The only thing I wonder is since they are now promoting this as the "First Four" and going back to calling it the First Round and Second Round, will the rest of the floors be like this or is this a special floor, like the Final Four in an effort to brand the "First Four?"
The reason IU went to the astroplay is that they have to practice at Memorial Stadium later in the year since the practice fields do not have lights. Former Coach DiNardo wanted the turf so he practiced at the stadium each day, wearing out the grass. At the end of the season while Larry Johnson was running all over the IU defense, he was running on painted dirt. That's why IU has turf, at least according to my former roommate who was a team manager.