would make it easier for Ryan Francis’ mom Paulette to attend the game. Floyd said they hadn’t yet talked about bringing Paulette to whatever site they play at, though he said it was a good thought.
The possible first-week NCAA Tournament sites are Sacramento, Buffalo, Winston Salem (NC), Lexington, Chicago, Colombus (OH), Spokane and New Orleans