So You’re Saying There’s a Chance!
When in the movie "Dumb and Dumber" Lloyd asks Mary what are the chances she'd consider dating him, she says a million to one against. To which Lloyd responds, So you're saying there's a chance!
There is always a first time for everything and the Boise State women's basketball program feels now is there time! The Broncos, 0-5 in NCAA Tournament play will dance for the sixth time tomorrow when they play Oregon State in Corvallis 3:30 p.m. MDT.
Oregon State spent most of the year in the AP top 10 of women's basketball and with the home court advantage tomorrow they are clearly the favorite.
Boise State however is headed to the tournament for the third straight year and for the fourth time in five seasons and with that brings experience and composure. Boise State played Louisville and UCLA the last two tournaments and most members of the BSU team now have that experience which means now they can concentrate on business, the business of finally putting a tournament win on their resume.
The Broncos arrived in Corvallis with a little chip on their should because despite their 39th RPI ranking they are a 13 seed while Arkansas Little-Rock, also in Corvallis, is a 12 seed with a 61 RPI rating. They get to play Gonzaga rather than the home town Beavers.
Make no mistake, it will take Boise State's best game of the year to beat Oregon State but to think it's impossible is no longer in the Broncos mind set.
Ironically, both Boise State and Oregon State were knocked from last years NCAA Tournament by the same team, Louisville.
The Cardinals beat BSU in the first round 74-42, then topped Oregon State 76-43 n the Elite 8.
Yes Lloyd, there is a chance!