Broncos NCAA Tournament bound!
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The Boise State men's basketball team earned its first ever at-large NCAA Tournament berth Sunday.
Boise State (21-10) earned a 13-seed in the West region, and will face La Salle in the first round of the tournament in Dayton, Ohio. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:10 MT on Wednesday.
"I'm just so happy for our guys and for Bronco nation," said head coach Leon Rice, who is making his first NCAA Tournament appearance at Boise State. "It's a milestone for our program."
The Broncos were one of the last teams announced in Sunday's selection show, leaving Rice and his team anxious.
"The bubble is a painful experience," lamented Rice. "I tried to get away from it as much as I could. I couldn't help it. It's torture."
"The Boise State logo is everywhere right now, and I'm just glad it's in the field," he added.
This year's appearance is Boise State's sixth all-time and first since 2008, when the Broncos won the WAC Tournament.