They believed despite near perfection from Cal State Stanislaus.
They believed even as the clock ticked against them.
They believed even when common sense told you they had no chance.
The Chico State men’s basketball team is advancing to the Elite Eight after an improbable, unconscionable and utterly breath-taking 81-80 win over Stanislaus at Coussoulis Arena in San Bernardino on Monday night.
Chico trailed virtually the entire game. But for one glorious two-minute stretch the Wildcats were nearly-perfect and Stanislaus wasn’t. In all great unrealistic comebacks two things must happen. The winning team must keep playing and convert nearly every time down the floor. The team that loses has to cooperate. Stanislaus did.
We re-live the greatest win in Chico State basketball history. A win that sends the Wildcats to the Elite Eight in Evansville, Indiana.
Chico State will play South Carolina-Aiken at the NCAA Division II Elite Eight on Wednesday night at 6:30pm. You can hear the game on Newstalk 1290 KPAY, ChicoWildcats.com, KPAY.com and on the TuneInRadio app.