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Tulsa's 'toughest ticket' since Elvis

Tulsa hosts Kansas on Wednesday night in an unlikely matchup with improbable beginnings.

Updated: December 11, 2002, 12:23 PM ET
By Pete Thamel | Special to ESPN.com

TULSA, Okla. -- It all began on a balmy day, atop a Hawaiian island after a made putt on a perfectly manicured green.

Bill Self, then the coach at Tulsa, was golfing with Kansas coach Roy Williams on one of those lavish Nike coaching junkets. While engaged in an, ahem, friendly match against Syracuse's Jim Boeheim and Bowling Green's Dan Dakich, Self waited for the perfect time to query Williams about Tulsa landing a home game with Kansas.

After he and Williams won a hole, Self seized ...

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