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Many predicted the Broncos to finish last in the Mountain West this year. They proved everyone wrong, and received the first ever, at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. The Broncos are a year ahead of schedule, meaning they started coming together earlier than many guessed they would, especially with the young talent on the team. Unfortunately, when your opponent shoots 63% from the field, coming away with a victory gets really tough. If I recall, La Salle at one point in the second half, was shooting at 80%. They were fast, athletic, and could not miss. Lots of heads hung in disappointment - not with the players - but more with how things ended, knowing we could have played a bit better. I'm guessing Rice starts practice Monday, and the boys make a serious run at the MW Title next year.
So, yeah, this is pretty awesome. Every BSU home game will be played on the ESPN family of networks in 2013. Yes, I said EVERY, and yes I am looking at you, Tennessee-Martin. The agreement goes through 2020, and you can bet your britches that the true ESPN darling is back. Boom!