The second round matchup would probably pit Texas Tech against the #1 seed St. Joe's. After nearly going undefeated, St. Joe's was a debateable #1 seed. More importantly they have no inside game to speak of, something that plays into the hands of Texas Tech and Coach Bob Knight. While the potential for the upset is there, the Red Raiders will have to deal with a hostile Buffalo crowd in addition to the deadly outside game of St. Joes.
If the Red Raiders make it to the Sweet 16 it will all come down to who they face. Texas Tech will matchup fine against any team that doesn't have a dominant inside game. If the Red Raiders take care of their own games, they will matchup favorably against almost every team in the East Rutherford region. How far can they go? That just might come down to three factors. Andre Emmett, Tomaszek's health, and Bob Knight's gameplans.