Young Broncos lead the way to possible NCAA bid

Young Broncos lead the way to possible NCAA bid »Play Video
Boise State guard Derrick Marks (2) scores AGAINST Colorado State Dorian Green (22) during an NCAA college basketball game in Boise, Idaho, Saturday, March 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Darin Oswald)
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Boise State basketball is on the bubble. It's a foreign place for a team that has never made the NCAA Tournament with an at-large bid. Win or lose at the Mountain West Conference Tournament in Las Vegas, that's exactly where they sit.

With just one senior and three juniors on the roster, it's been the under-classmen leading the way for the Broncos. That young leadership, and potential has head coach Leon Rice nearly giddy with anticipation.

"It gets me excited that we're a young team, and our crowds have embraced us, and it's fun, a lot of fun. I get really excited because I think it's a peek of maybe what we can build here, and what's to come," said Coach Rice.

"I feel like inexperience isn't an excuse, I mean, there comes a time where there's no more excuses for inexperience. So I think, being so young, we have taken that step in playing a little bit older than probably we should be," adds sophomore Anthony Drmic.

In a strange scheduling twist, the Broncos tip the conference tournament against San Diego State, just days after closing their regular season against the Aztecs. Tip time for Wednesday's game is 10 pm (MTN) on CBS Sports Network.