The North Dakota State Bison seniors have showed an amazing level of commitment. From the moment they step on campus in Fargo, they were talented enough to play as freshmen, but instead red-shirted all for the chance to play in the big dance, to make it to March Madness.
And now that chance is here. One more win, and they will have accomplished what everyone had only dreamed could happen. But they will have also taken another step in making NDSU basketball relevant in the universe of college basketball.
For those of us close to the team, we have know about this team for years. The national audience has seen glimpses of the NDSU basketball team when they shocked highly ranked Wisconsin and Marquette a couple years back. And then gain this season when Summit League POY Ben Woodside scored 60 points.
NDSU has been known as a football school, and that team was atop the 1-AA Top-25 polls, and beat the Gophers last season, but they have not had then chance the basketball is playing for tonight.
The Bison play tonight (Tuesday) on ESPN2 at 7pm CST against Oakland to continue the journey the seniors embarked on when they signed to play for the Bison.
A couple days ago, ESPN’s Andy Katz wrote a blog post on the Bison. Check it out here.
Side note: I heard a rumor that the Utah Jazz had scouts at last night’s game to take a look at Woodside.