Broncos ride bubble into tourney, and matchup with La Salle

Broncos ride bubble into tourney, and matchup with La Salle »Play Video
Boise State head coach Leon Rice reacts to a call during the second half of a Mountain West Conference tournament NCAA college basketball game against San Diego State on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in Las Vegas. San Diego State defeated Boise State 73-67. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - The waiting game is over and Boise State's bubble didn't burst. The Broncos earned their first at-large bid to the NCAA tournament in school history, but it wasn't without a few bumps in the road.

For instance, waiting through the Midwest, South, and East regional brackets without hearing their name called. My grandpa would say that patience builds character, but he never had to wait this long with cameras in his face.

"I didn't wear it on my sleeve, but I wasn't calm inside. And it never fails that they roll you last, so it was a long day waiting. I'm just so happy for our guys, I'm happy for Bronco Nation. It's a milestone for our program. First at-large selection in the history of the school. Our guys are so excited to play, and to get out there, and experience the NCAA Tournament," said Boise State head coach Leon Rice.

Similar reaction to the news at La Salle, but with nearly 60 percent of their scoring coming from three upperclassmen, they've been waiting a bit longer than the Broncos making the end result that much sweeter.

"This is one of the most exciting moments of my life, honestly. Like, yesterday it was exciting, but you don't know how exciting it is until you actually hear 'em. When I heard our name called, I was like 'Wow, we really did it. Three years and all the stuff that we've been through at La Salle, we finally made it.,'" said junior guard Tyreek Duren

CBS Sports, and KBOI 2 is the place to be for all things March Madness. Boise State and La Salle University will start their tourney trek Wednesday night in beautiful Dayton, Ohio.

The selection committee calls it the First Four, but it's the round we used to call the play-in games. Tip time at University of Dayton Arena is 7:10 pm (MTN) and you can watch the game on truTV.